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Hot Chili Pepper Vinegar
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Homemade Flavored Vinegar is the perfect gift for anyone on your list. They are versatile, inexpensive and so easy to make. This Hot Chili Pepper Vinegar is great for dipping potato chips or adding to dips and recipes for added flavor and a little spice.

Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American, mexican
Keyword: Vegetarian, Paleo Friendly, Sauces, Vegan, Food gifts, Condiments, Homemade Vinegar
Servings: 32 Makes 1 quart
Calories: 1 kcal
Author: Meredith Laurence
  • 4 distilled white vinegar
  • 3 to 7 hot chili peppers depending on how spicy you want the result
  1. Bring the distilled vinegar to 190ºF (just below the boiling point) in a medium saucepan.
  2. Make a slice down one side of all the peppers. This will help release flavor to the vinegar and allow the pepper to sink in the vinegar. Place the peppers in a sanitized non-reactive 1-quart jar or container.
  3. Pour the warm vinegar over the peppers. Let the mixture come to room temperature before covering with a lid. Store in a cool dark place for 2 weeks.
  4. After 2 weeks, strain the vinegar through a fine strainer or a piece of cheesecloth. Transfer the strained vinegar to sanitized decorative bottles. If desired, add one or two fresh peppers to the vinegar, but understand that this will continue to flavor the vinegar, making it even spicier.
  5. Tie a label on the bottle and give away to friends or family, or keep for yourself.
  6. Enjoy with homemade potato chips, on shrimp or as an ingredient in a marinade for meats.

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Nutrition Facts
Hot Chili Pepper Vinegar
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 2mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.