Thursday, 23 April 2009

Free Hot Sauce & WK Skillet Nachos

Recession is all the rage these days, and in keeping with recession cooking, I've looked at making cheap hot sauce. Several months ago I did a major cleaning of the fridge - I mean everything out, rubbed down, scrubbed, cleaned. One thing that was in the door of the fridge was a huge pile of Taco Bell sauce. It just collects (like ketchup and soy sauce packets). While I am more likely to use the latter two, there was soo much sauce I had to do something.

Well, at some point in my surfing the net, I came across this guy, who found out it takes 35 packets to fill a Taco Bell hot sauce bottle. Hmmm, I'm much more likely to use the sauce if I put it in bottle form. So I set out to do the same.

I had an old bottle (237 ml ) and about 23-24 "HOT" and one packet of "FIRE" sauce. I began to rip the packets and squeeze out all the sauce. It was a lengthy process, but I was impressed with the harvesting results. Oh and the packets have special messages, check them out HERE @ the wing bucket.

It wasn't long until all the packets were empty, and my bottle, wasn't full, but there was a lot of sauce. Ten more packets and I'm sure there would have been a complete bottle, just like the guy.
So I felt like a struggling student making this ghetto bottle of hot sauce. And it wasn't just about being cheap, it was actually using up something on hand. So what am I going to do with a half bottle of Taco Bell Sauce?

  • ground beef
  • red onion
  • jalapeno x2
  • taco seasoning/chili powder
  • S&P
  • water
  • cheese
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • Taco Bell Sauce


(I also added some Taco Bell Sauce into the mixture. . .)

Man, taco nachos. Good. Chemical, processed. Good.
It was an indulgence that really hit the spot. Warm chips scooping up taco goodness with cheese and sour cream, so good. Made for great leftovers too.

What Would I Do Differently Next Time? Minor adjustments. Could have popped the skillet into the oven to melt the cheese. Could have bumped up the spice level. But overall, it was dang good. Not something I want all the time, but it was spicy (spices not heat) treat.


Teena in Toronto said...

That sounds way too tasty! And so not healthy :)

Chris said...

Dude, pass me a beer and a plate.

MindGrinder said...