Simple Southern Hot Sauce
2
quarts
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Ingredients
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Ingredients
2 lb
chile peppers, stems removed (preferably a mix from your garden of cayenne, bird, and serrano, but any blend you like will do)
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2 qt
red wine vinegar
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¼ c
sugar
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½ c
fresh garlic, minced
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2 tbsp
salt
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4 tbsp
garlic powder
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4 tbsp
onion powder
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4 tbsp
paprika
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2 tbsp
black pepper
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1 tbsp
cayenne chile powder
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½ c
water
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A classic, all-purpose hot sauce.

Directions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a small stockpot.
  2. Heat the mixture over medium heat until it comes to a boil, about 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce the heat to a simmer and let the sauce cook for another 30 minutes until the peppers start to break down and the liquid reduces by about 1/3.
  4. Remove the mixture from heat and, either with a stick blender or a stand blender, puree the mix until it's smooth.
  5. Transfer the mixture back into the pot and simmer another 15 minutes to thicken the sauce.
  6. Cool down completely and store, preferably refrigerated, in a glass container.

Therese Nelson

Therese Nelson is TASTE's Cook In Residence and founder of the website Black Culinary History.

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