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Chili Hot Sauce – Quick and Homemade

Chili Hot Sauce – Quick and Homemade

Throwing a winter dinner party or summer braai and ran out of Mascoville? Panic! So why not make your own home-made hot sauce? With the recipe below, you’ll show off your Hot Sauce making skills in just 30 minutes. Make it, taste it, customize it and become the local Hot Sauce Guru. Exchange below Chilies for anything you fancy: Green Chilies, Thai, Jalapenos, Habanero, Serrano, Bird’s eye, Ghost Peppers, anything you can handle and can get your hands on.

What you need to make this Chili Sauce:

  • Pan big enough for about 1 liter of sauce
  • Food processor, knife and cutting board
  • Stick blender
  • Sanitized bottles or jars with airtight caps or lids
  • Small funnel


  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 2 Tbs minced garlic
  • 8 ordinary red chilies, washed but not deseeded. Add two fiery habanero or Thai chilies for more heat. Remove seeds and white bits for less heat.
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple. Cubed, and don’t worry about peeling. Apple + Chili = Awesome.
  • 2 large and ripe tomatoes, cubed 
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white spirit vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp sugar

Make your own Chili Hotsauce – Quick and Easy

This is a super quick recipe, so first sanitize your bottles. Fully submerge glass bottles or jars in a pot of rapid boiling water for 15mins, that will do the trick.

Cut up or process onion and chilies (use gloves). Doesn’t matter how, we’ll blend the heck out of it anyway. Fry this mix with the garlic in some oil on high heat until fragrant. Add all other ingredients and cook for about 20 mins on a low heat. Blend until smooth, taste, add more seasoning if you like. Shabang, done!

Carefully fill your bottles or jars straight from the pot while hot with a sanitized funnel, screw caps on and turn them upside down so the caps sanitize. Once opened keep refrigerated, but while sealed you can keep this sauce in your pantry for months. But trust me, you and your friends will finish it waaaay before that!

Please share a picture of your own hot sauce on Instagram @mascoville and we will share it on our page!

Here’s a comparable video tutorial showing some of the above steps:

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