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how to make Pepper Sauce

Hot Pepper Sauce

This Hot Pepper Sauce is a classic Southern recipe. It's a delicious pepper vinegar that you can put on just about anything to give it a little extra boost of flavor!
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword hot pepper sauce, pepper sauce, pepper vinegar
Prep Time 10 minutes
Wait Time 60 days
Total Time 60 days 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 5kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell



  • In a small saucepan combine the vinegar and salt. Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  • Divide your peppers between two wide mouth pint jars. Pack them in so the jar is filled (do not break apart the peppers). See note 1.
  • Pour the heated vinegar over the peppers filling the jars to the top.
  • Tightly fasten the lid in place and store jars in a cool, dark place for 2 months.
  • After two months you can use the pepper sauce. Keep it stored in a cool, dark place such as your pantry and when it gets low top it off with more vinegar (no need to boil the vinegar again).


  1. You do not have to use a wide mouth pint jar. You can use any glass container that can be tightly sealed and that your peppers can fit into.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 5kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 54IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg