Cliff's Hot Sauce

Cliff's Hot Sauce

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"This a quick and easy hot sauce my dad makes with canned tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, and spices. My mom had to go behind him to write down what he was tossing in. Charring the jalapeno peppers (optional) gives it that smokiness, and the jalapeno pepper seeds need to be in the hot sauce (picante) for the heat. "


10 m servings 10 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 10 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.2g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 107 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • Prep

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  1. Remove the stems from the jalapeno peppers, and the seeds from one jalapeno. Place both jalapeno peppers, tomatoes with liquid, onion, garlic, cumin, oregano, and salt in a blender; pulse to desired consistency. Serve


  • Optional:
  • Put a quick roast on the jalapeno skins, if desired, by placing on an electric stove burner or gas stove grate. Turn peppers as the skin slightly chars. Remove, and cool slightly.
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  1. 16 Ratings


Made this for the Recipe Swap! Very good sauce. I did double the jalapeno and I ended up needing more salt, so added my favorite seasoning blend(garlic/onion/salt/black pepper), but it sure is e...

Not spicy or hot as all. Tastes like slightly flavoured tomato sauce. I added a lot more onion and garlic as well as a bit of vinegar and used 6 Jalepeno's and 2 Habanero's to spice it up a bi...

This rates a 5 for ease of prep and a 4 for flavor. Personally, I think that it needs more salt. I used fresh Romas which gave a good thick sauce.

Really nice sauce. I swapped in four habeneros for the jalepenos because that is all I had. It turned out great. What a nice flavor.

This is a very good and easy recipe. Basically the real deal, but using whole canned tomatoes. If you want all fresh, just substitute the can for real tomatoes. If you want green salsa, substitu...

Your dad's recipe is great! My advice for the "not hot enough for me" people is to write your own or simply add more pepper. Don't say it sucks just because you can't cook.

We enjoyed this. We will make it again.

I have been making this salsa for years. The only change I make is to add cilantro and lime juice for an authentic Mexican salsa. I also add more salt. I vary the amount of onion and peppers dep...

This was an easy and tasty recipe. It feels more like a salsa/pico de gallo. It was a bit too watery to use as a taco topping, but is great dip for tortilla chips. Can't be how quickly this c...