Diablo Sauce Recipe

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Jasper Modified: October 15, 2021
Diablo Sauce Recipe


How To Make Diablo Sauce

This diablo sauce recipe is a rich, tomato-based spicy sauce that features a combination of chili powder and spicy serrano peppers.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 20 mins


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 6 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 serrano chile, stemmed, seeded and roughly chopped
  • ½ yellow onion, small, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp dark red chile powder
  • 2 tsp brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 16 oz tomatoes, (1 can), crushed
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice


  1. Heat olive oil and unsalted butter in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic, chile, and onion; cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden.

  2. Stir in chile powder, sugar, paprika, tomatoes, plus salt and freshly ground black pepper; bring to a boil.

  3. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce is slightly reduced.

  4. Let cool slightly, then transfer to a blender. Add lemon juice; purée until smooth.

  5. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calcium: 60mg
  • Calories: 330kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Cholesterol: 32mg
  • Fat: 28g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Potassium: 697mg
  • Protein: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Sodium: 19mg
  • Sugar: 13g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 3502IU
  • Vitamin C: 40mg
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