I grew Cayenne Peppers for the first time this year. The one plant had almost a pound of peppers on the it. I thought Cayenne Pepper hot sauce would be a great thing to make with them. Making your own hot sauce at home only takes a few ingredients. The recipe comes together easily. It can be stored in the refrigerator or preserved by canning for longer storage.
Hot Sauce is as popular as ketchup or ranch dressing for some people. People put that s*** on everything. It’s added to sauces, pizza, eggs, soups, sandwiches, and more . This recipe lets you enjoy it now or preserve it for later.
Cayenne Pepper Sauce for Now
The Cayenne Pepper sauce is great for keeping in the fridge and using soon after making it. Put the hot sauce in your canning jar, cool to room temperature and keep it in the fridge. It should last a while with the vinegar and salt preserving it. Keep a jar for yourself and give the others to your friends. Your hot sauce friends will be excited in getting some of this hot sauce to put on their favorite foods.
Cayenne Pepper Sauce for Later
The hot sauce recipe makes just over 3 cups of spicy deliciousness. For longer storage I decided to preserve it by canning it. Canning allows you to preserve your home-grown produce and enjoy it for months beyond the growing season.
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If you are apprehensive about canning or have never done it before this is an excellent recipe to start with. It takes a couple of kitchen tools that you may not have but I’ll give you links to those tools as well. They are not expensive and great for the beginner and novice.
Resources for Canning
Here are some resources if you’re not familiar with canning or need a refresher course.
National Center for Home Food Preservation – A site full of information on preserving food by canning, freezing, drying, pickling, fermenting and more.
Ball and Kerr – You know, the mason jar companies. This site has tons of info for mason jars oldest purpose.
Water Bath Canner – This one is available online and inexpensive.
Canning Essentials – Jar lifter, Magnetic lid lifter, wide mouth funnel, tongs and more all in one kit.
Mason Jars – You can get mason jars at Target, Wal-Mart, hardware stores and many grocery stores.
This would add some great spiciness to Beef Hash or Grilled Shrimp.