The Best Foods for Hot Sauce

I wrote this blog post knowing that this question could start some heated debates. However, it's really a question that should be embraced and make us feel fortunate for all the amazing hot sauce and food combinations out there.
I asked our biggest chilehead fans that subscribe to our newsletter, "If you could only have hot sauce with one food for the rest of your life, what food would that be?" Here are some of the most popular answers:
 
Pizza - "Because pizza is enlivened by many types of hot sauce, and it's great fun matching different style/flavor sauces to different styles of pizza. Fruit-based sauce (Captain Mowatt out of Maine makes a great blueberry sauce and a fireberry sauce), chipotle, jalapeno, smoked vs non-smoked -- all work well on pizzas. We have a bucket that holds twelve bottles, and we bring that to the table, full, when we make homemade pizza and watch football. In fact, I'm glad it's soon to be football season - that means pizza will be back on the menu 2 times/week." - MB, Jason     
  Pizza Dough Hot - Free photo on Pixabay    
Anything with Mayonnaise - "Mayonnaise is great on a lot of different foods, and hot sauce makes mayonnaise taste so much better by giving it more flavor and a kick. By putting the hot sauce into mayonnaise you can spread the mayonnaise onto a lot more foods so that you can put it on more than one food. See what I did there?" - Martin
 
Avocado - "I almost went with pizza but gotta give the avocado some love. Nice Louisiana style hot sauces go especially well with avocados."  - Stephen
  
Mexican Street Corn - "My friend made it for me for the first time on July 4th and I ate three and dowsed them with hot sauce. So good!" - Brian
   
Refried beans - "They are the perfect food for my rocket fuel aka hot sauce. The taste goes perfectly with the burn you get from the hot sauce" -Peter
   
Eggs - "Hot Sauce and eggs go perfect together because hot sauce can add such a great flavor and mixes well with both the whites and the yoke. I can't have an omelet without hot sauce on it, because it needs that flavorful kick. Also, a wide range of hot sauces goes well with eggs which are not true for all foods." - Bob & Jennifer
 
Mac & Cheese - This is one hell of a hot sauce creation. There are no rules when it comes to mac & cheese.
  
Soups / Stews - Not your average answer eh? We've got the perfect hot sauce for you. The Golden Pumpkin Craic Hot Sauce is spicy with a solid but not overpowering pumpkin base. Spice up your stews here!
pumpkin soup stew
Fish and/or Fish Tacos - We have plenty of hot sauces that were made for fish, some even have fish on the ingredient list! There is something about flavorful spice on a piece of smoked fish.
Original Datil Sauce
Sausages & Dogs - Obviously we mean hot dogs, guys. And you know that these could all use some flavor to take away from the fatty meats. 
  
Fried Chicken - A creative take on fried chicken! Almost like jumbo chicken wings! Use as a dipping sauce or a just dump all over.
Tom Yum Thai Soup - Tom yum or tom yam is a type of hot and sour Thai soup, usually cooked with shrimp. Thai is known for spice, so try your favorite sauces on some!
Stir-fry - Looking for a way to incorporate your favorite craft hot sauces into a low fat meal? Try them on stir-fry to boost the flavor of your veggies!
Hummus + Grated Cheese + Hot Sauce + Pretzels -  This last one needs some explanation, and I let this multi-food combo slide and make the list because it was a genius finding from my college roommate. Alex explains... "I always thought I was a culinary artist and I'm especially creative after a few drinks. One night I came back to my apartment after a night out in Amherst, and of course, I had the munchies. I looked in the fridge and took out the hummus and pretzels, but my roommate Brian, being the chilehead he is, had some hot sauce so I put that on too. Then I decided to put a layer of grated cheese to top it off. The pretzels dipped in the hummus with hot sauce and grated cheese is the perfect combination of creamy, salty, and crunchy. It's so addictive that before you know it you've gone through your whole tub of hummus in one sitting." - Alex
 
This isn't just a question for our subscribers. Comment below and keep the debate going! Big thanks to all the chilehead followers that contributed!
 
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