Seasonal Highlighted Recipe

Southwest Avocado Burger


Meet the Southwest Avocado Burger, the ultimate summer delight that brings the vibrant flavors of the Southwest right to your backyard cookout. This burger is a sizzling sensation, featuring juicy, seasoned patties topped with crisp lettuce and tomato, along with a delicious corn salsa. Each bite is a fiesta of taste, with the salsa and a generous spread of your Avocado Ghost sauce, which adds a creamy, spicy twist that ties all the flavors together in perfect harmony.

Perfect for warm, sunny days, this burger is the star of any barbecue or picnic. The combination of spicy notes from the Avocado Ghost and the fresh corn salsa make it an ideal dish for summer evenings, whether you’re grilling by the pool or hosting friends and family for a festive gathering. The vibrant, bold flavors of the Southwest Avocado Burger create a culinary experience that’s as refreshing and exciting as summer itself. Get ready to impress your guests with this mouthwatering masterpiece that’s sure to become a seasonal favorite!

Southwest Avocado Burger

For the patties:

2 lb. ground beef (we used 85/15)
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste

For the corn salsa:

corn from two cobs (we charred them on the grill first)
1/2 cup of chopped red onion
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
3 garlic cloves - minced
salt and pepper to taste

Cheese (we used colby jack)

Steps to create burger:

1. Throw corn on to the grill
2. Combine all burger ingredients into a big bowl
3. Pat them out into patties and sprinkle some additional salt and pepper on top
4. While grill is still hot, throw burgers on to cook
5. Using a knife, cut corn of the cobs into another bowl
6. Combine all other salsa ingredients into bowl with corn
7. After your burger is a nice medium, let rest while you stir the salsa once more
8. Top burger with salsa and a nice helping of Avocado Ghost hot sauce and enjoy!


Poblano Jalapeno
The Poblano Jalapeno may be the mildest sauce that we make at Tennessee Hot Sauce Co., but it's still packed full of flavor. Here is a recipe from The Food Lab at Serious Eats. In this recipe, include 1/2 cup of the sauce in the marinade and you will not regret it!!

Flank Steak Fajitas


Other Poblano Jalapeno pairings:

Tortilla Chips
(Getting the idea yet?)
There are other foods of course, like eggs that are also a wonderful hot sauce vessel
Pineapple Habanero
Pineapple Habanero is the newest sauce in the standard lineup. It was introduced after it was such a successful seasonal flavor. It combines the wonderful medium heat of habanero peppers with charred pineapple and cinnamon to give it such a beautiful balance of flavor, body, and heat. The biggest game changer with the Pineapple Habanero sauce was in chicken and waffles. Here is an amazing recipe of chicken and waffles. To modify it, we include about 1/3 of a bottle of Pineapple Habanero hot sauce with the buttermilk marinade and allow it to sit overnight and up to 24 hours, and also use it as a topping afterwards:
Chicken and Waffles Recipe

Other Pineapple Habanero pairings:

Pizza! (This is Amy's favorite pizza sauce, she would eat the whole bottle if you let her)
Tacos, particularly seafood like fish or shrimp
Grilled meats (it makes an excellent basting sauce while you're cooking)

Garlic Habanero
The Garlic Habanero is packed with garlic (it better be if you're going to name the sauce after it...), and pairs perfectly well with the slight sweetness of the carrots and the habanero peppers. A wonderful recipe that we've found to use the garlic habanero is a creamy mushroom risotto. It's packed with flavor and the garlic and the heat are the perfect compliment

Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto

A shallow white bowl filled with creamy mushroom risotto
Other Garlic Habanero Pairings:

But other than everything:
Pasta dishes
Honey Habanero
Honey Habanero is sweet and spicy, just like you! As such, it's good to pair with some sweet and savory dishes. A perfect example of this is chicken wings. You get some sweetness, and then BAM, there's the habanero heat that we all know and love. 

Perfect Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe | Buffalo Wings Recipe
Other Honey Habanero Pairings:
Grilled chicken
Fish dishes
Fish or shrimp tacos
Stir Fry
Blood Orange Ghost
Blood Orange Ghost is the meatiest sauce in the normal lineup, and as such we tend to pair it up with heavier dishes. One of which is beef stew. Below is a very good, very flavorful beef stew that the Blood Orange goes with perfectly.
All American Beef Stew

All-American beef stew in a white bowl on a wooden table with a grey Dutch oven of stew in the background.
Other Blood Orange Ghost Pairings:
Pork loin
Gumbo (yum!)
Pulled pork sandwiches