Making & Canning Fiery Hot Chili Pepper Sauce
- Published on March 15 2011
- Written by David Blackburn (All Rights Reserved)
You may substitute the Bhut Jolokia chili pepper (Ghost chili pepper) with an Infinity pepper, Naga Viper pepper or Trinidad Scorpion Butch T pepper. It is important that ingredients be carefully measured and that this fiery hot chili pepper sauce be made as described to be processed safely in a water bath canner.
|8 Pints||10 Pints||12 Pints|
|Ghost Chili Pepper||1/3 lb.||2 lbs.||2-2/3 lbs.||3-1/3 lbs.||4 lbs.|
|Onion||1/6 lb.||1 lb.||1-1/3 lbs.||1-2/3 lbs.||2 lbs.|
|5% Vinegar||1/6 cup||1 cup||1-1/3 cups||1-2/3 cups||2 cups|
|Salt||1/2 tsp.||1 Tbsp.||1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp.||1 Tbsp. + 2 tsp.||2 Tbsp.|
|Pepper||1/4 tsp.||1-1/2 tsp.||2 tsp.||2-1/2 tsp.||1 Tbsp.|
Yields will vary based on the water content of the tomatoes.
Before beginning, wash tomatoes, cut away stems and discolored portion of tomatoes.
- Blanch, peel and deseed the tomatoes.
- Chop tomatoes, peppers and onions.
- Place all ingredients in a pan, bring to boil.
- Sauté about 10 minutes, stirring often.
- You may blend this fiery chili pepper sauce before canning, but return it to the sauce pan and return to a simmer after blending.
For canning homemade fiery chili pepper sauce in pint jars, use the following technique:
- Canning using hot pack method with 1/2" of headspace
- Processing with a Water Bath for 15 minutes for pint jars, at 212 degrees.
- For elevations above 1,000 foot level see Altitude Time Adjustments.
- After processing, place the jars on a towel, separated by 1" to cool.
- Labeling and Storing
- Waterbath canner
- Lifting tool
- Canning funnel
- Large stove-top pot
- *Jars and lids
- Clean Cloth Towels
- Paper towels
- *See manufacturer's instructions
After opening, you may decant into a bottle and refrigerate.
*This recipe is adapted from the United States Department of Agriculture's Complete Guide to Home Canning.
This third video will teach you how to use a waterbath canner for home canning tomatoes in several ways; home canning whole tomatoes, home canning diced tomatoes, home canning tomato sauces and home canning salsa.