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  • Mama Lils Sweet Hot Peppas


Mama Lil's Sweet Hot Peppas (Sweet Pickled Hot Peppers) - 12 oz jar - Seattle, WA

Hungarian Goathorn Peppers in sweet brine of vinegar, sugar, garlic, maple syrup, fennel seed and salt. Simple, hand made, these are so fun to eat. Add these sweet hot peppers to any sandwich or with cheese, the addition of the vinegar makes for the right punch! Not hot when cold, they are more spicy than hot.

About the producer
From Abruzzi, Italy to Youngstown, Ohio and then to the Yakima Valley in Eastern Washington comes a recipe that has moved with the people. At the core of this condiment is the Hungarian Hot Wax, known as the Goathorn Pepper. It took a young man who moved to Seattle who learned early on that his one jar allotment from his Mom every year was not enough to satisfy his cravings. If he wanted to share with his friends, he needed to make it himself.

In 1992 he did just that. In the basement kitchen of the Seattle Unitarian Church the first batch of these sweet pickled hot peppers was born. Over the years Mama Lil's has transformed from the Church Kitchen, to a robust food service business, serving hundreds of hot dog joints and fancy dancy eateries. Mama Lil's sweet and spicy peppers should be a staple to any kitchen arsenal. 

The Goathorn pepper grows best in the Yakima Valley, where the ashen enriched soil, arid climate, and the cold nights during harvest creates a firm, natural-sugaring orange and red chile pepper. It's this sweetening that gives Mama Lil's peppers their universal charm. These sweet pickled hot peppers play well with almost every dish!

Picking and pickling all in the same day keeps the commercial tasting flavors away. Pickling for as long as needed and then drained for the same, creates a product that is just as it was in the Church Kitchen almost a decade ago.

Ingredients: Hungarian Goathorn Hot Peppers, vinegar, sugar, garlic, maple syrup, fennel seed and salt


Average Rating:
(based on 2 reviews)
A explosion of happiness! What a unique combination of sweetnees and spice. One of my favorite peppers!
by Tony
Love them
Mama lils pickled peppers are absolutely delicious!! I eat them everyday with my eggs. So good!!
by Christie Valerio