Published on January 29, 2019

Pepper sauce

Made with chili peppers, this sauce has some heat and pairs well with chicken and other lean proteins. It also adds a pop to soups and spreads.

The chili peppers in this recipe range from mild to medium on the heat index. Use gloves and avoid touching your face when handling them.

Ingredients (Serves 10)

  • 1 dried ancho chili pepper
  • 1 dried chipotle chili pepper
  • 1 dried New Mexico chili pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 fresh red Fresno or jalapeno chili pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


Using gloves, remove stems and seeds from dried and fresh chilies. Soak dried chilies in vinegar and water for one hour. Put peppers and liquid into sauce pan. Add fresh Fresno chili (or jalapeno) and simmer over low heat for about 30 minutes.

Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Use a blender to puree until very smooth. With blender running, add oil at a very slow drizzle. Store in refrigerator.