Three Ways to Cook with Hot Sauce

Three Ways to Cook with Hot Sauce
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Three Ways to Cook with Hot Sauce

Bottled hot sauce is already a favorite condiment to many. These recipes make use of it in new and creative ways.

Deviled Cheese Toasts

"The only thing better than pimiento cheese dip? Melted pimiento cheese dip, laced with chopped pickles for a little zip."--Janet McCracken, deputy food editor

Mix together 8 oz. grated sharp cheddar, 1/4 cup chopped dill pickles, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, and 2 tablespoons chopped pimientos; season with kosher salt and hot sauce. Spread on 4 slices toasted country-style bread and broil until melted, about 4 minutes.

4 servings

Image Credit: Danny Kim


"You'll find me drinking this cocktail--inspired by the best Michelada I ever had, at a dive bar in Austin - all summer long. Lime + salt + hot sauce = perfection."--Alison Roman, assistant food editor

Rub the rim of a pint glass with a lime wedge and dip in kosher salt; fill glass with ice. Add 1-1/2 oz. fresh lime juice, 1 oz. tomato juice, 1/2 oz. fresh orange juice, and 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce; season with hot sauce. Top off with cold Mexican lager and stir to combine.

Makes 1

Image Credit: Danny Kim

Steak with Hot Sauce Butter

"This spicy butter has a built-in garnish; it turns into a sauce as it melts over your steak, leaving the herbs on top for looks and extra flavor."--Brad Leone, test kitchen assistant

Mash 1/2 stick room-temperature unsalted butter with 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro; season with kosher salt and hot sauce. Cover and chill until ready to use. Spoon onto grilled steaks.

4 servings

Image Credit: Danny Kim


We go to code red with three out-of-the-bottle uses for our favorite condiment: hot sauce.

Check out the slideshow above to discover three new ways to use hot sauce!

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