Servings: 9 - 8 oz. jars
1/2 C finely chopped garlic
1 Tbsp salt
6 C cider vinegar
6 C granulated sugar
1/2 C Hot pepper flakes**
** You can adjust the amount of pepper flakes to your own liking.
Prepare canner, jars and lids.
In a small bowl, combine garlic and salt. Set aside.
In a large stainless steel saucepan, bring vinegar to a boil. Add sugar and stir until fully dissolved. Reduce heat and boil gently for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add garlic mixture and hot pepper flakes and stir well.
Ladle hot sauce into hot jars, leaving 1/2″ headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary by adding hot sauce. Wipe rim. Center the lid on jar. Screw band down until resistance is met, then increase to fingertip tight.
Place jars in canner, ensuring they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil and process for 15 minutes. Remove canner from heat. Wait 5 minutes, then remove jars, cool and store.
Submitted by: wvhomecanner on May 15, 2010