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Homemade Hot Sauce
Recipe type: Sauce

  • 5-6 hot peppers, stems removed (remove seeds too if you want a milder hot sauce – use gloves!!)
  • 1-2 colored sweet peppers, quartered, seeds & stem removed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Sugar or honey
  • Salt & pepper

  1. Combine hot peppers, sweet pepper(s), & garlic in a food processor & pulse to mince finely (not puree).
  2. Carefully place minced peppers/garlic in a small, heavy bottomed, non-reactive (stainless steel, glass, or enamel) sauce pan & just cover with apple cider vinegar.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce heat to medium, & simmer for a about 20 minutes.
  4. When peppers are very soft, add a bit of sugar or honey & a pinch of salt & pepper. Carefully taste (it will be hot!) & adjust seasonings.
  5. Bring back to a boil & pack in a clean canning jar.
  6. Use chunky (my favorite way) or puree & strain into a bottle for a liquid sauce.
  7. Keeps in the fridge for a very long time.