This is a recipe for a delicious homemade green chili sauce that has the kick of spicy peppers with a tropical flair. Who doesn’t love green chili?! This recipe is inspired by The Hot Sauce Addiction. They have a ton of different recipes for hot sauces and chili sauces. This one is my personal favorite and I did tweak their recipe. Canning green chili sauce is a great way to use up all those homegrown peppers from the garden. Or if you just want to add some kick to any meal, then definitely try out this green chili hot sauce recipe. It is great with breakfast, lunch, or dinner dishes!
Green Chili Sauce Recipe:
This green chili sauce calls for jalapeño peppers or Serrano peppers. In general, Serrano peppers are much more spicy than jalapeno peppers so take that into account when choosing which type of peppers you want to use. Banana peppers are much more mild but if you are a mild hot sauce fan you can use some of those to bring the spice level down.
A green chili sauce usually means it is a little more chunky than a green hot sauce would be so if you want to use this as a jalapeno hot sauce recipe, you will need to blend it until very smooth (using an immersion blender or food processor). Also if you are wondering if this green sauce is the same thing as a salsa verde, while it translates to the same thing, a salsa verde usually has tomatillos, green chilies, and cilantro while this recipe does not.
This recipe is more Caribbean inspired with tropical flavors from the rum and banana.
- 12 Serrano or Jalapeño peppers
- 1 cup water
- 2/3 cup of white wine vinegar
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 teaspoons of dark rum
- 2 tablespoons of organic turbinado sugar
- 1 teaspoon roasted garlic
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- one teaspoon salt
Just a few simple ingredients and you get such great flavor! The garlic doesn’t have to be roasted but it takes the sharpness out it while keeping the delicious garlic flavor.
How To Make Green Chili Sauce:
How to make your own fresh, homemade green chili sauce. This recipe makes about 3 cups or 32 ounces.
- First, roast the serrano and jalapeño peppers on a grill until the skin begins to blacken and it blisters. (This gives the sauce a great smoky flavor.)
- Cut the tops off of the peppers and remove seeds.
- In a blender mix the roasted peppers, 1 ripe banana and 2/3 cup of white wine vinegar until liquified.
- Pour the mixture into a small pot and bring to a slow boil and stir frequently.
- Add the organic Turbinado sugar, water, dark rum, allspice and roasted garlic. Continue to stir.
- Let the sauce boil gently for 20 minutes.
- Bottle the sauce to use right away or pour it into sterile canning jars to put away for later. Alternatively, you can store the extra in freezer-safe containers.
This is a great sauce to add a burst of flavor to your meals on busy weeknights. Add some to your burgers or enchiladas. It also makes great dipping sauce for tortilla chips or french fries.
Printable Green Chili Sauce Recipe
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