Cayenne Pepper Sauce Recipe

Looking for something tasty, but not too hot? Try a cayenne pepper sauce recipe! Cayenne peppers are hot, but not nearly as hot as the habanero pepper. Cayenne is a great pepper to make sauce from. It tastes a lot like the Tabasco pepper used for Tabasco sauce, but the cayenne is more popular all around.

Uncle Daddy's Favorite (Medium Heat) Cayenne Hot Pepper Sauce Recipe


4 tsp. Cayenne mash (15%) salt or 8 fresh Cayenne peppers
2 tsp. Habanero mash (12%) salt or 2 fresh habanero peppers
4 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 cup + 1 tsp. Distilled White Vinegar
1/4 cup onion
1 tsp. Cumin
1/2 tsp. Curry Powder
1 tsp. Allspice
1/2 tsp salt (only if using fresh peppers)


1. Put everything in a medium saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes.

2. Transer to blender and blend until not quite pureed. I like to see some pieces of stuff when it's done!

3. Add water or vinegar to desired thickness. If you want it more tangy, use vinegar. If the tang is good, thin with water.

4. Adjust salt. Use about a half teaspoon if you used fresh habaneros. If you used mash you probably don't need any salt because the mash is already salty.

Note: I use some Cayennes and some Habaneros in this recipe. Cayennes have a great flavor, but are not hot enough for me. Adjust the pepper ratio according to your taste. Fresh peppers are typically hotter than the mash.

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