TABASCO® & Food Nothing Else Gives So Many Foods So Much Flavor.

Since 1868, the McIlhenny family has been handcrafting sauces that enliven the flavor of food. That’s a five-generation legacy of deliciousness.

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Quick, Easy Chile Flavor
the Whole Familia Will Love

It’s no surprise – our Original Red Sauce made with aged chiles rojos is a perfect complement to
Mexican food. And it makes cooking easier because you won’t need to prepare fresh or dried chiles.
From pico de gallo to tostadas de pollo, Original Red livens up food – at home or in your favorite restaurant.
Ask for TABASCO® Original Red by name & buy it where you shop!

Peppers are harvested when they match the red of “le petit bâton rouge,” then mashed and aged in oak barrels, and finally bottled as TABASCO® Sauce.

Simple Ingredients.

Aged-chile flavor.

Ever look at the ingredient list on a hot sauce bottle and wonder – what is that?
¡Nunca más! Not with our Original Red. With just 3 ingredients and the deep, rich flavor we get by aging our chiles for up to 3 years, our time-honored sauce recipe is an essential for your kitchen and your family table.

De nuestra familia a la suya
from our family to yours!

Clipping from historic pepper sauce recipe

Original Red Sauce has been our most precious recipe since 1868. For five generations, our family has made this sauce right here on Avery Island, Louisiana, in essentially the same way. We hand-pick the chiles at just the right point of ripeness and age the mash in oak barrels for up to 3 years. This distinctive, aged-chile flavor makes our Original Red the perfect ingredient in your most treasured family recetas.

Handcrafted, from start to finish.

Making our Original Red sauce is like cooking from scratch – ¡se puede saborear la diferencia! What goes into our Original Red is simple – aged red chiles, vinegar and salt – but our time-honored method of making it is unmatched. First, our hand-picked chiles are aged to perfection. Then a family member inspects the resulting chile mash before making the final sauce, which is also tested rigorously for quality and consistency.

La auténtica cocina mexicana
made easy!

TABASCO® & Lime Ceviche made with TABASCO® brand Original Red Sauce

Use our Original Red Sauce to get the aged-chile heat and flavor that’s essential in your traditional family dishes without having to prepare fresh or dried chiles. Original Red is concentrated (no, water is not the first ingredient!) so a little goes a long way – a great value for your money.

Put Original Red Sauce on the table for those who love to sprinkle it on, and shake it in when you’re cooking your favorite recetas to add layers of heat and flavor.

TABASCO® is easy to find!

No need to search for our Original Red Sauce – it’s most likely in the stores where you shop. If you don’t see it, ask for TABASCO® Original Red; it might be in the condiment section.

Find TABASCO® Original Red in Gardenas, Smart & Final, El Super, Superior Grocers, 99 Ranch (Tawa), and Bristol Farms grocery stores.

Find our Original Red Sauce in these stores:
Superior Grocers, Gelson’s, El Super, Vallarta, Northgate Markets, Pro And Sons, 99 Ranch (Tawa), Jons, Super King, Seafood City, KV Mart / Top Valu, Cardenas Markets, Bristol Farms, Super A Foods and Smart & Final. (Use our Store Locator to find more stores that carry TABASCO®.)

Avocado, lime, and TABASCO® brand Original Red Sauce are essential ingredients in your favorite Mexican foods.

Just Like
Avocado or Lime,

Make Original Red an essential in your favorite foods – and drinks!

Can you imagine a kitchen or pantry without the basics – lima, cilantro, crema, queso, caldo de pollo? Our Original Red Sauce is also an essential – a quick & easy way to bring aged-chile flavor and heat to most any food or drink. Substitute Original Red for any other chile ingredient!

Gallon Jug of TABASCO® brand Original Red Sauce

Stock up on TABASCO®

You can even buy it by the gallon! Use Original Red as a shortcut when making everyday dishes. Add it to guacamole and pico de gallo, and if you don’t have time to make salsa, sprinkle it on eggs, grilled meats, tacos, tostadas – whatever!

Drinks – y cócteles también

Michelada made with TABASCO® brand Original Red Sauce

From breakfast juice to evening cocktails, TABASCO® Original Red adds delicious chile flavor to drinks. Spice up fruit or vegetable juice and shake some into Bloody Marys or Tequila Marys. Making Micheladas? Start with a dash of TABASCO® and a squeeze of lime. For Sangrita, add a few drops to your tomato juice, onion, orange juice, lime juice and salt. And shake some Original Red on an orange slice to accompany your favorite mezcal. ¡Que sabroso!

Tropical Fruit Salsa made with TABASCO® brand Original Red Sauce

Snack healthy

Our zero-calorie, low-sodium Original Red Sauce can spice up healthy snacks. Sprinkle it on sticks of jicama, cucumber or carrots with a squeeze of lime. Or shake it onto mixed nuts. TABASCO® adds tangy chile flavor to fresh tropical fruits: papaya, pineapple, mango and coconut – and apples and pears, too. Also, skip the butter on your popcorn – just sprinkle on some TABASCO®.

La auténtica cocina mexicana
made easy!

Shake in the aged-chile flavor of TABASCO® Original Red when preparing your favorite traditional dishes. Boil a pot of frijoles and add it to the water along with a quartered onion, 2 cloves of garlic and a sprig of epazote – and shake it in after cooking, to taste. When making arroz a la mexicana or red rice, stir TABASCO® into the water to liven up the flavor and give depth to a simple dish. And always use it in your caldo de pollo or when making vegetable or chicken soups.

Quick Tips

  • Enhance crema or sour cream for tostadas, enchiladas, chilaquiles, etc. Mix in a tablespoon of TABASCO®.
  • Stir TABASCO® into eggs before scrambling or splash it on omelets or huevos rancheros for an extra kick.
  • Blend 2 teaspoons of TABASCO® with a cup of mayonnaise or ketchup for a quick & fiery sandwich spread.
  • Quick & easy guacamole: Blend 3 avocados with 1/4 cup chopped onion, a chopped Roma tomato, a tablespoon of chopped cilantro and 2 teaspoons of TABASCO®.
  • Add a few dashes of TABASCO® to your favorite guisado or stew recipes. Let it simmer with the other ingredients.
  • Fish fry? Make it picante with a few shakes of TABASCO®. Finish with a squeeze of lime.
  • Toss a few drops of TABASCO® with mixed tropical fruit and a squeeze of lime for a lively salsa de frutas.
  • Shake some TABASCO® into melted butter to brush on corn or for a seafood dipping sauce.
  • A low-fat munchie: Mix 2 teaspoons of TABASCO® with 2 tablespoons of tequila and the juice from one lime. Toss with 2 cups of jicama sticks.
  • Stir a few drops of TABASCO® into your favorite shrimp or seafood cocktail recipe.
  • Add TABASCO® to your favorite adobos and meat rubs.
  • Sprinkle TABASCO® in a bag of corn or potato chips to liven them up.