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African Hot Sauce

Yield Makes about 1 1/4 cups
Notes: Serve this condiment as you would catsup, with everything from hamburgers to shrimp. To store, cover and chill up to 4 days; stir before using.


  • 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • About 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 to 8 fresh red jalapeño chilies (1 1/2 to 6 1/2 oz. total), stemmed, seeded, deveined, and chopped

Nutrition Information

  • calories 5.2
  • protein 0.2 g
  • carbohydrate 1.2 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • sodium 69 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a blender or food processor, whirl tomato sauce, onion, garlic, and lemon juice, adding a few chilies at a time, until smoothly puréed and hot enough to suit your taste.

  2. Nutritional analysis per tablespoon.