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How to Make Hot Sauce from Chili Powder Recipe
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How to Make Hot Sauce from Chili Powder - Recipe

Learn how to make hot sauce from chili powder and a few other simple ingredients with this easy method. You'll never go without hot sauce again.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: hot sauce, Main Course, Seasonings
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili powder, hot sauce, recipe, spicy
Servings: 20
Calories: 7kcal


  • 4 tablespoons chili powder of choice yes, you can use a mixture
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Optional Additions: 1 teaspoon or more of onion powder cumin, dried basil, dried oregano, etc.


  • Add all of the ingredients to a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Taste and adjust for salt and vinegar. Add more water or vinegar for a thinner sauce.
  • You can use the sauce as-is at this point, or heat it in a small pot. Simmer for 10 minutes to let the flavors develop even more.
  • Cool, bottle and enjoy.



Calories: 7kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 474IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg