Home-Style Inner Beauty Hot Sauce

This Caribbean pepper is famous for being the hottest chile pepper in the world. They come in a variety of shapes and colors(yellow, orange,green, red,chocolate). Not only are they extremely hot, but they also have a unique,distinctively fruity flavor.

It is the key ingredient in the popular Jamaican Jerk sauce. The habanero is also widely used in many different types of hot sauces. The popularity of this chile pepper continues to grow and is becoming easier to find on the grocery shelf.

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12 habanero chile peppers
1 mango
1 cup yellow mustard (use the cheap kind)
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 Tbsp curry powder
1 Tbsp cumin
1 Tbsp chile powder
salt and pepper to taste


This style of hot suace, widely used in the West Indies, is basically habanero peppers, fruit, and yellow mustard, with a few other ingredients thrown in. use this recipe as a guideline. Habaneros are at the top of the heat scale, so feel free to substitute other peppers of your choice.

Warning: Hottest sauce in North America. Use this to enhance dull and boring food. Keep away from pets, unsupervised children, open flames, and bad advice. This is not a toy. This is serious. Stand up straight, sit right, and stop mumbling. Be careful not to rub your nose, eyes, or mouth while working with habaneros. You may actually want to wear rubber gloves while chopping and mixing. These babies are powerful!

Mix all the ingredients together and stand back. This will keep, covered and refrigerated, until the year 2018. Be careful, though. If it spills, it will eat a hole in your refrigerator. If you ever want to dispose of it, call the local toxic waste specialists.

By Chris Schlesinger, “Big Flavors of the Hot Sun”