Friday, September 12, 2014

Spice Up Your Life with #TexasPete Hot Sauces (& Help Feed America)

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Texas Pete. All opinions are 100% mine.

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As I get older I start to appreciate foods I hated when I was younger. I never liked spaghetti sauce on my pasta; I always preferred the noodles plain with butter. Regardless of the circumstances I would go nowhere near sauerkraut. And finally, I was not big on spicy foods so I'd usually steer clear.
Let's say if the menu was based off a 1 to 5 chili pepper rating, I was a 1. Maybe 2 tops.

Fast forward to the past couple of years. I've actually been experimenting with more spicy recipes and menu options, which makes Texas Pete Hot Sauce perfect for a hot sauce newbie like myself!
About Texas Pete Hot Sauce:

"One taste and you will agree that you can't find a more fresh, flavorful, first-quality product than our Texas Pete® Sauces. We continue to ''make history'' with every batch – starting with critical selection of only the finest quality ingredients and following careful, consistent manufacturing controls to ensure dependable recipe integrity in every product that proudly bears our name!"
Not only does Texas Pete include hot sauces ranging form original to extra hot sauce, they also include wing sauces, chili sauces, cocktail sauces and even a few snacks.

Think of Texas Pete Hot Sauce as not just a condiment but an ingredient that spices up and transforms any everyday meal into something extraordinary!

Speaking of hot and spicy goodness, you can't miss Texas Pete Hot Sauce recipes section on their website! You can find everything from snack and appetizer recipes to a plethora of entrees to even a few dessert recipes.

Speaking of which here is just one of those great recipes to give a try!


Spicy Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salad

(Makes 2 quartz)

I love me a good vinaigrette and that combined with this healthy and spicy roasted corn, black bean, red onion, and roasted red bell pepper salad flavored by CHA! by Texas Pete® will be a perfect snack or meal for anyone who needs to give their diet a little kick!

Salad Ingredients:

• Salad
• 4 cans of corn (drained well)
• 3 Tbsp. olive oil
• 4 cans of black beans (drained well)
• 1/2 a red onion (minced)
• 2 cups roasted red bell pepper (diced)
• 1 bunch Cilantro (fresh, roughly chopped)
• 1 bunch scallions (sliced thin on a bias)
• Salt and pepper to taste

Dressing Ingredients:

• 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
• 1 lemon; juice (fresh squeezed)
• 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
• 1/2 cup olive or vegetable oil for salad dressing
• 4 Tbsp. CHA! by Texas Pete®
• 1 tsp. Cumin
• 1 tsp. Chili powder
• Salt and pepper to taste


Step 1: Turn on the oven broiler. Drain the corn well and place it in a mixing bowl. Toss the corn with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Step 2: Place the corn in an oven-safe dish and place under the broiler for approximately 5 minutes or until the corn has lightly charred. Place the corn in the refrigerator to chill.

Step 3: Once the corn is cold, place it in a large mixing bowl. Add the black beans, minced red onion, roasted red bell peppers, cilantro, and scallions. Combine well.

Step 4: Place all ingredients for the salad dressing into a blender and puree until smooth. Pour the dressing over the corn and black bean salad and mix well.

Step 5: Season the salad with salt and pepper and keep refrigerated until ready to use.

If you're interested in whipping up one of the recipes on their website or are creative and choose to create your own spicy masterpiece, you can find Texas Pete Hot Sauce on their website store locator and have at it.

When you're done don't forget to share your unique recipe on social media including the hashtag #TexasPete!


Texas Pete will also be donating $1 to Feeding America (up to a $5,000 total donation!)  for every social share including the hashtag #TexasPete throughout the campaign.

I've made sharing a tweet easy for you; all you have to do is copy and paste the tweet below and replace the empty space with what YOU want to spice up with Texas Pete Hot Sauce:

"I'd like to spice up my _______ w/ & donate $1 to Feeding America! "


 If you choose to tweet out a message (or share on other social media) make sure to leave a link so I can support you by commenting, liking, retweeting, etc!


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Liz Parker said...

Felissa Hadas said...

What a great recipe. Just shared what I would spice up!

XmasDolly said... I tweeted and retweeted everyone elses too baby girl. I'll retweet mine later too :)

brokenteepee said...

That is a really colorful recipe. I'll bet it tastes really good.

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Katherine Bartlett said...

What a great looking recipe!

Ann Marie DelFab said...

Great recipe!

Cathy Kennedy said...

I love Texas Pete! I use it when I need pepper sauce. I think it has more flavor than Tabasco and nearly as hot. :D