Barbara's Hot Sauce


"Texans love Mexican food, especially the hot sauce. We judge a Mexican restaurant by the hot sauce served before the meal. This is my version. Spices can be adjusted to taste."


3 h 20 m servings 40 cals
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Original recipe yields 30 servings



  • Calories:
  • 40 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.7g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 701 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large soup or stock pot, combine tomatoes, onion, jalapenos, cumin, salt, sugar, vinegar, garlic, tomato sauce, tomato paste, ketchup, and water (add enough water to bring the mixture to your desired consistency). Bring mixture to a slow boil, reduce heat and let simmer for at least 2 hours.
  2. Let the mixture cool completely, then pour into individual jars. Store in refrigerator. Will keep for several weeks.
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  1. 13 Ratings


This was exactly what I was looking for a great hot/taco sauce good enough for everyday use. Will double the jalapenos next time, and add more garlic too.

This recipe was outstanding. If I could rate this more than a 5 it would be a 10 in my book. I added a little worchestire at the end and more peppers. My dad said (and he likes HOT sauce) thi...

Very good ! I added a few more Jalapeno peppers and Garlic, but overall a real good sauce. Thanks for the recipe.

Without knowing the ingredients, my husband tasted this and said, "It tastes ketchup-y." He's right. It's much too sweet for us. The ketchup really ruined it, in our opinion. I added more cu...

It's a fine recipe, but it's not "Hot Sauce". Any Texan will tell you it's "SALSA". Hot sauce is a thinner, liquid puree consisting mainly of peppers, vinegar and salt commonly served in a sma...

The was a very good idea on how to make salsa. I usually make the fresh salsa but this has turned out to be much better. What makes it even better is, after cooking and it has cooled, put some...

Definitely NOT a hot sauce. I even doubled the Jalapeno's and it didn't help too much. It should be listed as a sugar ketchup recipe.

This is the best hot sauce. It does take a little time to simmer, but is well worth the wait. You can adjust the amount of heat with the amount of peppers you choose to use. This will keep in th...

I thought this was a wonderfull basic recipe. as with all recipes, once you put in a few of your favorite extras, its just wonderfull. will use this one alot. THANKS BARB...