An all-purpose hot sauce.


12 chile peppers (i.e., hot red peppers!)

1 small sweet green pepper (or bell pepper)

1 clove garlic

1 medium onion

2 cans tomato paste

4 tablespoons vinegar

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt


Remove stems and seeds from peppers. -- Careful! Wear kitchen gloves! Do NOT touch your eyes or face while handling hot peppers! Wash your hands with soap and water after you have handled hot peppers -- Grind hot peppers, green pepper, garlic, and onion (or use food processor). Combine all ingredients in sauce pan. Simmer for an hour or two. Add cayenne pepper if desired. Put in jars and refrigerate.

Serve with everything.


Serves 4.


area : Central Africa

course : sauce


source : The Congo Cookbook