The Original Ethiopian Hot Sauce

You must try The Original and The Hot Ethiopian Hot Sauce! It takes you on a flavorful journey through Ethiopia and the American Southeast. From Addis Ababa to New Orleans, Asheville to Austin, the multicultural family blends Ethiopian and southeastern spices, creating a unique culinary experience. Check out how to use it to make my tangy honey buffalo sauce!


About this Sauce

Inspired by the flavors of the French Quarter, the sauces of Addis Ababa, Tex-Mex freshness, and the influence of the Carolinas, they’ve crafted “The Original Ethiopian Hot Sauce” and “THE HOT Ethiopian Hot Sauce” to share their love for diverse home cuisines. Spice is the only way of life in these sister’s kitchens, guided by the flavoring principles of their Ethiopian mother, Naomi, and American mother, Cynthia.


  • 1 cup of The Original or The Hot Ethiopian sauce.
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small shallot minced
  • 1/4 cup of red bell pepper minced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon of corn starch
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Tangy Honey Buffalo Sauce

This hot sauce is so versatile! You can put it on anything, and the flavors are so balanced that it doesn’t take over the entire dish, snack, pizza, etc. I love buffalo sauces, so I wanted to create one using their Original Ethiopian Hot Sauce!

I first made Ethiopian buffalo chicken wings, and they were amazing! You can use the sauce in the recipe below anywhere you could or would use regular buffalo sauce!

To purchase and try this delicious hot sauce, please visit: Ethiopian Hot Sauce.

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.

Step 2

Add minced garlic, shallot and red bell pepper and sauté until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.

Step 3

Pour in the hot sauce, honey, and Worcestershire sauce, stirring well to combine.

Step 4

Season the mixture with onion powder, smoked paprika, sugar, corn starch, salt, and black pepper.

Step 5

Bring the sauce to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low. Let it gently simmer for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 6

Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning if needed.

Step 7

Once the sauce reaches your desired flavor profile, remove it from heat and let it cool slightly.

Step 8

Transfer the sauce to a glass jar or container for storage.

This sauce offers a perfect balance of heat, sweetness, and tanginess. It’s ideal for coating crispy chicken wings, grilled meats, or as a dipping sauce for your favorite snacks. Enjoy the bold and flavorful kick of this homemade buffalo sauce!

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