Red Pepper, Poblano, Jalapeno, Honey and Lime Sauce

Prep Time 15 min

Cook Time 30 min

Total Time 45 mins

A sweet/hot sauce that is wonderful on pork or chicken.


  • 2 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 poblano pepper, finely diced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, finely diced (Add 1 more to up the heat quotient!)
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (and I've used the same quantity of lemon juice in a pinch!)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)


  1. Simmer all peppers, honey, lime juice, and salt in a 1-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until sauce is slightly thickened, about 30 minutes.
  2. Cool sauce to warm or room temperature, then stir in cilantro just before serving.

Recipe Notes

Sauce (without cilantro) may be made 2 days ahead and chilled, covered. Heat over low heat until warm and stir in cilantro.

I've been trying to use my slow cooker more to make life a bit easier and it did for this sauce. I put everything into it in the morning, cooked on low heat all day and by dinner time the sauce was ready.

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