Beyonce’s song Formation is all about taking charge and winning at whatever you do. And all winners have “Hot Sauce In My Bag, Swag.” This kind of swag isn’t for the faint at heart. Only those who like to “pop their collar” and “strut their stuff” after cooking an amazing meal will get it.
When it comes to my food, I’m not ashamed to say I’m a control freak. I take charge with winning recipes and I slay. I’m a star. I go far (and yes, Formation is one of my favorite songs these days). Especially when it comes to hot sauce. It’s important to me that I have the right amount of heat, spice, and flavor. The store bought stuff just won’t do. It’s full of distilled vinegar which is a household cleaner. While I rarely eat any kind of vinegar, the fellas in my house love hot sauce. Here are a few tips for a more healthy version.
For mild heat, add one dried cayenne pepper to 8 ounces of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar with the mother culture. For the really mild at heart folks, you’ll want to remove the seeds. To step up the heat, add an additional pepper. Mix the ingredients using a high powered blender. To give the sauce a different twist, add a few heavy dashes of chili powder, garlic, pink salt, and pepper to taste and blend again. Some people add bell peppers, red onions, and other vegetables to the blend. Store in a glass jar at room temperature. My batches last up to one year. This can vary from home to home.
I’d love to hear how this recipe works for you. Feel free to share your modifications. Can’t wait to see your version of “Hot Sauce in My Bag, Swag.”
Love and light.