Hot Pepper Sauce / Pepper Vinegar

Hot Pepper Sauce / Pepper Vinegar |

Here in Florida my garden has kinda gone to heck. Alot of things have died from the heat and time to get my fall garden ready. However my pepper plants are STILL producing. LOTS and LOTS of peppers. So I decided to pick them.

Hot Pepper Sauce / Pepper Vinegar |

I had no clue what I was going to do with SO many peppers. Red/Green Jalepeno, Chilli Peppers. They are growing with no effort. In fact I have ignored them and they just keep on producing. I felt bad to let them go to waste.

My husband decided to make Hot Pepper Sauce aka Pepper Vinegar. This vinegar is amazing on Catfish, BBQ, French Fries you name it. You will often find pepper sauce in Cracker Barrel, or at BBQ joints even I have seen it at Steak n’ Shake.

Making our own Hot Pepper Sauce was so incredibly easy.

Hot Pepper Sauce / Pepper Vinegar |

He simply washed up all the peppers we had cut the tips off. Stuffed as many as he could in a 1 quart mason jar.

He then boiled up 2 1/4 cups of white vinegar till boiling.

He added 2 tablespoons of minced garlic (his were heaping tablespoons he loves garlic) and a 2 -3 generous pinches of salt.

Then poured in the hot vinegar and added the lid. The heat of the vinegar made the lid seal and pop.

This is best to let sit at least 2 weeks before using the vinegar.

It has a shelf life of 12 months in a properly sealed jar. However after 2 weeks waiting we will be opening this jar up and enjoying this hot pepper sauce! YUM!

I think I will be making up more of these as this plant continues to produce. Just in time for Christmas gifts :)  It will make such pretty jars!!! (Red & Green)



2 Responses to Hot Pepper Sauce / Pepper Vinegar
  1. Sheri Jones
    September 2, 2013 | 1:22 pm

    Hi there,
    Love your website! Thank you for creating it and sharing it with us! I’m planning on making the peppers and, I know this is a silly question, but you eat the peppers, too, don’t you? I’m pretty new to growing a garden and canning.


  2. Zelda Fairley
    September 26, 2013 | 5:06 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. Just what I was looking for. I substituted kosher salt for regular and can’t wait to try them :)

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