Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce

Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce

What do you do when you harvest ghost peppers or buy some from the store? There are not a lot of obvious answers since ghost peppers are about six times hotter than a habanero. I made the decision to make ghost pepper hot sauce from the peppers I harvested from my garden and this is my recipe. This recipe makes a flavorful sauce that is good on anything from a vegan scramble to soups to avocado toast. I wore swim-goggles and gloves when I made mine because of how hot the peppers are and I recommend you do the same! This recipe makes a large amount, perfect for giving away as a gift for the holidays. I also prefer to prepare the ghost peppers in the food processor instead of chopping them to avoid contact.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 15-20 ghost peppers lightly blended in food processor
  • 3 small diced onions
  • 6 medium chopped tomatoes
  • 6 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of water


  1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the peppers and onions. Then stir.
  2. Add the tomatoes and stir, cooking for 10 minutes.
  3. Add vinegar, salt and water, simmering for 20 minutes.
  4. Transfer the contents to a food processor and process until sauce is smooth.
  5. Let cool and add to bottles using a funnel.

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