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Hot Sauce

Hot Sauce - A fiery homemade hot sauce sure to spice up any dish. With only a handful of ingredients, including fresh hot peppers, this sauce is made in a flash. No more store bought hot sauce here!
Cook Time15 mins
Cooling time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 17kcal


  • 18 red hot peppers Cayenne or Fresnos
  • 1 1/2 cups white vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika


  • Prep Peppers - Clean peppers and slice off the stems. Remove the seeds to reduce heat (taste test peppers for heat level). Roughly chop peppers and add to a large saucepan.
  • Mix and Boil - Add all other ingredients to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15-20 minutes. Peppers should be soft and pliable.
  • Cool and Blend - Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Add to a blender and blend until smooth.


  1. Simmering vinegar and hot peppers will cause your kitchen to be a bit uncomfortable on the lungs. Open a window if possible!
  2. Be careful when cleaning the hot peppers of seeds. Because they are very hot, chili peppers can sting your neck and nose. Keep a window open. You can protect your hands by putting on gloves.
  3. Should yield around 1 1/2 cups of sauce, or 24 tbsp. 


Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 362IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg