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Easy Homemade Hot Sauce Recipe

It doesn't take long to make a homemade hot sauce that'll impress all your friends.
Easy Homemade Hot Sauce Recipe
Photo by Heami Lee

Makes 2 ½ cups
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 1 ½ hours


4 ounces|115 grams small red peppers, stemmed and halved lengthwise
1 cup|250 ml white vinegar
1 small garlic clove
½ teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Soak peppers in vinegar in a saucepan for 1 hour.
  2. Place the saucepan on the stovetop and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to maintain a simmer and cook until the peppers are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a blender with the garlic and salt and purée until smooth. Cool completely, then bottle. Hot sauce will keep, refrigerated, for up to 6 months.

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