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Tobasco Popcorn

Updated on May 13, 2015

A Simple, Tasty Sizzle

- Prepare one bag of microwave popcorn per instructions.

- Place in large bowl.

- Then add Tabasco Sauce to taste.

- Toss vigorously.

A pretty simple recipe indeed.

The 1st time I tasted this was at a pub where a friend had challenged me to give it a try. I went through 5 baskets of this savory snack that very night. I was convinced. Now I make my own.

One bag of microwave popcorn, dash on the Tabasco Sauce to taste, and toss thoroughly. I put mine on liberally, to say the least, as a personal preference.

Sauce at your own risk!

To mix it up a bit? I will use one of the other 6 flavors of Tabasco Sauce (Green Pepper, Chipotle, Buffalo, Habanero, Garlic Pepper, Sweet & Spicy) because they all work so well when tossed into a bowl of popcorn.

Any favorite Hot Sauce will do. My favorite cooking hot sauce has a slight Chipotle taste to it and comes in a bottle 5x's larger than the standard small Tabasco bottle. It only costs 69 cents and tastes great on my sodium free, butter free popcorn.

So if you haven't tried it, or know of somebody who would love it? I challenge you to try it, or share this with somebody who you know that would love it.

You just might find it hard to stop eating them. I know that I find it pretty hard to stop eating them.

Any suggestions to better spice up our lives, will always be appreciated.




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      Murphy 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      So I went a bit too far now as I have tried some Wasabi powder and added a bit of sour and saltiness with Parmesan Cheese... Never thought Wasabi and Parmesan Cheese would marry up so will on Popcorn... But oh my!.. It's working for me... ~smiles~

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      Murphy 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Thanks Rolly !,, I'm still freaking out about the Wasabi potential... & yes, the Chipotle hot sauce is fantastic!

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi CM... I get updates from Tabasco.com in email form and they have some great ideas. This was one I loved... I think I will be dipping in all the other brands out there... love the Chipotle

      Rolly in Canada

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      Murphy 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Heck, now I am thinking about Wasabi on my Popcorn... I love how things evolve from simple suggestions. *smiles*

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      Murphy 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Try the Wasabi Almonds !!! They are as good as the popcorn... Just can not get enough of them.. *smiles*... thanks for stopping by livingabroad!

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      livingabroad 5 years ago from Wales, UK

      What a recipe! It's on par with the wasabi flavoured peanuts I recently discovered here in Thailand. They are something to behold, trust me. Up and awesome

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      Murphy 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Take a walk on the wild side spy... *smiles*

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      whew, this is something worth trying!

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      Murphy 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      I must admit that I was wrong to state "my salt free" popcorn.. I had forgotten that once I add the hot sauce, the popcorn is no longer salt-free. Again, sauce at your own risk!

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      Murphy 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Thank you Carol !!!... Tell your husband that I said that he is welcome... *grins*... I'm confident that he will enjoy it...

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Something I never thought of. My husband will thank you as he is a hot saucer...on everything.

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      Murphy 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Thank you Cris !!!,,, I truly appreciate it... & I am sure you will appreciate this savory little treat in exchange for your kind words shared here today.. Again, Thank You!

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Gotta try this interesting and unusual popcorn flavor! I like it hot! Thanks. I'm sharing your hub for fellow hubbers and on Facebook plus voting up. (:

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      LikaMarie 5 years ago

      Something hot, and red, would have to be in there... I'm sure it will be good.

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      Murphy 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Spanish rice, if I remember correctly, has saffron in it... Maybe get a bag of spanish rice and review its ingredients in order to determine the spices used... I guess pretty much any spice that one likes can be used.

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      LikaMarie 5 years ago

      You want to know what's crazy? I've always loved the Spanish rice that gets served in the Mexican restaurants, but not the calorie count of that rice, due to the high starch content. Not all rice is created equal.

      But popcorn done w/o all the junk is very healthy, or at least high in fiber. So, I actually want to see if I can find a "Spanish rice" flavored popcorn... and how do we get this?

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      Murphy 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Popcorn !!! It is not just for butter and salt anymore... Thanks for the suggestions LikaMarie !

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      LikaMarie 5 years ago

      Well, there's hot sauce or chipotle potato chips, I don't see why you can't do this with popcorn, since we have the sweet caramel corn, and then the sweet/salty popcorn.

      I think I will buy a bag of kernels, and then the hot sauce can go right in with the oil, to get that nice coating on it while still popping nice and fluffy w/o anything bogging down the popped corn.

      Thank you for the suggestion. What may be good too, is a pinch of garlic or onion powder, with or without the hot.

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      Murphy 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      You can still make popcorn the old fashioned way.. with oil & kernels.

      I believe it would be worth your effort... If it sounds good? It usually is good... Thanks for stopping by 'tlw' !!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Never heard of this, but I know that the sauce is awesome. I do eat Munchos and hot sauce. Most the chips have enough curve to pour a few drops of sauce on them:) I am down, but I still don't have a microwave. Computer-yes, Microwave-No. Cool article CM! I will try anything once, well, most things:)

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      Murphy 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Thank you for stopping by peeples!!!... I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!! *smiles*

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      Peeples 5 years ago from South Carolina

      Mmmm! Looking forward to trying this. Popcorn smothered in tabasco has to be better for ya than popcorn smothered in butter (good too)!

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      Murphy 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Thank You Pop !!!,,, Thank you very much indeed ! *smiles*

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      I love this idea!

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      Murphy 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Thank you 'La'... Thank you too Denise... Thank you both very much... If it sounds good?... It just may be good.. Only one way to know... Try it out and I am sure you will enjoy it... Because for a Hot Sauce lover?... this is one of the better kept secrets... Again, Enjoy !

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      Denise Mai 5 years ago from Idaho

      Sounds brilliant! I believe a little Tobasco makes everything better. I look forward to trying this soon. Thanks, CM!

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Interesting ...... Never heard of it! Will have to try it..... Thanks for the idea :)

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      Murphy 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Thank you snoblet!!!,, They are like the perfect marriage that nobody wants to talk about... Enjoy !!!

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      Dave Rogers 5 years ago from New York

      Whoa I'm glad I read this hub. I love spice and I love popcorn. For some reason I never thought about 1+1 with this. Need to try that soon. Thanks for the awesome idea.

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      Murphy 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      *smiles* @ Hatter.. You know any favorite Hot Sauce will do.. My favorite cooking hot sauce has a slight Chipotle taste to it and comes in a bottle 5x's larger than than the standard small Tobasco bottle.. It only costs 69cents and tastes great on my salt free, butter free popcorn.. I'm just sayin'..

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      What a wild idea. thanks

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      Murphy 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      *GRINS*

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      Ron Hawkster 5 years ago from United States of America

      That's right, CM. I like my food to pack heat. Say hello to my little friend... Mr Tobasco.!

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      Murphy 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      If you like the 'heat' Ron?.. Turn it up as high as you like! *grins*

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      Ron Hawkster 5 years ago from United States of America

      I know someone who would like it. Me. With the exception of sweetened versions of popcorn I like most other flavors. I'll have to try this.