Mom's Exceptionally Hot Tabasco Sauce

Total Time
504hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 504 hrs

I dearly love gardening. I especially enjoy growing peppers. Tabasco peppers are such fun. They are the most wonderful color and so small. Who would expect them to be so hot! Although Jalapenos are my favorite in flavor, Tabascos are my favorite to grow for my loved ones who like HOT! It is ready when finished, but best if it is allowed to stand.


  1. Start with a glass canning jar filled halfway with white vinegar.
  2. Daily pick the bright orange Tabascos.
  3. Wear latex glove on squeezing hand!
  4. Pick up pepper by stem with other hand.
  5. Squeeze juice into jar, and drop in pepper.
  6. When jar is completely full, strain and decant into bottles with tiny spouts.
  7. I do not process as I use sterile jars, and it is a vinegar solution.
  8. Use with discretion.
Most Helpful

Very neat recipe! You can use other types of peppers, not just Tabasco. I planted a Serano plant and it took off. In So. Indiana, I just picked my last crop this weekend. It's November 20! I've made this twice now and it turns out great! I added a pinch of Kosher salt and boiled my sauce after straining to thicken a bit. Tastes better than store bought.

CONCHOBOR99 November 20, 2011

Wow! It never occured to me that this was possible! Thanks! I am going to be making my own tabasco sauce, and I'm going to try this with my Dad's deadly tiny hot peppers.

VO September 07, 2008

WOW - (ouch!) This is a deadly mix! I used birds eye chillis and it worked well. I bottled up and gave to the chilli lovers for Chrissy, apparently crying is good when it comes to this sauce? Will be making again - thank you for the recipe!

sams1 February 28, 2007