Homemade Hot Sauce

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Welcome to the world of crafting your very own Homemade Hot Sauce – a fiery adventure that’s perfect for the home cook. If you prefer a milder heat, this sauce can be applied with a lighter hand, making it an excellent addition to dishes like tacos or eggs. The charm of homemade sauce truly shines through in its unmatched freshness and flavor, setting it apart from its store-bought counterparts.

In just about 15 minutes of hands-on preparation, you’ll create a mouthwatering concoction that can theoretically last you for months if you savor it sparingly. However, there’s no need to hold back; you can always whip up more whenever the craving strikes.

What makes this hot sauce recipe truly exciting is its flexibility. You have the creative freedom to customize it to your liking, from choosing the types of chiles that suit your taste buds to finding the perfect vinegar to balance the heat. If you’re in the mood for extra spice, toss in some habaneros or scotch bonnet peppers. For a milder option, consider the gentle touch of fresno chiles.

With Homemade Hot Sauce, the culinary possibilities are endless, and you’re the chef in control. So, gear up for a flavor-filled journey, and let your kitchen be the canvas for crafting vibrant, homemade hot sauce that’s bound to ignite your taste buds with delight.

Homemade Hot Sauce goes great on Crock Pot Beef Carnitas Tacos, Marinated Hot Pork: Carne Adovada Tacos or Slow-Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos.


Homemade Hot Sauce

Homemade Hot Sauce

Homemade Hot Sauce is fiery. For the faint of heart, we suggest using his sauce as a light seasoning in things like tacos, eggs. The flavor of homemade hot sauce is so fresh and perfect when compared to store bought versions. For an easy maybe 15 minutes of total hands on time, you have a mouth watering results that can (theoretically) last you for months if you pace yourself. But there is no need, you can just make more!

  • Author: Chowhound
  • Prep Time: :15
  • Cook Time: :12
  • Total Time: :27
  • Yield: 1 Bottle 1x
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Stove Top


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  • 2 medium carrots (about 6 ounces), cut into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 16 serrano peppers (about 4 ounces), stems removed
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 5 to 6 limes)
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar


  1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the carrots and boil until easily pierced with a fork, about 12 minutes. Drain in a colander and set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Place the carrots and remaining ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a glass container, cover, and refrigerate for 2 days to allow the flavors to meld.
  3. Thoroughly clean and dry 2 (6-ounce) glass bottles. Transfer the hot sauce through a funnel into the bottles and seal. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
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