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Chiltepin Hot Sauce


This easy sauce packs a lot of heat, but also a lot of flavor. It is the closest to genuine Mexican hot sauce I have found.

Makes about one cup.


  • 5 dry chiles de arbol
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 20 dry chiltepin peppers
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Toast the chiles de arbol in a dry pan over medium heat for 30 seconds, turning a few times. Cool briefly and remove stems.
  2. Place chiles arboles, garlic, chiltepin peppers, tomato sauce, water, and salt in a blender.
  3. Process until smooth. Use sparingly on burritos, tacos and any other Mexican dish.
  4. Store excess in refrigerator for up to one week.

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