Woodchuck Tall Can Chili Pepper Sauce


  • 20-30 dried chilies
  • (1) 16oz Woodchuck Amber Hard Cider Tall Can
  • 2-3 cloves garlic (smashed)
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • 4-8 green onions (roughly chopped)
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup (optional)


Remove the seeds from the dried chilies.

In a saucepan combine; 1 Amber 16 oz. can, chilies, garlic cloves, vinegar, 1/2 the green onions, salt, paprika, and cumin.

Bring the mixture to a boil for 20 minutes. With this step, make sure your kitchen is well ventilated, as the boiling chilies will create quite an aroma!

Remove the boiled mixture from heat, cover, and let sit for about 30 minutes.

Combine the chili mixture, remaining green onions, and maple syrup to a food processor. Your sauce can be as smooth or chunky as you like, so pulse until you reach your desired consistency.

Transfer the sauce to an air tight vessel and store in the fridge overnight. For best results, let sit for several days to a week to really allow those flavors to blend together. Spoon on top of your chili (or favorite dish) and enjoy!

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