Homemade grilled jalapeño hot sauce

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Homemade grilled jalapeño hot sauce

I love hot sauces and buy them a lot. But I also make hot sauces myself because it’s so easy to do. I had a lot of jalapeño peppers left from another video, and I made the best hot sauce with them.

Because I grilled all the ingredients, the sauce developed a sweetness that you otherwise only get from added sugars. But this sauce is more complex than a lot of store-bought sauces.



  • 20 jalapeño peppers
  • 3 white onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup of distilled vinegar
  • 2 tbsp of table salt
  • 2 tsp of mustard
  • 1 tbsp of ground black pepper

How to

  1. Fire up your grill for direct grilling.
  2. Peel the onions and the cloves of garlic. Put the peppers with the onions, garlic and the whole lemon on the grates and close the lid.
  3. When all the vegetables have some char and the onions are soft, you can take them off the grates.
  4. Put everything and the juice of half the lemon in a blender and grind it down to a smooth paste.
  5. Add the vinegar, salt, mustard and ground black pepper and give it a good stir.
  6. You can store the sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for months.

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