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Sriracha Sauce Recipe

I first started dabbling with a homemade Sriracha Sauce Recipe a few years ago. I made it at Christmas time and gifted the whole batch to my husband as his homemade Christmas present that year. He was SO surprised!

Sriracha Sauce Recipe

Since then I’ve made many variations like this Mild Sriracha Recipe but I’ve never gone back and revamped that original recipe. Until now that is, I’ve tweaked it, changed it a bit and now it’s printer-friendly.

If you have a Sriracha lover in your life considering treating them by making this Sriracha Sauce just for them. If you’re looking for a different kind of spicy sauce try this recipe for Zhoug Sauce from my friend Robin at All Ways Delicious. This Yemeni Sauce features cilantro, parsley, and jalpeños, for a spicy green high kicking sauce you won’t soon forget!

Award Winning Homemade Sriracha Recipe

Try this Sriracha Sauce Recipe even IF you can buy it at the store!

Obviously, Sriracha is easily available in just about every part of the United States but making your own takes it to another level of awesome. Because you control the sugar, salt, and heat levels you can make this perfectly suited for anyone, on any diet.

On Paleo? Use honey as your sweetener.

If you’re on a low salt you can lower the salt as needed. And if you just can’t take the heat you can easily make it mild as you like it.

Or amp up the spice if that’s your game.

Try adding pickled garlic to the recipe and see how that tastes!

Award Winning Homemade Sriracha Recipe

I am now a total convert to Sriracha and the flavor enhancements it promises. Store-bought is great but homemade is so much better. And fun to give to the people who love a good hot sauce!

This IS an Award-Winning Sriracha Sauce Recipe

Also? it won first place at the Alaska State Fair! So I guess it’s Award-winning?!? I’ll take that!

What about you? Do you have a hot sauce lover in your house? Do they douse everything in hot sauce? Well then give them the gift of heat and they’ll love you forever!

If you love to try new recipes for homemade food check out my other recipes:

Easy Homemade Ground Beef Jerky

Homemade Pepperoni

Spicy Hot Homemade Pepperoni

Rose Hip Ketchup

Hot Water Bath Canning

Yield: 36 servings

Sriracha Sauce Recipe

Award Winning Homemade Sriracha Recipe

If you have a Sriracha lover in your life considering treating them to a whole fresh batch by using this Homemade Sriracha Recipe.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 2 pounds sweet peppers, either bell or those mini peppers will work
  • 1/2 pound Fresno Peppers, these are a slightly spicy 3-4 inch long pepper
  • 3 cups vinegar, I use white OR mix it with apple cider vinegar
  • 2 habaneros
  • 12 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup Sugar, substitue honey as desired
  • 1 TBSP salt, kosher or sea salt are fine here, adjust kosher salt as needed


  1. clean sweet peppers to remove seeds
  2. use scissors to clean up habaneros and red peppers, leave seeds intact if you like it spicy
  3. you're going to be removing the habaneros so leave as whole as possible
  4. place all the peppers in a heavy dutch oven
  5. mix in the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil
  6. reduce heat and simmer until peppers are soft
  7. cool until it can be handled
  8. if you don't like the heat remove the habaneros now, they will leave behind SOME of their heat which is perfect for this recipe OR leave them in if you like some spice
  9. then whirl in batches in a food processor
  10. run through a food mill or a sieve to remove skins and seeds
  11. put in a clean saucepan and cook until you reach the desired consistency
  12. taste your sauce, add more salt or sweetener as needed, I find I almost always need a bit more salt
  13. you can put these in jars and seal them following the directions for hot water bath canning OR put the whole batch in the fridge no canning needed


  • you will need a food processor and a food mill or a sieve for this recipe-you can skip the food mill if you don't mind a few seeds and a little bits of pepper skins
  • if you can't stand ANY heat use ALL sweet peppers and 1-2 jalapenos for a little kick
  • if you LOVE heat leave those habaneros in seeds and all!

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Laura is on a mission to teach modern family oriented women how to make old-fashioned foods new again. A wife and mom of 3 boys, Laura understands the struggles of trying to serve a home-cooked meal each night. She provides recipes and cooking hacks for busy moms to create dishes they may think take more time or skill than they have to make. Read more...

15 thoughts on “Sriracha Sauce Recipe”

  1. save the solids from the food mill or sieve. Dehydrate the solids as much as possible. Then run it through a food processor. The result is sriracha powder.

  2. mnnn homemade Sriracha? brilliant!! I would love to make a batch of this, it sounds so delicious! Love that it’s versatile too and I can just use honey for my paleo pals. Definitely trying this, I’m sure it’s a gazillion times better than the storebought stuff 😀
    Congrats for the win, too!

    • HOT! But amazing. If you like heat and you can take it, try blending it with one habanero and go up until it’s just right!

    • Yes I think you could freeze it instead of canning it. Just freeze it in little jars? Thaw in the fridge and use within 6 weeks or so? If I were doing that’s what I would do anyway.

    • YES! Sorry I went back to my notes, I used Fresno Peppers, I corrected the recipe to reflect that.

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