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California Hot Sauce

Author: SallyK / Date: 2015-03-27 @ 01:00 pm / Print Me! /
Tags: Mexican Specialties / North American Recipes / Peppers / Tomatoes /

California Hot SauceIn California, the many Mexican restaurants offer table sauce or freshly made hot sauce. Here is a similar sauce with a medium heat ... not too hot ... just right!

Makes 3-4 cups.

Ingredients:

  • 4 dry Guajillo chili peppers
  • 1/2 medium onion, halved
  • 1 1/2 c tomato sauce
  • 1 red bell pepper, quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 c boiling water
  • 1 Tbsp distilled white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Mexican dry oregano
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp raw sugar
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp sumac (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a large pot. Bring to boiling over medium heat. Reduce heat and partially cover. Simmer 20-25 minutes.
  2. Allow to cool about 30 minutes. Remove Guajillo peppers.
  3. Place everything else, including liquid, in blender or food processor. Process until pureed.
  4. Cool, transfer to storage vessels and refrigerate for up to a week.