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Dave’s Gourmet Badlands Barbeque Sauce Review

Dave’s Gourmet Badlands Barbeque Sauce – Usually, when I’m about to taste a product by Dave’s Gourmet, I take some preparations. I have 911 on speed dial, I keep a large glass of iced tea handy, and I make sure no one is around to hear me scream and see me cry. So I was surprised to find that after tasting Dave’s Gourmet Badlands Barbeque Sauce, no trips to ER would be necessary.

To be fair, the label indicates in two places that Badlands Barbeque is not as much about heat as it is about flavor. And there it definitely has plenty. Continue Reading

Fresh Jalapeno Hot Sauce Recipe


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 20 fresh jalapeno peppers, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar


  1. In a medium glass or enamel lined sauce pan over high heat, combine oil, peppers, garlic, onion and salt; saute for 4 minutes. Add the water and cook for 20 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool to room temperature.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a food processor and puree until smooth. With the processor running, slowly add the vinegar.
  3. Pour into a sterilized jar with a tight lid. This sauce will keep for 6 months when stored … Continue Reading

Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce Review

Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce – I didn’t expect much from this sauce when I glanced at the label. First impressions can be everything, though it isn’t always wise to judge a book by its cover when you’re dealing with sauces. In this case, a blonde guy in a sombrero with a couple of six-shooters across his chest just looked like a cheap ploy to get my attention. I glanced at the ingredient list and found a pleasant surprise. It reads:

Vinegar, water, habanero peppers, jalapeno peppers, Red Japanese chili peppers, more peppers, salt, mojo, and spices. Continue Reading

Arrogant Bastard Ale Jalapeno Hot Sauce Review

Arrogant Bastard Ale Jalapeno Hot Sauce – Based on the Arrogant Bastard Ale, this hot sauce delivers both sharp, tangy flavor and a heat punch that will leave you grasping for something to pick you up off the floor. Arrogant Bastard is a kick-in-the groin beer that adds to the taste of this sauce. It is, in fact, the key ingredient, along with crushed hot peppers, pepper sauce, cane juice, jalpeno peppers, garlic, lemon juice, and a little capsicum for good measure.

I dropped some of this into a cheddar cheese dip just to see what I could work up. Before that, I tried a half a teaspoon full. Continue Reading

Cajun Hot Sauce Recipe


  • 20 lg Fresh Tabasco chiles,
  • 1 Stems & seeds removed,
  • 1 Cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (or substitute fresh 1 Pequins, cayenne’s or 1 Serrano’s)
  • 2 cl Garlic, cut in half
  • 1/2 c Vinegar
  • Salt to taste

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Choke Your Chicken Peri Peri Sauce Review

Choke Your Chicken Peri Peri Sauce – In the realm of hot sauces, I generally think that there are two defining characteristics: heat and taste.  Each sauce, of course, will have both but where on the spectrum will it fall?  In the case of Insane Chicken’s “Choke Your Chicken” Peri Peri Sauce, both heat and taste are definitely present but the focus is on the taste, regardless of what is stated on the label.

Made with the “African Devil” Peri Peri and jalapeno peppers, the first smell from this bottle reminds me of a nice curry. It’s sweet and tangy.  From the first taste, it is clear that this sauce would liven up almost anything because it has the right level of spice and an awesome flavor.  Continue Reading

Baboon Ass Gone Rabid Hot Sauce Review

Baboon Ass Gone Rabid Hot Sauce -  I’m a huge fan of Baboon Ass Habanero Hot Sauce, so when I saw Baboon Ass Gone Rabid, I was expecting something great. I wasn’t disappointed even a little bit, but let me warn you: Baboon Ass Habanero wasn’t over-the-top hot; Gone Rabid is another story altogether.

The name of the sauce could not be more fitting. Don’t make the mistake of eating it in the same dose as you would the habanero version of the sauce. It will blow the top right off your head. The label claims this version is five times hotter than Baboon Ass Habanero, and I’m likely to believe that’s true. Continue Reading

Mad Dog 357 Ghost Pepper Sauce Review

Mad Dog 357 Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce – This sauce has a lot going for it right out of the gate. First, there’s the naga jolokia pepper that gives it insane heat. One little bead of this sauce on the tip of your finger will have your lips and mouth burning like a match in dry brush. To augment that heat, there’s also the African peri-peri pepper, some fresh habanero, and chili extract. Are you starting to get the picture? This is a mouth blister waiting to happen, so be careful when you use it.

Mad Dog 357 Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce lulls you into a sense of peace when you open it and take a whiff. The fruity fragrance leads you to believe that you’re in the company of a mild sauce. It’s a ghost pepper sauce, so you should know better, but there’s that sweet and fruity fragrance. Continue Reading

Louisiana Hot Sauce Recipe


  • 3 cups distilled white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 pounds cayenne or jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped


  1. Simmer vinegar, salt and peppers for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Process in food processor or blender.
  3. Seal in small sterilized canning jars and place in a cool, dark place to age for about 3 months.
  4. Strain a portion of the sauce when ready to use; store in refrigerator.

Peppers Zesty Blue Crab Salsa Review

Peppers Zesty Blue Crab Salsa – This is truly one of the most individual salsa I’ve tried in a long time. When I first saw it, I had my reservations. Combining crab meat in salsa was something I’d never seen done before. Not saying it hasn’t been done — just that it was a little different than anything I’d ever seen. One taste was all it took to hook me, though I would venture to say this salsa won’t be for everybody. It definitely falls into the acquired taste category.

Check out these ingredients. First, the blue crab. I really expected no more than a hint of crab meat. Crab is expensive and blue crab is one of the more expensive varieties. Continue Reading

Roadhouse Texas Tango BBQ Sauce Review

Roadhouse Texas Tango BBQ sauce is a chunky sauce with lots of big Texas flavor. The ingredients include a tomato puree, vinegar, sugar, tomatoes, raisins, pineapple, jalapeno, onion, lime juice, salt, garlic, natural smoke flavor, and some green chilies for good measure. These ingredients come together in a surprisingly well-balanced blend that gives Roadhouse Texas Tango BBQ sauce a unique personality, combining both the classic taste of Texas barbecue with a sweet note.

I mentioned this is a chunky sauce. By chunky, I mean you could almost eat it as a meal. The ingredients are diced up and infused throughout the bottle of sauce so you get a mouthful of goodness in every bite. Continue Reading

Tomato Jalapeno Soup Recipe



  1. Pour tomatoes, broth, and milk into a 4-5 quart pot.
  2. Stir together over medium-high heat.
  3. Add Dave’s Hurtin’ Jalapeno Hot Sauce and sugar.
  4. Cook over medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Garnish with croutons.

Jalepeno Lime Hot Sauce Recipe


  • 6 large jalapeno peppers
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper Continue Reading

Dave’s Total Insanity Hot Sauce Review

When you open a bottle of Dave’s Total Insanity Hot Sauce, the heat immediately hits your nose and lights a fire, and then you know that this sauce is not for the weak—it’s for chile heads. The heat is not the only thing that your nose will notice. Dave’s Total Insanity Sauce is made of red chiles, vinegar and a hint of garlic.

Dave’s Total Insanity Hot Sauce tastes of red chiles, lime juice, garlic, onions, tomato sauce and vinegar. But the real star is the heat, an intense, sweating heat that stays around for a long time. The heat is provided by red chiles and hot pepper extract. Continue Reading

Jalapeno Meatball Recipe


  • 16 ounces ground beef
  • Half cup rice crumbs
  • Half a large onion, diced
  • 2 sweet long green peppers
  • Half cup rice flour mixed with 2 teaspoons sweet paprika and black pepper to taste.
  • 2 ounces margarine or butter
  • The other half of a large onion diced
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • Half green or red bell pepper
  • 2 vegetable stock cubes mixed with 2 cups water
  • Half teaspoon Italian herbs
  • Quarter cup chopped jalapenos
  • 1 cup grated cheese Continue Reading

Mad Dog 357 Mustard Sauce Review

I get the impression that Mad Dog 357 Mustard Sauce uses its goofy yellow dog much in the same way a wolf might don sheep’s wool. I look at his stupid grin and the chef’s hat with flames and I can’t take him seriously.

The only time I ever see flames on clothing is when they’re being worn by some poser douche bag who spends too much money at Hot Topic, so I wasn’t expecting to be impressed by Jokey yellow dog and his silly mustard sauce. Mistake number one.

The yellow dog who appears to have an access of neck hair, returns on the label of Mad Dog 357 Mustard Sauce, which is a thick, brownish-yellow concoction. Continue Reading

Jalapeno Pepper Jelly Recipe


  • 3 jalapeno peppers
  • 4 bell peppers
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 1 bottle liquid pectin


  1. Remove seeds and run peppers through food grinder using a fine blade.
  2. Use all juice.
  3. Slowly boil all ingredients for 10 minutes. Continue Reading

Matteo’s Red Headed Step Sauce Review

Matteo’s Red Headed Step Sauce is truly a one-of-a-kind tasting hot sauce. Greenish brown in color, infused with large chunks of ingredients, and easily pourable, Red Headed Step Sauce is like salsa in a bottle.

The ingredients include tomato juice, roasted jalpeno peppers, red wine vinegar, onions, carrots, lime juice, red chili peppers, garlic, and olive oil. Don’t let the inclusion of two types of peppers fool you, though. Red Headed Step Sauce is extremely mild with a fresh taste. While you won’t be using it to heat anything up, it will make an enjoyable addition to chip dip or any Mexican cosine. Continue Reading

Crazy Mother Pucker’s Habitual Jalapeno Hot Sauce Review

I’m a big fan of the creative use of alcohol beverages to enhance the flavor of hot sauces. Crazy Mother Pucker’s Habitual Jalapeno hot sauce contains tequila, and there couldn’t be a better combination than jalapeno peppers and strong tequila.

Before I even looked at the ingredients, I gave this one a taste straight from the bottle. The first thing that struck me was the overwhelming taste of alcohol. The presence of tequila is so strong in this mix, I believe you could get drunk on a bottle of it. The thing is, while the tequila is a big part of the flavor, the jalapenos jump right in there, using the tequila base to create a flavor explosion in your mouth.
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Irish Scream Hot Sauce Review

I’m not Irish, but I love a lot of Irish things, including Irish music, Irish stout, and Irish whiskey. And now, Irish Scream Hot Sauce. Which, as it turns out, contains Irish whiskey, so it’s kind of like killing two brogues with one stone.

Though Irish Scream Hot Sauce contains whiskey (just “a wee bit”), and its pepper components are jalapenos and unnamed chiles, the predominant flavor is the richly aromatic tang of red wine vinegar. The sourness is tempered, however, by honey and brown sugar, though the heat does burst through with lip-tingling power.
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Liquid Stoopid Hot Sauce Review

Some sauces aim to cause pain, others diarrhea, Cajohn’s Liquid Stoopid Hot Sauce has loftier goals: to turn us all into blithering idiots.

As a journalist I’ve always valued intelligence. I spent 18 years and $100,000 on school to escape the gnarly claws of ignorance. Now I’m faced with a sauce that promises a single drop will unravel all my hard work.

They say this stuff could turn Plato into Paris Hilton, and Einstein into Elmer Fudd.  They say that a single drop could render me dumb as a tabloid reporter.

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I Hate Peyton Manning Chili Recipe

I hate to see all of the Peyton Manning commercials… Talk about being over exposed.. Oh well, our buddy Peyton is the SuperBowl again and is probably the best quarterback of all time so I guess we have to give him credit for that. But, I still can’t see him on every commercial break during football season.

That being said here is our I hate Peyton Manning Chili Recipe.


Georgia Peach and Vidalia Onion Hot Sauce Review

Georgia Peach and Vidalia Onion Hot Sauce is incredibly sweet. Georgia peaches and Vidalia onions make up the bulk of the flavor, with the onion kicking up the lead. Red chili puree, jalapeno peppers, and cayenne peppers provide the very minimal warm undertone of the sauce. If you’re looking for something hot enough to blow your mind, you won’t find it here. This is a sauce almost anyone can enjoy, providing they enjoy the taste of peach and onion.

The sauce has an extremely sweet scent and a beautiful red appearance. It pours nicely and has a texture made up primarily of minced onion you can actually bite into. Continue Reading

Dave’s Hurtin’ Jalapeno Hot Sauce Review

Dave’s Gourmet, the maker of Dave’s Hurtin’ Jalapeno, began at the restaurant Burrito Madness with the invention of super hot Dave’s Insanity Sauce.  Soon Dave’s Gourmet was producing sauces that ranged from mild to “insanely hot,” and have since won numerous awards, including eleven from the prestigious National Association for the Specialty Food Trade.

First, the label for Dave’s Hurtin’ Jalapeno: the little red pepper roasting on a beach blanket in the sun gave me a chuckle, and the color scheme on the label was not at all obnoxious or loud.  Continue Reading

Fire Ant Juice Gourmet Hot Sauce Review

Fire Ant Juice is an award-winning hot sauce that combines a number of different chili peppers with a tropical sweetness that results in a sharp, complex flavor delivering strong heat (and two cute little plastic red ants glued to the neck of the bottle).

With the top three ingredients listed being cayenne, jalapeno, and habanero peppers, heat is uncontested. At the same time, these peppers all have very different flavors, just as their Scoville ratings differ. The blending of the three, therefore, requires a deft hand, just as a blended whisky relies on the expert mixing of various single malts, each with a distinctive characteristic that adds to the whole. Continue Reading

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