My Brownie Recipes Secret Ingredient: Hot Sauce!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

My Brownie Recipes Secret Ingredient: Hot Sauce!

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Habanero Brownie Recipe: hot sauce is the rich, bold secret ingredient!  #SauceOn #CollectiveBias #shop

I am constantly tweaking recipes to make it not just good, but great!

Now I know the idea of hot sauce in brownies sounds a little off…… but trust me when I tell you that adding Habanero in this recipe makes amazingly moist, flavorful brownies!

Blueberry & Hot Sauce Brownie Recipe

This recipe is tweaked from our favorite brownie recipe. Seeing as though we are in blueberry season I added some super healthy, antioxidant rich blueberries and my secret ingredient – hot sauce to give our favorite recipe a bold summer makeover! 

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Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a 9x13 pan.
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Mix 4 eggs in a bowl.
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Add 2 cups of sugar.
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Next mix in 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa, 1/2 teas baking powder, 1/2 teas salt, and 1 teas vanilla.
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Add 1 1/2 cup flour and 1 cup melted butter [I used Target brand organic salted].
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Now add in a small container (6oz) of blueberries.
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Not to give it some rich boldness, add in 1 1/2 teas El Yucateco Green Hot Sauce. [I know it sounds odd, but it won’t make it spicy, just give it a rich, full flavor to your chocolate!]

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If you want to make it extra chocolaty feel free to add in 3/4 cup of chocolate chips [any kind]. I think dark chocolate are extra good with the blueberries.

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Spread brownie batter in your prepared pan and bake 25-30 minutes.

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Allow the brownies to cool completely before cutting.  Your family will love the rich boldness the secret ingredient adds to these brownies! For your leftover hot sauce, check out El Yucateco hot sauce recipes.

Habanero Brownie Recipe

By Beth Gorden
Published: August 2, 2014
The secret ingredient in these rich, flavorful brownies is the hot sauce. But don't worry, the heat doesn't come through!
Prep time: 7 min
Cook time: 30 min
Total time: 40 min
Yield: 30 servings
Serving size: 1 medium square
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
2/3 unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teas baking powder
1/2 teas salt
1 teas vanilla
1 1/4 cup flour
1 cup butter (melted)
6 oz blueberries (washed and dried)
1 1/2 teas El Yucateco Green Hot Sauce
3/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Mix all ingredients together.
3. Spread brownies in a greased 9x13 pan.
4. Bake brownies for 30 minutes.
5. Allow brownies to cool thoroughly before cutting. YUM!


  1. Never would've thought to put hot sauce in brownies; what a great idea! My family's going to love these!

  2. I've never tried brownies with hot sauce ... After seeing your recipe I think I'll do it soon. #Client

  3. I never would have thought of putting hot sauce in brownies but this sound amazing. Thanks! #client