Three Natural Ingredients. A Five-Generation Labor of Love.

TABASCO® brand Original Red Sauce owes much of its unique, pungent flavor to the handcrafted way it’s been made for over 140 years. Equally important is the heart of the one family who created this world-famous sauce as a labor of love.

In 1868, Edmund McIlhenny mixed up his own personal pepper sauce recipe with three natural ingredients: fully aged red peppers, salt from Avery Island, Louisiana, and high-quality, distilled vinegar. Decades of competing recipes have only confirmed that the flavor of McIlhenny’s recipe could not be surpassed, and today TABASCO® Original Red Sauce is still made in essentially the same way.

Our most versatile sauce.

Why has TABASCO® Sauce become so popular the world over? It’s simple: put it on any food you like, and it’ll make you like it even more! Because TABASCO® Sauce brings out a food’s flavor while adding a peppery punch of its own. Splash it on everything from Mexican food to Italian, seafood to sandwich spreads, Eggs Benedict to Bloody Marys!

Ideas

Here’s a secret to the success of TABASCO® Sauce: instead of overpowering food’s flavors, it enhances them. Use it on anything you like!

  • Substitute a teaspoon of TABASCO® Sauce for black pepper when making Hollandaise sauce for Eggs Benedict.
  • Add one teaspoon per 2-3 eggs to water or milk when you’re scrambling them.
  • Like your eggs fried? Enhance their flavor by shaking on a few drops of TABASCO® Sauce.
  • Generously splash TABASCO® Sauce on toasted bagels with cream cheese, and your generosity will be rewarded with flavor.
  • For a veggie dip: in a small bowl, stir together 1 cup mayo, 1 tablespoon ketchup and 1 teaspoon TABASCO® Sauce.
  • TABASCO® Sauce is simpatico with all Mexican dishes. Sprinkle it on nachos, tacos, chili, tostadas, enchiladas and burritos.
  • TABASCO® Sauce adds pizzazz to any kind of pizza. Just splash some on your favorite pie.
  • Give prepared pasta sauces a tasty finishing touch: stir in 1/2 teaspoon or more of TABASCO® Sauce when heating.
  • Hold the salt and pepper: TABASCO® Sauce instantly brings hash browns and home fries to life.
  • A few drops of TABASCO® Sauce make a BLT rate an A+ and also spice up cheese, chicken, turkey and roast beef sandwiches.
  • Mix it with mayo, ranch dressing or your favorite sandwich spread to give it that extra kick.
  • Splash TABASCO® Sauce on after sautéing or broiling halibut, redfish, sole, salmon, swordfish or tuna. Or just sprinkle it on fish and chips.
  • Mac and cheese is even more comforting with our sauce.
  • Like TABASCO® Sauce, gumbo and jambalaya originated in southern Louisiana, so our sauce naturally brings out their best.
  • Stir it into melted butter and brush on toasted bread, grilled meat or steamed vegetables.
  • TABASCO® Sauce has been adding just the right spice to Bloody Marys ever since the drink was introduced in the United States back in 1934!
  • In chili recipes, consider it to be chili powder’s sidekick—and we do mean kick!

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  • Name: Ryan Evan Ramos
    Date: June 24th, 2015
    Tabasco pepper sauce is my hero its the best hot sauce i have ever tasted.I use Tabasco on most of my meals.
  • Name: John D Earhart
    Date: June 24th, 2015
    I must offer praise for your Family Reserve Pepper Sauce. I have been a life-long lover of Tabasco and put it on just about everything I eat but peanut butter. When I first tried the Family Reserve I was hooked. MY wife cuts corn off the cob and cooks six ears with a half to 3/4 stick of butter with salt and pepper. Put Family Reserve of that and I'm in heaven. I think I'd chose it over homemade ice cream. Thanks for making it and making it available.
  • Name: Dale Schaefer
    Date: June 23rd, 2015
    Tabasco almost killed me! I am a hot sauce fanatic...years ago I picked up a bottle of Tabasco & splashed it into my mouth. The sauce hit the opening of my wind pipe & it completely closed shut. I could get air in, but I couldn't get it out...there I stood in this predicament..oddly, I began to chuckle...the thought went through my mind..."I would love the read the obituary!"...within a minute or so, the muscles in my throat began to relax & I could breathe. Tabasco may have almost killed me, BUT what a way to go!!!
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