Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce Recipe


Is your taste for heat insatiable? Love big flavors? Then this homemade ghost pepper hot sauce is for you! Best of all it can be prepared in 10 minutes.

Ghost Pepper hot sauce is one of the most coveted sauces around with a fiery flavor that can satisfy even the most stringent chili pepper aficionado. Ghost peppers have the honor of being one of the spiciest peppers in the world, which is why they’re perfect for a super spicy hot sauce.

Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce

This recipe is jam-packed with fresh and hot ground ghost peppers. Additionally, it has vinegar and salt for balance and an extra texture from tomatoes. Enjoy a hot sauce infused with quintessential ghost pepper flavor, but full of fresh ingredients!

Get ready for an explosion of flavor in your mouth with this ghost pepper hot sauce recipe. Prep time is around 10 minutes and cook time can range from 35-45 minutes. The result is a concentrated ghost pepper hot sauce that you’ll love slathering over scrambled eggs. It is very easy to make, so get the ingredients and enjoy!

The perfect way to spice up your cooking, this ghost pepper hot sauce recipe will have you begging for more. Hot sauce is the perfect way to bring the heat and spice up any bland dish.

To take your favorite recipes to the next level, simply add Ghost Pepper hot sauce with all the fresh ingredients at only 12 calories per tablespoon.

 Be careful when pouring – we don’t want you to hurt yourself! Let’s get ready to spice things up!

How To Make Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce 

Give your foods a little zing with this ghost pepper hot sauce. It tastes delicious with just about anything. It’s bold, smooth, sweet, and smokey, with a fiery kick from the ghost peppers. This ghost pepper hot sauce recipe will become your go-to hot sauce for all things fried, grilled, or poached.

This ghost pepper hot sauce recipe is not for the faint of heart. Be prepared to be blown away as this ghost pepper hot sauce recipe makes about 2 cups of hot sauce. The best part? It’s easy to make up to 20 servings!

Whether you’re looking for a new condiment or a gift for a friend, this is the hot sauce that tops them all.

What You’ll Need

  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Pan
  • Food processor
  • Container

Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce Recipe

4 from 94 votes
Recipe by Laura Ritterman Course: SaucesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Check out our Ghost Pepper hot sauce recipe! It’s made with fresh ingredients and is sure to fire up just about anything.


  • 1 tablespoon 1 olive oil

  • 6 6 ghost peppers, chopped

  • 1 1 onion diced

  • 2 2 tomatoes chopped

  • 2 tablespoons 2 red wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon 1 salt

  • ½ cup water


  • First, heat oil in a pan, add peppers and onions and saute. Next, add tomatoes and stir. Let it cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Gradually add vinegar, salt, and water. Let the mixture simmer for about 20 minutes to allow all the exciting flavors to develop and mix thoroughly.
  • Transfer contents to a food processor and process until smooth.
  • Transfer to a container. Seal and refrigerate until ready to use.


  • Please note that if you plan on preparing it yourself, the fumes from the chili peppers may get into the air and you may want to wear a mask and goggles. If you decide to try this sauce, do so with caution. 

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Tips and Tricks 

  • The Ghost Pepper, also known as the Bhut Jolokia, is one of the most intense peppers in the world. Scoville Heat Units (SHU) measure a pepper’s heat level measurement of over 1 million SHU, which puts Ghost Peppers on another level.
  • The hottest pepper in the world is just a seed away, but working with hotter peppers takes some special care. When handling hotter peppers it is important to wear gloves; the oils can get on your skin and cause burning, especially if you touch your face and eyes. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap after you are done processing.
  • Far from your standard hot sauce fare, this exotically flavored and potent concoction is not for the faint-hearted.


  1. Is it necessary to ferment hot sauce?

    Fermentation amplifies the flavor of hot sauce and makes it good for your gut. Fermentation of hot sauce takes roughly 5-7 days. The longer you ferment it, the more complex the flavor will be, but a week should suffice. 
    It’s not absolutely necessary to ferment hot sauce but it does make it last longer and taste better. 

  2. How can you make shelf-stable hot sauce?

    You will need a pH of 3.4 to prevent bacteria from thriving. The acidity creates an environment where bacteria cannot live. Use citrus fruits like lemons or limes, or a high-quality vinegar, to attain this balance.

  3. How long will homemade hot sauce last?

    The hot sauce contained in properly sterilized and canned jars should be shelf-stable for up to a year. I recommend keeping this hot sauce in the refrigerator since we are not adding any preservatives here. Store your hot sauce in a cold, dark place or the refrigerator. You can also keep a small container out and freeze or can the rest!

  4. How can I make my homemade hot sauce better?

    Add something with a bit of extra flavor like honey, agave, maple syrup, or brown sugar. This will add a hint of sweetness without taking away from the heat. The best spicy foods have flavor and spice, not just spice. 

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This Ghost Pepper hot sauce combines the legendary heat of the Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper) with the fruity flavor of red bell peppers and a hint of garlic, giving it an amazing depth of flavor. Use it on everything, because this is the hottest hot sauce around.

The flavor is fairly mild because this hot sauce is all about the heat. Just a couple of drops will level up any dish. This is as hot as it gets!

This ghost pepper hot sauce recipe is perfect for the most daring and adventurous palates. This delicious ghost pepper hot sauce is the perfect topping for tacos, sandwiches, and salsas – you name it!

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