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Tejas Tears Hot Sauce: Habanero Chile Sauce

Tejas Tears Hot Sauce
Tejas Tears Hot Sauce
Tejas Tears Hot Sauce


Maker: Sgt. Peppers (no website found)
P.O. Box 49565
Austin, TX 78765
Cost: $4.90 from Horton Hot Sauce Online
Ingredients: Habanero Chiles, Carrots, Onions, Water, Vinegar, Lime Juice, Garlic, and Canola Oil
Heat Level:





Total Score
3/ 5

User Rating
1 total rating



Good strong heat - habanero all the way


Very thin - pours out like water

Posted July 27, 2012 by

It’s Friday – and in my world, that means breakfast tacos. I usually stop and grab anywhere from 20-30 breakfast tacos for the office to enjoy and this Friday was no different. I also make sure to try & stop at different taco places each time in order to try a variety of tacos and spread the taco love. Plus, I get breakfast tacos (ulterior motive much?).

Tejas Tears Hot Sauce on Tacos

For today’s taco selection I picked up:

  • Potato & Egg
  • Loco = Chorizo, Egg, Bean & Cheese
  • Bacon & Egg
  • Chilaquiles & Egg
  • Chorizo & Egg

And I decided to test out the Chroizo & Chilaquiles tacos – so I opened up the bottle of Tejas Tears hot sauce. BTW – I’m not sure where I got this bottle from. It’s one that was sitting in the cupboard for a while,  but I’m pretty sure I bought it from Central Market here in Houston.

Tejas Tears Hot Sauce on Tacos

Tejas Tears Hot Sauce on Tacos

As you can see – the Tejas Tears hot sauce is very thin – it poured out like water onto the taco. It smells exactly like habaneros & vinegar – a bright fruity scent followed by a smack to your olfactory senses from the vinegar. I poured it generously onto the Chilaquiles taco and dug in. For those of you that don’t know what Chilaquiles is – it’s a dish made of fried tortillas, cheese and salsa – in most cases eaten for breakfast or brunch.

Much like the punch that this sauce delivers to your nose – it will smack your taste buds awake with a sharp hit of habanero and vinegar. It’s not overpowering – almost wasabi like – with the quick hit that wakes you up and makes you pay attention. But the heat fades pretty quickly, so I would classify this as a mild hot sauce – because the heat doesn’t linger around and make you regret what you just ate.

Overall, it’s a good sauce – I would recommend using it in soups for that thin consistency and heat level – you won’t be left with a bowl of regret. But I think I’ll be trying a different hot sauce on my tacos next week – this wasn’t bad, but not memorable enough for me to keep using on my beloved breakfast tacos.

Nick Lindauer

The Original Hot Sauce Blog


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