Tabasco (registered trade mark) is a hot liquid condiment. The recipe, a mixture of chopped up red chili peppers, vinegar, and salt, was invented in the late 19th century by Edmund McIlhenny near New Orleans. Tabasco sauce would later became world famous, and is now sold in some 165 countries.

Tabasco sauce is found in the supermarkets with sauced and condiments. Besides the original Tabasco sauce made by the McIlhenny Company, and easily identified by its red bottle, there are about a dozen other sauces derived from this product, such as green pepper sauce and teriyaki sauce, available in France.

Tabasco is one of the essential ingredients of steak tartar. It is also commonly used to give Bloody Mary cocktails a kick. This hot sauce combines very well with eggs (eggs Benedict, huevos ranchers, etc.), and can be used to enhance a large number of Tex-Mex and Mexican dishes, such as chili con carne and guacamole.

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