Gunterman Family Red-Hot Sauce

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I found this recipe at PepperFool. The only change I make to it it to chop everything roughly, using my Bosch, rather than finely. Then, after it's cooked down a bit, I use an immersion blender to make it smooth. Then I reduce it more. It makes the process much easier than the original directions!

Gunterman Family Red-Hot Sauce

  • 60 whole tomatoes -- fresh
  • 18 whole Bermuda onions -- diced
  • 36 whole jalapeno peppers
  • 9 cups Vinegar
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes

    Chop everything relatively fine. Dump it all into a huge non-reactive stockpot. Boil for 1 hour then let cool completely. Process in batches in a blender then boil for 2 additional hours or to desired thickness.

    Makes approx. 24 pints depending on how much you let it boil down.

    Note: This recipe has been in our family for generations now and has gone through many rev.'s to be @ it's final state of what I (IMHO) consider Perfection. I use it on top of chicken, tacos, pizza, mashed potatoes, Ice Cream(really) and as a dip for chips.

    It is not a salsa nor will it ever be.. it is just a good sauce

    Although it does call for 9 cups of vinegar I usually cut it back a little bit But the sauce never had a noticeable vinegar taste to it to begin with.


    martez said...

    Thank you for taking an interest and posting my grandmother Ruth's hot sauce recipe! I was making my second batch and wanted to make sure I had the right proportions so I went looking online to check my brother's post. I came across yours!!! I hope you enjoy and thanks for keeping her spirit alive!--Barbara Gunterman

    MommaofMany said...
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    MommaofMany said...

    I'm so glad that your brother shared the recipe with the world! I hope the small changes I made help make the process faster for you, too!

    martez said...

    Actually, I chop everything coarsely as well...Also, I replace the sugar with light agave nectar since i am on an allergy free diet. It works just fine if you reduce the vinegar just a bit....