Louisiana Hot Sauce

Of course, you can buy great Louisiana hot sauces in the store, just like almost any other sauce. But it is the easiest hot sauce to make yourself.

The sauce ultimately only has three ingredients. However, you can experiment with it to give your sauce its own taste.

Louisiana hot sauce is so easy to make. In the end, it is nothing more than cutting the hot peppers and cooking them in a mixture of vinegar and salt. For this variant of Louisiana hot sauce, we use red jalapeño peppers and apple cider vinegar. This makes for a mild, slightly sweet hot sauce. You can use chilli peppers if you want the sauce a bit spicier. If it can’t get hot enough for you, take Habanero peppers.

You can also use different types of vinegar to give this sauce its own taste. Keep in mind that while the peppers are cooking, the entire kitchen is filled with a sharp vinegar smell. So open a window and warn the family.

After boiling the peppers, all you have to do is puree the entire contents of the pan in the food processor. If you want the sauce finer, you could sieve it, so you get rid of all the seeds and thicker glands. Removing the seeds will also make this Louisiana hot sauce a lot milder.

If you want to experiment more, you could use different types of peppers or vinegar. You can also make fermented Louisiana hot sauce to make a more Tabasco-like sauce.

This is our Louisiana hot sauce. You can use the sauce for anything, but first, you must grill some wings, as it is the basis for hot buffalo wings. If you’re going to make this hot sauce, let us know in a comment below. Or better! Please take a photo and post it on Instagram. Tag @bbqhelden so we can see what you’ve made.


  • 500 grams of chilli peppers
  • 250 ml vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon or 5 grams of salt


  1. Remove the stem and cut the peppers into smaller pieces
  2. Put the vinegar, salt and peppers in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Let everything cool down, and then puree everything into a smooth sauce.

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