Hot Pepper Sauce

After happening upon a recipe in an old cookbook I realized I have never done something like this on my blog before. It is not complicated nor gourmet, in fact it is the easiest and cheapest recipe you will find here at Kitchen Belleicious.

If you were to browse through my recipe archive you would find that 90% of my recipes involve spice of some kind. Whether it is my favorite Cajun Seasoning, or paprika, cayenne, curry or chiles, there is no denying we like a little kick in our dishes. Something you might not know though is I have another go to staple I always keep in my refrigerator and that is my can of jalapeno juice. After using up all the jalapenos from the jar I leave the juice in there for another month or so to add a nice special flavor to my dish of choice. With this in mind after seeing a recipe for homemade jalapeno oil, I knew this would be a fantastic addition to my pantry as well as an excellent recipe to provide my readers.

It  is excellent in any dish that has you using olive oil with its buttery texture and touch of heat. If you are worried about it being to hot then STOP worrying!  The oil loses some of its heat once it begins cooking and based on what ingredients you use with it the oil can take on a slightly sweet flavor. Note: It makes a wonderful gift for the upcoming holidays:) Just Here to Help:)


Hot Pepper Sauce


1 cup red and green jalapeno peppers, stemmed

1 cup cider vinegar

1 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar


Fill a glass jar with the peppers. In a small saucepan, heat the vinegar, salt and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Pour hot mixture over the peppers in the jar. Cover and chill 3 weeks or store in refrigerator for up to 6 months.



  1. Shawn

    Super Thanks! Not only will it be on my Thanksgiving buffet, I’ll give it as gifts to the guests!

  2. nancy at good food matters

    Love this—perfect reminder for me to use my many chilis–my pepper plants are having a cooler-weather resurgence right now!

  3. kitchen flavours

    This is lovely! And that is a pretty jar! I can just imagine the peppers would be great with just about anything! Have a great weekend!

  4. Candace

    Two words come to mind seeing this beautiful jar of peppery goodness….. turnip.greens. I love to put pepper sauce on turnip greens and this would be perfect for that. I wonder if I can even get turnip greens up here. I think they actually throw the tops away. I’m off to the store so I’m going to check. Craving them now! 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Cool Gal

    Does the recipe call for olive oil instead of vinegar? Looks delicious. I love anything hot!

  6. chef_d

    What a great idea, and it looks so pretty too!

  7. yummychunklet

    Ah, I’ll have to shy away from this sauce because I don’t really like pepper heat in my food. But, your photos are gorgeous!

  8. Erica

    What a great idea! I’m obsessed with spice too. My friend Mandi always laughs that all of my soup recipes contain red pepper 😉

  9. The Slow Roasted Italian

    How fun! We love a bit of a kick here in our house and this sounds perfect. Simple and delicious! Jalapeno oil… hmmm… I wonder how many I have in my fridge.

  10. sportsglutton

    Some of the simple ideas are the best for the kitchen…like this. 🙂 Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

  11. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen

    I remember pepper sauce my neighbor made each year and gave to my dad in the fifties. I’ve never known how to make it until now. Thank you. Brings back great memories.

  12. Three-Cookies

    Nice, one of the easiest recipes around. I love hot pepper, will have to give this a try

  13. Kelli

    the husband is going to love it an dI love how easy it is, once again you have outdid yourself!

  14. lena

    just that? so simple? why not to love it?? always enjoy that extra kick here, there and everywhere!!

  15. Jihane @Sinful Sundays

    That’s part of the reason why I love your recipes–all the spices you have in them! I love a good pepper sauce. My mom makes them to add to her chicken dishes and they give it both a kick and great flavor! 🙂

  16. The Food Hunter

    I love simple yet delicious recipes like this.

  17. chopinandmysaucepan

    Even though I’m a chilli fiend, I gotta say these look pretty fiery!

  18. Valerie

    My mouth literally went crazy over this….Such a great idea!! You have the best ideas. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  19. kankana

    I just made some spicy red pepper pickle with Indian spice. The only problem is that I have to let it rest for few weeks before I can enjoy it 🙂
    This would be my next sauce to try .. i just love spice!

  20. Dzoli

    The end result is what count.And doesn’t it look pretty.Actually I might include this in the Xmas gift basket of home made stuff that I do every year:)

  21. Caroline

    Hey, it’s still gourmet because it’s homemade! I love the jar you used for the pepper sauce, it looks so pretty. I’m sure this is just delicious. Hope you have a great weekend. 🙂

  22. Greg

    This may not surprise you, but I like heat in my food too and I love this!

  23. rosita vargas

    Me encanta esta rica salsa los ajies se ven muy hermosos,abrazos grandes,hug,hugs.

  24. Jody Brettkelly

    Wonderful! The hotter the better for me!

  25. Torrie @ a place to share...

    Okay I have a question. What kind of jalapenos do you buy and keep in your fridge?? LOVE the tip about keeping the juice.

  26. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    This would be a great gift in your beautiful bottle. Where’d you find it?

  27. Eva@

    Great idea Jessica, I love hot pepper oil. There is an Italian restaurant that we frequent that serves it but I never thought to make it myself.

  28. Joanne

    I became addicted to jalapeno sauce this summer…if I had known it was this easy to make, I would have just made it myself instead of bought it!

  29. Kalyan

    Just mouthwatering…looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

  30. Kristy

    What a clever idea! This would be a fun gift for the holidays….buy a cute little oil dispenser and voila! How fun. You are just too darn creative over there! Have a great weekend. 🙂

  31. Laural @ Being Healthier

    that is by far the prettiest jar of pain I’ve ever seen.

    😉 I used to love heat, then I got a hernia- which makes it feel like I’m having a heart attack with anything too spicy or acidic. :-/

  32. Shea

    This is a great idea, and I agree that it would make a great gift. (And it would be one I’d have to give myself too!)

  33. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    You are so right this is such a great gift idea! I have been making and giving this for several years now and everyone likes getting this hot vinegar in with their other homemade goodies!

  34. Marguerite

    Love this recipe! I’m addicted to hot peppers and can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!

  35. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    I don’t really eat spicy food (more like my stomach doesn’t accept it too well) but my husband LOVES spicy sauce! Thanks for sharing “easiest” recipe. 🙂

  36. Melissa@IWasBornToCook

    Ooooh, right up my alley! Perfect for gifts, too!

  37. Mary

    Isn’t it amazing how sometimes the simple things are the best! this sounds like one of those! really delicious and thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  38. Bonnie

    I want to make this for myself and for a few friends. I have the perfect jars in which to present it. Thanks so much!!


  39. wizzythestick

    What a fabulous idea for a title heat in a flavoured oil *rushes* up to spice up my bruschetta*

  40. raquel @ Erecipe

    that sauce is great for grilled fish =) I love the spicy hot taste

  41. daphne

    I wouldnt have know that you can make hot sauce like this! How easy is that? your posts always make me learn something Jessica!

  42. Veronica's Kitchen

    I like to keep the roast capsicum oil for making pizza so there is nothing to waste. What a lovely idea to make chilli oil, would be a great gift, too!

  43. Hot Pepper Sauce

    I’ll have to try that for Thanksgiving!!! it would make a nice table accent!

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