Katie's Homemade Hot Sauce Beauty, as seen on The Kitchen, Season 32.
Recipe courtesy of Katie Lee Biegel

Homemade Hot Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups
I love a quick way to add a little zing to what I’m eating. My husband, Ryan, has perfected his hot sauce recipe — it’s spicy and flavorful from fresh Fresno chiles. We love to buy a large batch of Fresnos at the farmers market and spend a weekend afternoon making it together. It’s the perfect addition to tacos, eggs, bowls, you name it!



  1. In a Dutch oven or heavy bottomed pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for about 2 minutes. Stir in the chiles and cook until softened, 7 to 8 minutes. Add the apple cider vinegar and 1 cup water and bring to a simmer, then let simmer for 5 to 6 minutes. Turn off the heat and let cool.
  2. Transfer the chile mixture to a blender. Add the cilantro, honey, salt and pepper. Puree until smooth. Transfer to a bottle or jar, cover, and keep in the refrigerator (keeps about 2 weeks).