Basic Homemade Hot Sauce

My other half work’s in an office with large glass windows. One of things his team decided to go was grow chillies using the heat as we don’t get much if that in England so it was acting as a mini greenhouse. After the summer had passed he came home one day with a massive collection of chillies. Some of them were small and they were all different colours. We decided we’d use them up in something we loved which was hot sauce. We found some funky skeleton jars in a local shop thinking these would give the perfect scary appearance as we wanted the sauce to be super hot.


5 different types of fresh chilli

Handful jalapeno style chillies

2 cans of chopped tomatoes

1 whole clove of garlic chopped up very small

1 tablespoon of salt and pepper

1 squeeze of tomato puree

1 squeeze of garlic puree

1 cup of water

1 tablespoon dried onion flakes

1 tablespoon dried habanero chilli flakes

1 large onion diced finely

1 tablespoon white sugar

50 ml white wine vinegar


  1. Slightly soften the onion and garlic in a pan
  2. Add them and everything else to a slow cooker
  3. Cook on low for 6 hours
  4. Bottle in sterilised jars
  5. Store in the fridge as it doesn’t have preservatives ib

Now we love the type of hot sauce that is sweet but wanted to start out fairly simply so I think next time we’ll add a whole bottle of honey and see where that takes us.

I used some old hot sauce jars but you can buy them:

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