Do NOT use hot sauce or hot peppers!
If you use hot sauce, hot peppers, or sprinkle dried pepper flakes any animals, including pet dogs and cats, can get it on their paws and then in their eyes. Then their first reaction is, of course, to use their pepper covered paws to get the burning material out of their eyes. They will do anything to stop their eyes from burning. There have been cases where pets have clawed their eyes out. DON'T USE these ingredients. Substitute or choose a different recipe.