Chile de Arbol Hot Sauce

Chile de Arbol Hot Sauce

Chile de Arbol Hot Sauce is a great little sauce for when you just need a dash or two to spice up eggs, soup, or a bowl of beans.  Normally, you might grab a bottle of Tabasco or Sriracha. However, with a few ounces of HOT dried chile pods like de arbol chiles, you can make your own hot sauce.  This Chile de Arbol Hot Sauce yields the heat and a unique flavor one wants in a hot sauce, but doesn’t require days or weeks of fermentation. With a little bit of effort and a small amount of time over a three day period, you can create a very spicy hot sauce with the natural smokiness of the de arbol chile.

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Chile de Arbol Hot Sauce Recipe

Recipe Author: MJ of MJ’s Kitchen

Yields: about 4 cups

Prep and Cook Time: (less than 2 hours over 3 days)

Day 1 – 1.5 hours to cook and blend, then a 24 hour rest

Day 2 – 15 minutes to strain, then another 24 hour rest


  • 6-8 ounces dried chile de arbol
  • 4 cups or more water
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp salt
Read the whole recipe on MJ's Kitchen