Homemade Mexican Hot Sauce Recipe

Hot sauce is an acquired taste for many and those who love it, REALLY love it. A common addition to Mexican food, eggs, chili, meats and rice dishes, hot sauce is usually a staple in most refridgerators. Mexican hot sauces comes in a variety of flavors, styles and heat intensities. For real Mexican hot sauce connoisseurs, it's the best when they make it themselves. For summer holidays, Cinco de Mayo parties or just fun get-togethers, try to make your own hot sauce and get the party started!

Here are some easy and flavorful Mexican hot sauce recipes to sample:

Simple Mexican Hot Sauce Recipe: A classic crowd-favorite Mexican hot sauce recipe.


  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 ripe chopped small tomatoes
  • 1 small minced onion
  • 1 minced green jalapeno chili pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

Mash garlic and salt together. Peel tomatoes and mash together with garlic and salt. Add onion and pepper. Use a hand blender to combine all ingredients with vinegar, sugar and olive oil. Allow to sit overnight and store in the refridgerator.

Roasted Salsa Verde Recipe: The perfect Cinco de Mayo recipe to add to any Mexican dish.


  • 4 tomatillos
  • 1 cup jalapenos, drained
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp. cumin
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1/2 tbsp. salt
Roast the tomatillos (peeled and drizzled with olive oil) at 450 degrees for 15 minutes and turn once. Place the tomatillos, garlic, jalapenos, oil and liquid from the tomatillos in a food processor. Add cilantro, cumin, lime and salt and blend for once minute. Serve or store in the refridgerator.

Mango Kiwi Hot Sauce Recipe: A unique and refreshing fruit-based hot sauce. 

  • 6 whole mangos, peeled and seeded
  • 7 whole kiwi fruit, peeled
  • 7 whole Habanero peppers, stemed and seeded
  • Juice of 4 limes
  • Juice of 3 lemons
  • 4 tbsp. orange juice
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups water   

Boil peppers in a large pot with water and salt for 15 minutes, drain but save 1/2 cup water. Blend saved water and all ingredients but the vinegar. Return everything to the pot and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring the entire time. Remove from heat and stir in vinegar until cooled. Refridgerate until ready to use.

Try your own Mexican hot sauce recipes and play with fun ingredients to add more or less flavor. Whether you like hot and spicy or cool and flavorful, hot sauce is the perfect addition to all your favorite dishes.

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