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9 Chili Pepper Sauce Recipes You Have to Try

Is hot sauce a staple in your kitchen? It is in ours—so we've collected the tastiest chili pepper sauce recipes for you to try!

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homemade spicy hot sauceTMB studio

Homemade Spicy Hot Sauce

Learn the basics of how to make homemade hot sauce with our spicy homemade version. This recipe not only blends two different types of peppers but it also incorporates a wealth of fresh veggies, like carrots and onions…meaning this counts as our serving of vegetables for the day, right?

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Sambal OelekCourtesy Chili Pepper Madness

Sambal Oelek

As you can imagine, the blog Chili Pepper Madness doesn’t play around when it comes to chili pepper sauce recipes. This homemade Sambal Oelek recipe is ideal for any dish that needs a hit of savory and spicy flavor. Marinate your favorite stir-fry meats in Sambal Oelek for about 20–25 minutes before cooking to infuse your dish with more flavor.

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Ghost Pepper Hot SauceCourtesy Nomageddon

Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce

You don’t have to be an expert in peppers to know that a food called “ghost pepper” is going to make a lasting impression. Seriously—this ghost pepper hot sauce recipe from Nomageddon is so hot, you’ll need to wear gloves during prep.

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Fermented Hot SauceCourtesy Feasting at Home

Fermented Hot Sauce

Making a high-quality fermented hot sauce will take a few days, but believe us—it’s so worth it. Feasting at Home notes that their recipe for fermented hot sauce only takes about 20 minutes to prep, then five days to ferment. Plus, it’s loaded with fresh flavors and homegrown vegetables that will leave your body feeling as satisfied as your taste buds. Curious about the benefits of fermentation? We’ve got your guide.

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Homemade Cayenne Pepper SauceCourtesy Rants From My Crazy Kitchen

Homemade Cayenne Pepper Sauce

Ground cayenne pepper is a go-to spice for adding heat to any dish. And the blog Rants From My Crazy Kitchen takes it one step further by incorporating fresh cayenne peppers, jalapenos and cherry peppers in their recipe for homemade cayenne pepper sauce. The best part? It only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish.

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Simple Habanero Hot SauceCourtesy Life's Ambrosia

Simple Habanero Hot Sauce

Habaneros are not for the spice-averse, but you wouldn’t be here unless you love spicy foods, would you? This delicious recipe from Life’s Ambrosia comes from a chef whose love for spicy recipes shines in her cooking. Her simple habanero hot sauce recipe incorporates 10 habanero peppers (along with a few other additions from the garden).

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Smoky Hot SauceCourtesy The Adventure Bite

Smoky Hot Sauce

There are a million ways to customize your own homemade chili pepper sauce recipe—and we are loving what blog The Adventure Bite has done with its variety. The blog’s recipe for hot sauce incorporates our favorite peppers but adds a few tweaks to add more depth to the sauce’s flavor, including a dash of cumin, honey and an amazing grill-forged char over each pepper.

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Southern Pepper SauceCourtesy Add a Pinch

Southern Pepper Sauce

When it comes to heat, the South doesn’t play around. You already know how popular Nashville hot chicken has become over the years, but blog Add a Pinch is here to remind you that Southerners are just as skilled at making homemade chili sauce recipes. This recipe for Southern pepper sauce incorporates local peppers and is ideally served with cornbread and black-eyed peas.

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15-Minute Homemade Hot SauceCourtesy Don't Waste The Crumbs

15-Minute Homemade Hot Sauce

Need a quick hot sauce recipe that can be ready as quickly as your morning eggs? Check out this 15-minute homemade hot sauce recipe from blog Don’t Waste the Crumbs. This recipe can handle whatever level of heat you prefer—add mild peppers if you’re feeling comfortable, but throw a handful of habaneros if you’re feeling adventurous.

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Kate Ellsworth
Kate is an avid baker, knitter and writer. Her passions include Star Wars, stress baking and—of course—chocolate. When she's not chasing her partner around the house asking him to try her latest recipe, Kate is probably knitting (another) sweater.