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Hot Pepper Vinegar

Hot pepper vinegar is a great condiment, and if you make it in small jars it makes for a great gift.
Prep Time15 mins
Rest7 d
Total Time7 d 15 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot pepper vinegar, hot pepper vinegar recipe, how to make hot pepper vinegar
Servings: 8 small jars of Pepper Vinegar
Calories: 65kcal
Author: Chloe Tuttle

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of small hot red peppers the peppers must fit into the mouths of the jars
  • 1/2 gallon distilled white 5% vinegar

Instructions

  • The small individual 875 ml wine bottles are great for making this pepper vinegar; you can also buy pretty decorative bottles. Be sure to use only clear glass jars. Wash jars and remove labels if there are any. Basically, any jar will work – some folks use Mason jars. I like to use small jars so that I have more bottles of pepper vinegar to give away.
  • Trim any long stems on the peppers. Pack as many peppers as you can get into the jars. Use the handle end of a wooden spoon or a chopstick to stuff the peppers in the jar, being careful not to damage the peppers. If you have sensitive skin, wear gloves.
  • Using a funnel, fill each jar with the distilled vinegar, covering the peppers. Set on a shelf and in a few weeks you will have glorious hot pepper vinegar. You can refill the jars several times.

Notes

This does not need to be refrigerated.

Nutrition

Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 81.5mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.6mg