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Sweet and Spicy Four Pepper Jelly Sauce

Spicy Four Pepper Jelly Sauce is a versatile condiment!  You can use it with cream cheese as a dip, a coating for your crispy chicken wings, or smeared on your morning bagel for a hint of spice!

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What did the pepper do? They said it couldn’t be done but I officially burned something in my crock pot.  I know many of you will say that you have never heard of burning something in a crock pot, as it’s very purpose for existing, is that it is DESIGNED to cook for long periods of time and not burn!

Well, it is me, and if something like this is going to happen, it’s going to happen to me.  It’s the Stewart Law.  Needless to say, this was supposed to be a crockpot recipe and now it is not.  What was it that I burned?  Here it is…

Four pepper jelly!

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Spicy Four Pepper Jelly Sauce is a versatile condiment! You can use it with cream cheese as a dip, a coating for your crispy chicken wings, or smeared on your morning bagel for a hint of spice! Sweet and Spicy Four Pepper Jelly Sauce Recipe | Take Two Tapas

Let me tell you how I burned my crockpot!

Brooks and I are HUGE Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives fans.  I mean AVID watchers of the show.  New episodes, old episodes, half-way over episodes, plan your whole vacation around DDD locations from the App kind of fans.  I think we have seen almost all of them. I even watched the show where they ran lost footage.  I know, I’m lame.  I can’t help it!

Why am I so addicted to food tv?

I love seeing all these great places where ordinary people make food so tasty that they have a loyal following.  Feeding people something that makes them want to come back and eat your food, 4 or 5 times a week, makes my heart sing!  I often find inspiration watching the foods these awesome folks are making that keeps customers coming back time and time again.

One of these episodes showed a chef making a chicken wing recipe that supposedly kept people lined out the door.  I watched him make it (of course they don’t tell you exact measurements) again and again till I had to try it for myself.  

I took notes like I usually do and it drives Brooks crazy, to see if I could make it at home.  This is that recipe.  Like I said, it’s not EXACTLY how they make, just my interpretation of the notes I took.  Turned out pretty good!  If I ever get to travel to that restaurant, I will try them and let you know how close I came:)

Spicy Four Pepper Jelly Sauce is a versatile condiment! You can use it with cream cheese as a dip, a coating for your crispy chicken wings, or smeared on your morning bagel for a hint of spice! Sweet and Spicy Four Pepper Jelly Sauce Recipe | Take Two Tapas

I didn’t see where the restaurant is located because we started watching in the middle of the episode and I haven’t had the time to go back and research it online.  I am just hoping that it will come back on while I’m watching the re-runs.

Back to the 4 pepper jelly recipe!

The initial cook time for the recipe on the show was 4 hours. I figured I could combine the ingredients, pour them in the crock pot, let them go on high for a few hours, and it would turn out just like on the show.  

Well, after 3 hours, I saw no reduction in the volume of the jelly, so I cranked up the crock pot to high and cracked the lid so the steam could escape, fell asleep, and woke to the smell of burning sugar.  Oops!  8 hours on high… too long.  Back to the drawing board.

Spicy Four Pepper Jelly Sauce is a versatile condiment! You can use it with cream cheese as a dip, a coating for your crispy chicken wings, or smeared on your morning bagel for a hint of spice! Sweet and Spicy Four Pepper Jelly Sauce Recipe | Take Two Tapas

I decided to make it as they did on the show since I had to wait for my crockpot to start talking to me again, and hopefully, it would be quicker and turn out like originally planned.  I’m not one for long cook times…

Second time worked like a charm.  Taste it for yourself!  By the way, I had to ditch the crock pot.  It could not be saved.  Funeral at 5 pm.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you would use this 4 pepper jelly with!  I am already thinking it would be great on my next cheese board!

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Close up of sweet and spicy jelly in a white bowl

Four Pepper Jelly Sauce

Yield: 3 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

This sweet and spicy jelly can be used as a topping for all things sweet and savory!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 2 jalapenos (seeded, ribs removed, chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper (coarse grind)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (ground)

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  3. Reduce to low and simmer for 2 hours or until reduced by 1/3.  I like mine a little on the runny side so I can pour over chicken wings or goat cheese. You can always reduce it even more according to your needs.
  4. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 571Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2121mgCarbohydrates: 140gFiber: 1gSugar: 136gProtein: 1g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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