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Factory of Sadness Hot Sauce Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Spiciness Level: 10/7

Named after it’s Browns-ish color, Factory of Sadness will leave you weeping and never forgetting that year the Cleveland Browns went 0-16.


  • 6 Carolina Reapers
  • 2 Ghost Peppers
  • 2 Anaheim Peppers
  • 1 Jalapeño Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Mustard
  • Half Can Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce
  • until correct consistency White Vinegar
  • 1 Lemon (juiced)


  1. De-stem all of your peppers and de-seed if you're looking for a lower heat. Who could blame you, this one is nuts.
  2. Combine all ingredients in your blender jar or container.
  3. Blend until it is at a consistency that sparks joy.
  4. If still too thicc, add vinegar slowly until it pleases you. Be careful though, you can always add more vinegar, but removing it is a more painful process.
  5. Pour into sauce pan and simmer for 10-20 minutes. This will also adjust the consistency, so keep that in mind.
  6. Store in your fridge for several months, front and center for all of your friends to see how great you are.
  7. High five your sous chef, or yourself if no one is around. You just made a dope hot sauce.

This has turned out to be one of my favorite sauces. The spices included in this sauce make an extremely tasty combination and I’m excited I came across it. Mr. Rivera of Florida has sung this sauces praises for over a year now and uses it on anything and everything.

You could probably get away with swapping out the carolina reapers with either a fresno, red bell or sweet red pepper, but why would you want to do that? This sauce was first made during the 0-16 Browns season, so it’s got potential to make you cry.

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