We had no idea National Hot Sauce Day existed until we agreed to sample Tabanero Hot Sauce. Well why shouldn't there be a National Hot Sauce Day when there is National Pancake Day, National Donut Day and National Pizza Day, all of which have become our favorites as well. Some officially sanctioned by the government and some simply adopted by the masses but all with one common driving factor, a passion for food.
In celebration of National Hot Sauce Day we will be making Buffalo Chicken Dip. We usually use buffalo wing sauce, but we will be using Tabanero.
- 1 (8 oz. pkg.) Cream Cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup Tabanero Hot Sauce
- 1/2 cup bleu cheese or ranch dressing
- 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
- 1/2 cup crumbled bleu cheese or your favorite shredded cheese (optional)
PREHEAT oven to 350°F.
COMBINE all ingredients in a 1-quart baking dish.
BAKE 20 min. or until mixture is heated through; stir. Garnish as desired. Serve with crackers and/or vegetables. We like to eat this with Ritz Crackers.
On January 22nd, National Hot Sauce day sets the stage to heat up kitchens across the country by celebrating the flavorful diverse & ever growing world of hot sauces. This year, Tabañero Hot Sauce celebrates the auspicious holiday encouraging folks to break out of bland and turn up the heat to honor one of the most popular of condiments.
As part of the planned celebrations, Tabañero will be offering a collection of unique online and onsite hot sauce experiences including giveaways (a year's supply of Tabañero Hot Sauce), special anniversary recipes and a "Tabañero Takeover" in Los Angeles. The "Tabañero Takeover" will include a hot sauce "trade in" (where fans can turn in a bottle of their current hot sauce for a bottle of all-natural Tabañero Hot Sauce) as well as onsite giveaways, complimentary Tabañero-inspired foods and cocktails and much more.
"Tabañero Hot Sauce is all about getting rid of the bland whether that bland relates to one's food or one's everyday routine," said Kevin Peake, co-founder of Tabañero Hot Sauce. "National Hot Sauce Day is a great opportunity for us to bring together hot sauce aficionados in celebrating the best of the condiments."
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