Cooking - Homemade Hot Sauce (mild)

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Homemade Hot Sauce
Never in a million years would it have occurred to me to make hot sauce.  I wasn't really a fan.  My dh (darling husband) on the other hand eats Frank's Red Hot Hot Sauce on EVERYTHING!  We've been together for 15 years and I figure "if you can't beat 'em, join "em!"

Much to dh's delight, i've come to appreciate a good hot sauce as long as its not too hot.

This fire roasted hot sauce is fun and easy to make and it hot - just not crazy hot!

For this recipe you will need:

4-5 Poblano Peppers
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/2 small onion chopped
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cups water
1 cup apple cider vinegar

Gas Stove

Wash and dry the peppers.  Fire roast them on a gas stove or on the grill.

Fire roast the peppers
Fire roasting sounds fancy.  Really all you're doing is placing them right on the burner until they're brown/black.  Use the tongs to turn the peppers.  The skin may bubble and pop.  That's ok.

Fire roast peppers on the grill
 Once the peppers are roasted set them aside and allow them to rest.

rest time for peppers
While the peppers rest, saute onions and garlic in olive oil over medium heat.  Cook until the onions are soft.  Remove from heat.  Add water and vinegar.

use seeds for added heat

Cut the tops from the peppers.  Add the peppers to the pan with the garlic and onion.  Seeds add heat.  For hotter sauce, use the seeds, for milder sauce, leave them out.

Blend well
Add the sauce to the blender and blend to your desired texture.

Store in a jar in the refrigerator!

I love this hot sauce on meat and on rice.  It's also great stirred into black bean soup!

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