How do you make homemade hot sauce from your own peppers?

I have five different kinds of peppers in my garden this year and want to make a good hot sauce that will keep well into the next season. Any good ideas out there? 

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Tabasco sauce turns there pepper blend into a mash and ages them in old whiskey barrels for up to 3 years. So take your preferred pepper blend and let it age in a barrel for some time with the skins, seeds and all. All the best hot sauces age there pepper blends in a mash.
tech dawg5 years ago
Here is a full recipe for making hot sauce from your peppers hope you enjoy(this was copied and pasted from

Habanero Hot Sauce, Jalapeno Hot Sauce and Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce Recipe
Hot pepper sauces are ALL over the internet. And there are some really tasty and innovative sauces. But, Pepper Joe's favorites are his own home-made sauces. You can control the freshness of ingredients,the heat level, and make sure it's wholesome, organic and chemical and preservative free. Listed are two easy-to-make recipes that I hope will become family favorites. Keep them refrigerated. They should last at least one year (although I'd bet they will go a lot quicker than that).

- 12 jalapeno peppers
- 8 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 whole lime
- 1 tablespoon sugar
-1/2 tbs. salt
-1/2 tbs. onion powder
-1/2 tbs. garlic powder
Cut hot pepper in half and remove seeds. Drop in boiling water for 30 seconds to blanche. Squeeze juice from lime and combine hot peppers with all other ingredients in blender and chop. Then put on high speed to blend all ingredients together. Store in an old hot pepper sauce bottle or ketsup bottle and store in fridge. It's simple to make and 100% natural.

For a hotter gourmet type read on...

- 12 habanero peppers
- 2 carrots
- 1 lg. onion
- 6 cloves of garlic
-1/2 tbs. salt
-1/4 tbs. white pepper
- 1 lime
- 8 tbs. white vinegar
Cut habanero peppers in half and remove seeds. Drop in boiling water for 30 seconds to blanche.(handle with care) Remove peppers and put onion, carrots and garlic cloves into boiling water and cook until tender. Squeeze juice from lime and combine all ingredients and put in blender. First chop, then blend at high speed. done!
Just put in wide-mouth jar and store in fridge. Spoon out this hot sauce as needed. Delicious on cheesesteaks, hamburgers, pizza, or added to soups, chili, tomato sauce. Also can scrub garage floors.

- 3 Ghost Peppers
- 5 cloves of garlic
- whole onion
- salt
- white pepper
- 4 carrots
- Apple Cider vinegar

In a food processor chop up the Ghost Peppers, onion, garlic and carrots. Add salt and white pepper to taste ( a tsp. of turmeric if you'd like as an additional preservative)
Add in 1/3 water and 2/3 Apple cider your consistency liking. This makes a thicker Hot Sauce that you can 'spoon' out.
The carrots, garlic and onion take a LITTLE of the edge off of the Ghost Peppers.
But CAUTION....this is a VERY Hot Sauce.

here is the link for the copy and paste
bwrussell5 years ago
Lots of hot sauces also have some sort of tomato, either fresh pureed, paste, or sauce.

Lime or lemon juice or zest can also be good if you like that sort of twist on your salsa/hot sauces.
canucksgirl5 years ago
Most good hot sauce recipes require fairly basic ingredients... Hot peppers (like jalapenos, habaneros, serrano chiles etc), garlic, onions, salt, pepper, vegetable oil, water and white vinegar. I've made hot sauce myself (but didn't use a recipe)... I just sautéed about 4 cups of hot peppers finely chopped with 2 cloves of garlic and about a cup of chopped onion with salt and pepper to taste for about 5 minutes (until the onions are softened up). Then I'd add about 1 1/2 cups of water and let the mixture simmer on low until the everything has softened up and the water is almost gone (so about 20-30 minutes). Then puree the mixture in a blender or food processor and add about a cup of vinegar and additional salt and pepper (if necessary).

If you know how to can vegetables etc, you can put the mixture into sterilized jars and boil them up until the lids seal and you'll have hot sauce for years. If you don't know how to can, then just make sure the jars you use are clean and boiled (sterilized) and fill with your new hot sauce. It'll keep in the fridge for 6 or more months.

Oh, you may also want to do this outside as the fumes can get pretty potent. ;-)
big cowboy (author) 5 years ago
Chille peppers I have many.