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15 Minute Homemade Hot Sauce

We love this easy recipe for homemade hot sauce that tastes just like Frank's hot sauce! It's ready in 15 minutes and can be tailored to mild, medium or hot - however you want. It's even better 1-2 days later, so make a big batch! :: DontWastetheCrumbs.com

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Homemade hot sauce recipe that tastes just like Frank’s hot sauce! Ready in 15 minutes and can be tailored to mild, medium or hot – however you want!




  1. Put on gloves (kitchen-safe) and wash the peppers.
  2. Cut the tops off of your peppers and slice them in half lengthwise.
  3. Add peppers, salt, and garlic to pour the vinegar into a saucepan/pot. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a low boil until the peppers are soft (about 10 minutes).
  4. Pour everything into your blender, including peppers and vinegar.
  5. Blend it (seeds and all) until liquefied.
  6. Add additional heat if desired. If you like it hot, add a Habanero (or half of one), re-blend, and re-taste.
  7. Enjoy. You now have hot sauce!


  • This additional pepper added to the blender isn’t cooked. We don’t recommend adding “additional heat” when you’re cooking the peppers on the stove when you make this the first time. This gives you the chance to adjust the heat after the fact, little by little. Once you determine how much heat you like, feel free to add those additional peppers to the ones you cooked earlier in subsequent batches.


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