De Arbol Chile In Mexico creates the standard hot sauce sold in markets and offered in restaurants. This recipe enhances the flavor and fiery heat of the chile with cumin, allspice, cloves and oregano, and also features toasted sesame and pumpkin seeds for both flavor and body.

Prep time: 30 min

Cook time: 10 min

Total time: 40 min

Chile de Arbol Hot Sauce
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes 1-3/4 cups


  1. Place cumin, allspice, cloves and oregano in spice grinder and pulverize to powder.

  2. Place spice mixture in blender with all remaining ingredients, and blend for several minutes until very smooth.

  3. Strain through medium-mesh sieve, pressing firmly against solids with rubber spatula to extract all liquid.

  4. Stir in 3/4 cup water. Pour into bottle, cover and let stand 24 hours before serving.