Hot pepper sauce

This type of hot sauce is not necessarily the typical hot sauce. This version is chucky rather than smooth and is best scooped from the container with a spoon. The spicy level is quite high, due to the habanero peppers.

Hot pepper sauce

Hot pepper sauce

Yield: 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 2 days
Total Time: 2 days 5 minutes

A spicy, slightly fermented pepper sauce.


  • 8 red fresno peppers
  • 2 habanero peppers
  • 1/4 large yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tomato
  • 2 Tbsp. white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Filtered water


  1. Roughly chop the peppers, onion, garlic and tomato. Add to a clean quart jar.
  2. Add salt and vinegar. Top with just enough water to cover.
  3. Allow to sit at room temperature, covered but not tightly, for 2-3 days. Stir at least every 8-12 hours to prevent mold.
  4. Add everything to blender. Blend until pieces broken down into very small pieces, no bigger than the seeds.
  5. Strain solids from liquids, reserving liquids. Store solids in clean glass jar. Top off with extra liquid, if desired.


Discard any unused liquid or save for another use.

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