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Homemade Hot Sauce

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From EatingWell:  September/October 2008

This homemade hot sauce makes good use of the bountiful tomatoes, onions and peppers in your garden or farmers' market. Adjust the heat to your preference: in our tests, two habaneros yielded a pleasantly spicy sauce without excessive heat—take it up a notch for spicy-food fans by adding extra hot peppers.

About 2 2/3 cups | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 2 hours (including cooling time)

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, chile peppers, habaneros to taste and garlic and cook, stirring, until the onion is soft and beginning to brown, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add tomatoes, vinegar, salt and sugar to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes begin to break down, about 5 minutes.
  3. Carefully transfer the tomato mixture to a food processor or blender. Puree until smooth. (Use caution when pureeing hot ingredients.) Set a fine-mesh sieve over a medium bowl; pour the pureed mixture through the sieve, pushing on the solids with a wooden spoon to extract all the liquid. (Discard solids.) Let the sauce cool to room temperature, about 1 1/2 hours.

Nutrition

Per 1-tablespoon serving : 14 Calories; 1 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 1 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 1 g Carbohydrates; 0 g Protein; 0 g Fiber; 114 mg Sodium; 40 mg Potassium

Exchanges: free food

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