To put on… everything???
This is my go-to recipe for a killer Honey Hot Sauce. This is also a challenge I present to you…
First, keep in mind that this is a seriously tasty, savoury, sweet, sticky, spicy sauce that you can make in less than 10 minutes.
Ok, so now the challenge… I want to know what you would put this one. And get creative… it’s obviously good on chicken – bonus points if said chicken is fried… it’s amazing on pizza – any kind, really… cheese toast is bomb… crispy charred broccoli is heaven… shrimp? obvi… breaded pork chops? yes, of course…
Ok, your turn. Tell me what else to eat honey hot sauce on? What am I missing out on? Help me live my best life friends!
I can barely keep hot sauce stocked in my house and we have a zillion bottles on hand at any given time. I think we get this obsession from my brother. If you want to see someone break down just ask my sis-in-law about her husband’s “collection” of hot sauces that takes up a good 87% of their fridge space.
One of my girls has inherited my brother’s asbestos mouth and loves all things hot so she is always dousing things with the stuff. We also eat a lot of wings… and eggs… and tacos… I should probably open a store!
We all have our faves, but when you take any of those faves and doctor them up with butter, garlic and honey you have a whole new taste experience that is incredibly – and addictively – delicious.
Honey Hot Sauce, how to make it…
This is so easy I feel like writing out a step 1, step 2 method would be insulting your intelligence. It’s not a mix and go situation though and you do have to put in the tiniest smidge of effort but you have time while your wings cook anyway right?
So as hard as it is, we must melt the butter. We’re doing this because we want to slightly cook the garlic so we get that well-rounded garlic butter flavour instead of a sharp garlic bite. Also because mixing solid butter into things isn’t as easy as you might thing.
Heat the butter and add in the garlic. Let it cook for a minute or two and then add it to your honey and hot sauce. Whisk. You can do it. Just for a minute. Put down that drink and whisk!
Honey Hot Sauce Recipe ingredients, tips, substitutions:
Butter – I use salted butter, so if unsalted is your go-to, add a pinch of salt.
Garlic – fresh garlic please. You can use granulated but you risk serious disappointment (in the sauce and in yourself).
Honey – the drippy, runny kind.
Hot Sauce – I like a combination of Frank’s and Tobasco, but go crazy here. Use your fave.
Looking for things to eat with this sauce? Try these…
- Garlic Butter Chicken Wings
- Havarti Grilled Cheese with Pickles and Chili Crisp
- Air Fryer Tortilla Pizza
- Baked Panko Chicken
- Honey Garlic Browned Butter & Corn Pan Pizza with Jalapeños
Honey Hot Sauce
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 small clove garlic minced
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 Tbsp hot sauce*
- In a bowl, mix together the honey, hot sauce and a pinch of salt.
- Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Once it’s hot, add in the garlic and cook for one minute.
- Pour the hot butter into the honey mixture and mix until well combined and smooth.
Let me know what you think below and if you like this Honey Hot Sauce Recipe you must try my Chili Oil Ramen Noodles. Another quick and easy recipe full of spicy goodness.