My dad is visiting me from New York and I am running low on the pepper sauce I brought back to Denver when I visited him in New York last summer. So naturally I asked him to teach me how to make it and of course I recorded it so my extended family (you) can learn how to make it too. My dad’s pepper sauce is so simple but so yummy and I can’t get enough of it. Pepper sauce is what Guyanese and Caribbean people call hot sauce. We love a little kick of spice with our food and you can find a jar of pepper sauce on kitchen tables across the Caribbean.


Before we jump into this recipe I wanted to share that I recently got added to Feedspot’s list of the top 50 blogs to follow in Denver! I’m number 30 but was so honored to be on this list a long with amazing blogs like Visit Denver and 5280 magazine. These are blogs with hundreds of thousands of followers. I am trying to spread Guyanese food and culture to the world and maybe one day I’ll be in the top 10  blogs to follow in Denver (fingers crossed).

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Making Pepper Sauce with my dad:

I made a quick video while I was making the pepper sauce. My dad was sitting besides me giving me instructions but did not want to be in the video. As he puts it, his hands are old and shaky. My dad is hilarious but really modest. I love having my dad’s pepper sauce with pholourie and now I’m in the mood for some hot homemade pholourie. Have you ever made pholourie? Click here for my easy pholourie recipe and here’s an updated tip, use a cookie dough or ice cream scoop to spoon you batter into the oil.


The Youtube Video:


The Printable Pepper Sauce Recipe:

Pepper Sauce
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Pepper sauce is a spicy condiment made with hot chili peppers. In Guyana it is typically made with wiri wiri peppers, however I am making mine with scotch bonnet peppers as that is a pepper more readily available to me.
Recipe type: Condiment
Cuisine: Caribbean
Serves: 1 jar
  • 2 cups of peppers, washed and stems removed
  • ¾ cup of white vinegar
  • ¼ cup of yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  1. Add all of your ingredients to a blender and puree until a smooth sauce forms
  2. Pour into a clean sterilized air tight container, preferably a glass container
  3. You may store in the refrigerator to prevent mould and bacteria from growing over time
  4. Always use a clean utensil to take pepper sauce from the jar.





  1. Jasmin February 10, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    Cant wait to make this. Do u think frozen peppers wou work just as well?

    1. Althea Brown February 10, 2020 at 12:32 pm

      Yes it will. Usually I only have frozen peppers but got lucky with these fresh ones. I would soak them in water to help them to defrost first.

  2. Nadine April 30, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    HI! I was wondering would the recipe still call for 2 cups if i use wiri wiri peppers? Thank you for the recipe!

    1. Althea Brown April 30, 2020 at 2:07 pm

      Hi it will likely be 1 cup of wiri. I think it was like 7 ounces of peppers when I weighed it if I remember correctly. Because the peppers are larger than the wiri wiri it would take less than 2 cups of wiri wiri for the ingredients I used.

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  4. Kimbilly Charles September 9, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    I am Guyanese and I love this simple method. I will definitely try this soon.


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