Some Like It Hot Sauce

A quick spin in the blender is all you need to turn the summer's freshest produce into a use-on-everything hot sauce.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 21

1
can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes, undrained
1
medium red onion, cut into quarters
1
to 2 jalapeño chiles, cut in half
2
cloves garlic
1
sprig fresh cilantro
1
cup cider vinegar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper

  • 1 In blender, place all ingredients. Cover; blend with on-and-off pulses until sauce is desired consistency.
  • 2 Store sauce tightly covered in jars or resealable containers in refrigerator until ready to use.

Expert Tips

Jalapeños are mid-range on the heat level index of chiles. Add 1 jalapeño first, and once mixed, taste the sauce to gauge your personal heat comfort level. Add the second jalapeño (or more), if desired.

Use rubber gloves when handling jalapeños and other chiles, as the oils can irritate your skin.