It takes very little effort to make your own hot sauce. My Instant Pot Jalapeno Hot Sauce Recipe can be varied with different colors of fresh jalapenos, another liquor, or even make it alcohol-free. Or go crazy and add fruit like pineapple or mango to it!
Did You Know You Can Make a Jalapeno Hot Sauce Recipe in Your Electric Pressure Cooker?
I love making staples in my Instant Pot. While you probably won’t be making this recipe as much as my vegetable bouillon, it still saves you money.
You can use this recipe as a base and tweak it to make it suit your family’s taste. You can use hotter peppers, add fruits like mango or pineapple, or add herbs like mint or cilantro.
Who knew making hot sauce could be so much fun?
Is It Safe To Make Your Own Hot Sauce?
With mild peppers, you don’t need to protect yourself as much, but with jalapenos and hotter I recommend wearing gloves while you are preparing them.
Also, make sure to not get it in your eyes while blending the sauce. I have glasses that I wear all the time, so that helps a lot.
Can You Make Hot Sauce with Frozen Peppers?
You sure can. While you won’t be able to buy frozen peppers very often, you can freeze your own.
If you garden try growing mild jalepenos or a variety of hot peppers. Once you harvest, remove the stems and blend. Freeze as a puree.
How Do You Make Jalapeno Hot Sauce?
You will cook the peppers and other veggies in your Instant Pot, then blend with the rest of the ingredients.
How’s that for easy?
What Recipes Can I Use This Homemade Hot Sauce On?
Instant Pot Jalapeno Hot Sauce Recipe is great on any kind of taco or burrito. Just remember that is pretty spicy, so use it sparingly until you get used to it.
It’s made for my Instant Pot Orange Lime Chile Jackfruit. The flavors blend so well together!
Try adding some in Kathy’s Famous Spicy Instant Pot Cauliflower Queso, it will give it a spicy twist and you can use it in place of the jalepeno powder.
You can also use it to spice up my Instant Pot White Beans with Tomatillos.
Why Are Some Jalepenos Hotter Than Others?
It has to do with two things. The first is the variety of jalepeno, and you can grow a milder variety if you like the taste but not the heat.
The other factor is how the jalepenos are grown. If the plants get stressed, like from lack of water, the capsaicin increases causing them to be hotter.
If you want to take as much of the heat out of a pepper as possible remove the white ribs as well as the seeds. Conversely, leave them in to make the sauce hotter.
Are Red Jalepenos Different From Green Ones?
The longer a pepper stays on the vine the redder it gets. It does not indicate a hotter pepper, but it will make your sauce red instead of green.
Can I Leave Out the Tequila?
You can leave out the tequila. If you want to you can add water in its place to make the sauce thinner.
More Instant Pot Hot Sauce Recipes
Instant Pot Jalapeno Hot Sauce Recipe
Pressure Cooker Ingredients
- 1/2 pound fresh jalapeños stem end cut off and thickly sliced
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup agave nectar
- 1/4 cup tequila optional
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- For the pressure cooker, add the jalapeños, water, garlic and salt to your Instant Pot. Put on the lid and move the pressure valve to sealing.
- Cook on high pressure for 2 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally.
- Add the vinegar, agave or other sweetener, tequila and lime juice to the pot or carefully pour the hot pepper mixture into your blender with the rest of the blender ingredients.
- Either way, blend until smooth.
- You can strain if you want to, but I leave it as is.
- Pour into jars and store in the fridge up to 2 months, or freeze. Be sure to share some with your friends.
Just made this today, its awesome!!
I de-seeded half the jalapeños, just to get an idea of how spicy it would be. It’s not too spicy at all. I did not have agave, so I used Maple syrup. I wasn’t sure about the Tequila, so since it was listed as “optional”, I used half of the amount.
The sauce is a little thinner than I expected but it is super yummy!!
Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!