Homemade Hot Pepper Sauce

Hot pepper sauce is a basic cooking necessity that pepper lovers want to keep in their kitchen at all times.  Having a favorite homemade hot pepper sauce that you can call your own and be able to adjust the flavors is a great thing to have too.  Here is a very simple recipe that you can use to flavor your sauces, wings, or other delicious foods.

Homemade Hot Pepper Sauce
3 cups chopped Habanero Peppers
2 cups white vinegar
2 tablespoons pickling salt

You will need a large blender container with lid or a food processor to mix up this recipe. You will want to … Continue Reading

Mexican Corn Bread with Peppers Recipe

Cornbread is the perfect accompaniment to a big bowl of chili.  Perfect for game day or on a cold, rainy day, a big bowl of steaming hot chili with just the right amount of kick to it is so good.  Here is the perfect recipe for and easy to make cornbread to go with your chili, with a nice little kick to it too.

Mexican Corn Bread with Peppers Recipe

1 cup yellow corn meal
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 cup whole milk
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, well beaten
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 small jalapeno, finely chopped

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McClard’s BBQ Sauce Recipe

There are many popular local favorites when it comes to barbeque sauces and one local favorite in the south is McClard’s BBQ. McClard’s BBQ restaurant is located in Hot Springs, Arkansas and opened their business in 1928. They are famous for their bbq sauce recipe and the story goes that it was given to the family back in the 1920′s by a traveler who couldn’t pay his trailer’s lot rent. In exchange, he gave the McClard’s family his secret recipe for a fabulous bbq sauce. The McClard family loved the recipe and the sauce so much that they opened a … Continue Reading

Hot Pepper Sauce Review

There are thousands and thousands of hot pepper sauce fans around the world and many of these hot pepper sauce fans will sample hundreds of sauces and then write reviews on what they thought about the sauce. You will find these hot sauce reviews published in newspapers, foodie and/or cooking magazines and on various web sites and right here on our blog.

It is important that when you are reading various hot pepper sauce reviews to remember that every taste tester has different taste buds and likes and dislikes. So just because one person likes such and such brand of … Continue Reading

Recipe for Meatballs in BBQ Sauce

For game day, simple and easy is usually a requirement for the food selection of the day and when it comes to feeding a crowd, it can be a challenge to find easy to prepare appetizers.  One great solution are meatballs that are slow cooked in bbq sauce and the easiest way to slow cook your meatballs is by using a crock pot.  They come out so amazingly moist and tender, you will want to make this recipe over and over.

There are many recipes out there but today we thought we would share a few of the easy ones with … Continue Reading

Wet Mop Basting Sauce Recipe

Wet mop basting sauce is primarily used when making pulled pork barbecue sandwiches.  Slow roasting and smoking of your favorite cut of pork roast will yield you wonderful flavor in your meat and you sandwiches over all.

Here is a basic recipe that you can follow and adjust for flavor as you like.

Wet Mop Basting Sauce Recipe

1 cup vinegar
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon salt

In a medium sized mixing bowl combine together all of the above ingredients in the order they are given in the recipe. You want to stir … Continue Reading

How to Make Buffalo Wing Hot Sauce

When it comes to making Buffalo Wings at home there are 2 ways you can go about it and today we thought we would discuss both methods with you.

If you are a busy person and want a no fuss way to make homemade buffalo wings then you can purchase a variety of bottled (already prepared) barbecue sauces and marinate your chicken wings in the sauce for a few hours and then bake or grill them until done.

For those of you who have the time to cook and enjoy cooking you can make your own buffalo wing hot sauce at home … Continue Reading

Casa Ole Red Hot Sauce Recipe

Southwestern style Mexican cooking is a favorite of folks in the lower southern states.  Traditionally the recipes and sauces are different than other Mexican styles of cooking and just like in the States; each region of Mexico has different styles too.

Casa Ole is a restaurant chain found in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana that serves authentic Mexican style foods. You will find all kinds of Mexican dishes that you and your family will enjoy.  A favorite sauce that they use is their hot sauce recipe and many people that have eaten at the restaurant in the past enjoy making this at … Continue Reading

Cattlemens BBQ Sauce Recipe

There are some staples in the BBQ world and one of them, in my opinion, is Cattlemen’s BBQ Sauce.  For a commercial sauce, it is dang good. The great thing about it is that you have several great yet different recipes and flavors to choose from.   Let’s take a look at their recipes and see what makes Cattlemen’s different.

Their Kansas City Classic™ is a combination of sweet and a bit of spicy pepper.  Nice thick tomato sauce base that sticks nicely on your ribs, chicken or other BBQ meats.  The Mississippi Honey BBQ™ by Cattlemen’s is a lovely recipe that … Continue Reading

Banana Peppers and How to Use Them

Many people love peppers but not everyone can eat or enjoy spicy hot peppers.  Besides bell peppers, there is another mild pepper that is available for your enjoyment; The Banana Pepper. Here are some answers and particulars regarding this delicious pepper.

What is a banana pepper? A banana pepper is a banana shaped pepper that turns yellow, orange or red when fully ripe. This variety of pepper is very mild and on the sweet side. On the Scoville heat scale they rate at around 500 units.

When to pick them? On average your banana pepper is ready to harvest when they turn … Continue Reading

Learn How to Make Hot Pepper Sauce

Hot pepper sauce is a staple item in many households and cultures.  There are literally thousands of different brands out there for you to try but it’s hard to find the perfect one for you and your family. We all want our own signature flavor.  Heck, you may be an aspiring Hot Sauce chef!

So, you can easily make your own homemade hot pepper sauce by following the below recipe. This is a great recipe for those of you with backyard gardens and who grow your own hot peppers.

6 Habanero peppers, chopped
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 (6 … Continue Reading

Spicy Hot Fudge Sauce Recipes

After eating all of the pepper infused rubs and sauces you get from Insane Chicken, you are going to want a beautiful dessert. You can make your own homemade hot fudge sauce quickly and easily at home with just a few ingredients that you most likely have on hand. Homemade hot fudge sauce tastes 100% better than store bought hot fudge sauce so making your own is really worth the effort.

And because we know our customers love it spicy, you can add some dried Chipotle Pepper as a lovely topper to just give this a bit of a kicked up … Continue Reading

Windmill Barbados Hot Pepper Sauce

If you are looking for something different and unique, the Windmill Barbados Hot Pepper Sauce is the #1 choice of hot pepper sauce in Barbados and now Americans are loving it too! The pepper sauce is made from a family recipe that is over 100 years old and was passed down through the generations in the Barbadian Miller family.

The delicious hot pepper sauce is a nice mixture of hot peppers, vinegar, mustard and tantalizing spices. This is a great hot pepper sauce that you can use for marinating your chicken wings and then baking, broiling or grilling them.  You get … Continue Reading

Sweet Bourbon BBQ Sauce Recipe

Sweet Bourbon BBQ Sauce has been around for decades and has quickly become a favorite sauce for millions of grillers around the world. This sauce is fantastic on chicken or ribs and makes a delicious sauce for your favorite meats.

You can easily make your own Sweet Bourbon BBQ Sauce at home when you follow the recipe given below.

3 lean strips of bacon
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup of bourbon
1/4 cup of vinegar (apple cider or red vinegar)
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
15 oz. can of tomato sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon each of salt and ground black pepper
1/2 cup … Continue Reading

Hot Wing Sauce Recipe

Hot wings have become a favorite appetizer over the years.  In fact they have moved into their own as a main course with the growth of restaurants that focus on hot wings as their main course.  A multitude of franchises like Wing Stop and Hooter’s are continuing to see growth in the market with hot wings as the main choice in dinner.

I your wnat to buy wing sauces InsaneChicken’s has a wide variety of Gourmet Wing Sauces. Hot wings are fairly easy to make and with a great recipe you can become the star at your … Continue Reading

It’s Easy to Make Homemade Hot Pepper Sauce

With the abundance from the gardens right now, many gardeners and folks stocking up at the farmers markets are making delicious salsas as well as canning and freezing their produce right now. But what about making homemade hot pepper sauce? Think it is too difficult? Is it all but forgotten in the world of salsas and BBQ sauces?

Well thankfully the answer to that is no. A simple hot pepper sauce is an easy recipe to follow and it will yield you quite a bit of sauce that you can use for dipping, fiery wings or whatever … Continue Reading

Buddha Bill’s Tequila Lime Hot Sauce

The Buddha Bill’s line of hot sauce all feature a happy cartoon Buddha holding the key ingredients of each individual sauce. With a giant lime half in one hand and a full bottle of gold tequila in the other, Buddha Bill seems especially happy with his Tequila Lime Hot Sauce – and well he should be.

When I first tasted this sauce, I was surprised at how thin it was in terms of viscosity. It was very liquid and pourable. After a day in the fridge, however, it became much more viscous, and the taste, thankfully, remained as excellent as before. For this reason, I might recommend that you refrigerate this sauce before using.

Tequila Lime Hot Sauce includes jalapeño peppers, vinegar, water, coconut, sugar, limes, tequila, cilantro, black pepper, and salt. Continue Reading

Red Savina Habanero Chili Pepper

Relatively new on the pepper trail, in the last 20 years or so,  is the Red Savina pepper.  It was cultivated off the habanero chili pepper and is known to be an extremely hot pepper registering up to approximately 570,000 on the Scoville scale in some tests although some tests have it coming in at the mid 200,000’s and up.  It was the reigning champ for many years as the hottest pepper, but has been knocked off the list in the past few years by other super-hot peppers like the Naga Jolokia.

The Red Savina pepper is the hottest of the … Continue Reading

Preserve Your Peppers with Blanching and Freezing

In the summer when the peppers are ripening daily and you have a bevy of fresh produce; it is wonderful to be able to get the fabulous fresh flavors in your food easily.  When it is the dead of winter, it can be just as nice to taste that same fresh flavor by grabbing a container of prepared peppers out of your freezer.

According to Wikipedia, Blanching is a process where a vegetable or fruit is plunged into boiling water, removed after a brief, timed interval, and finally plunged into iced water or placed under cold running water (shocked) to halt … Continue Reading

Mustard Based BBQ Sauce Recipe


  • 1 cup prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • ground black pepper to taste

Directions: Continue Reading

How to Roast Peppers in a Microwave Oven

If you are pressed for time or experiencing a lot of bad weather, sometimes you are not able to grill when you want to.  The good news is that you can certainly roast your freshly picked peppers in a microwave oven. Here is some direction and tips on how to do that.

Always remember, when handling hot peppers you will need to wear a pair of rubber gloves to protect the skin on your hands. Don’t forget your eyes! You should purchase a cheap pair of plastic protective glasses or wear your own eyeglasses to protect your eyes from splattering pepper … Continue Reading

Italian Wax Peppers

There are so many peppers that are native to different regions around the world. Many of these pepper varieties have been transplanted from cultures that immigrated to other lands hundreds of years ago.  The Italian Wax Pepper is one of those peppers.

This pepper is a native of Northern California and has been growing in the unique climate there since the gold rush era. The name is actually a misnomer.  The Italian Wax Pepper was originally brought to this region by Chilean immigrants.  They settled in a region of Northern California much like their home land with valleys and mountain range … Continue Reading

Blackberry BBQ Sauce Recipe


  • 1/2 cup blackberry preserves
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

Directions: Continue Reading

How to Make Your Own Ground Red Chili Pepper Spice

Red Chiles are a popular plant to grow and harvest and a very popular pepper to eat too.  It is easy to enjoy all of the different varieties of red chili peppers such as the Thai Chiles, Cayenne Peppers, Habanero Red Savina’s and many more.  With all of these great peppers around, you will want to make sure that you can keep the fresh flavors all year long.

Grinding your red peppers is a great way to preserve them.  Here are some simple steps to prepare your peppers, then dry them and grind them into a great spice for the best … Continue Reading

Use Cocoa in Your Sweet and Spicy Rubs for a Taste Explosion

We have talked a bit about using chocolate with peppers before.  Using Chocolate mixed with chipotle or cayenne in your favorite rub is an amazing addition that will make a big difference in the flavor enhancement of the meat.

People that have added some regular cocoa (not candy or hot cocoa mix as that has sugar in it) have been singing the praises because of the additional depth of flavor.  Ribs, both beef and pork, are coming off the grill with awesome flavor. Use it on your chicken and you will be loving it.  Many people are using it on roasts, … Continue Reading