Homemade Hot Sauce


This hot sauce tastes similar to Cholula®.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 cups


  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup white vinegar

  • 9 dried pequin peppers, seeded

  • 4 dried arbol peppers, seeded

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons ground paprika

  • 1 tablespoon onion flakes

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons cold water

  • ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum


  1. Combine 1 cup water, vinegar, pequin peppers, arbol peppers, garlic, paprika, onion flakes, and salt in a small saucepan over medium heat until the mixture reaches 180 degrees F (82 degrees C) and keep at that temperature for 10 minutes. Transfer to a blender and puree until smooth. Allow to cool to room temperature in the blender, about 15 minutes.

  2. Combine 2 tablespoons cold water and xanthan gum in a small bowl. Add to blender with pepper mixture and puree for 30 seconds. Transfer mixture to a bottle and store in the refrigerator for up to 9 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

31 Calories
0g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 31
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 151mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 33mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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