I thought for Sure I had already posted this recipe here, but I bought peppers today, and came looking for the recipe to make tabasco-like sauce, and it wasn't here! So here it is....because I need it where I can find it. :) Tabasco-like sauce, second recipe
Homemade Tabasco Style Sauce
Because the chiles are not aged in oak barrels for three years, this will be only a rough approximation of the famous McIlhenny product. You will have to grow your own tabascos or substitute dried ones that have been rehydrated. Other hot, fresh red chile peppers can be substituted for the tabascos.
1 pound fresh red tabasco peppers, chopped
2 cups distilled white vinegar
2 teaspoons salt
Combine the chiles and the vinegar in a saucepan and heat. Stir in the salt and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, cool, and place in a blender. Puree until smooth and place in a glass jar. Allow to steep for 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Remove, strain the sauce, and adjust the consistency by adding more vinegar if necessary.