Here is the BEST smoky Ghost Pepper Host Sauce recipe you'll ever make! We like to add lots of ingredients in this recipe to create a deep, rich, ghostly hot sauce that is so amazing you'll want to make lots of batches to share with friends!
3 cups ketchup
1.5 cups bourbon (optional)
9 tablespoons brown sugar
9 tablespoons molasses (makes it thick!)
9 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or any vinegar)
6 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons mustard
3 teaspoons onion, chopped (or use dried)
3 teaspoons fresh chopped garlic (or use dried)
1.5 teaspoons black pepper
4-8 Ghost Peppers* fresh from the garden
Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce Recipe Directions:
Optional: roast peppers on grill or under broiler to get a little blacked first if desired. Put all ingredients into a blender or food processor, mix until saucy, then pour into disinfected jars or bottles. Store in the refrigerator. Don't worry, it won't last long!
Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce Recipe Variations:
If you don't have all of the ingredients above, feel free to mix and match. You can also try adding orange juice, different vinegars such as balsamic, or use Maple syrup instead of sugar... get creative with your Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce! It's fun to make different recipes each time to put a twist on each batch! Also try our simpler classic Hot Sauce Recipes including: No Salt Hot Sauce Recipe, Easy Fermented Hot Sauce Recipe, and our Chocolate, White, Yellow and Red Hot Sauce Recipe.
*Sandia Seed offers several varieties of Ghost Peppers, including the Red Bhut Jolokia Ghost Pepper seeds, the amazing Tombstone Ghost Pepper seeds, the dark and rich Chocolate Bhut Jolokia Ghost Pepper Seeds, the unique colored Peach Bhut Jolokia seeds, beautiful Purple Bhut Jolokia Ghost Pepper seeds, as well as ghostly White Jolokia Ghost Pepper seeds. Any one of these Ghost Peppers would work in this recipe!
Ghost Peppers are sometimes hard to find in grocery stores, plus, they aren't as fresh as homegrown! It's easy to grow your Ghost Peppers in your vegetable garden, which will result in tons of Ghost Peppers so you can make your own hot sauce to share with family and friends!
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