Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches with Red Vinegar Sauce + El Yucateco Sweepstakes

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Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches with Red Vinegar Sauce

This summer we’ve been making the most of our grill and smoker!  One of my family’s favorite summertime cook out foods is pulled pork sandwiches. The secret to our delicious pulled pork is a yummy red vinegar sauce that we make using El Yucateco® sauces.  Today I’m sharing a special sweepstakes from our friends at El Yucateco®, and I’m going to show you how we make the secret sauce, and I’ll also tell you about our method for cooking and serving up our delicious pork sandwiches. [Read more…]

Grilled Barbecue Chicken and $1000 Deluxe Grilling Giveaway from El Yucateco

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Chipotle Chicken

With the hot summer weather, comes summer grilling!  Like many households, here at Simply Sweet Home, my husband is the Grill King!  Not only does he do a great job of cooking up meats to perfection, but he is also a master when it comes to creating custom sauces and marinades.

Just like our Southern summers, when it comes to sauces, we like it hot!  Over the weekend my hubby grilled up some delicious chicken, featuring a hot, bold, and savory sauce that doubles as both a marinade and a dipping sauce for entrees and appetizers!

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Texas Pete® Red Velvet Cones and Helping Feeding America with a Tweet or Share

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We use hot sauce almost daily at our house.  The guys love eating a little Texas Pete Hot Sauce with sandwich meat, cheese, and crackers, and I love using it to add a little spice to my cooking.

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Ordinarily I use it to add flavor to chicken and other meats we’re baking or grilling, and I also enjoy using it for dips, appetizers, and casseroles.  Since my boys love hot sauce so much, I’ve been looking for new Texas Pete Hot Sauce recipes, and I’ve been most intrigued by a certain dessert recipe that I found.

“Dessert?” you ask.  Yes, you read it right.  Dessert!

In particular, I am referring to this recipe.  Take a look.


Texas Pete® Red Velvet Cones


YIELD: 48 cake cones

PORTION: 1 cake cone


Cake Batter

5 cups All purpose flour

3 cups Granulated sugar

1 Tbsp Baking soda

2 tsp Salt, fine

2 tsp Cocoa powder

3 cups Vegetable oil

2 cups Buttermilk, room temperature

4 Large eggs, room temperature

3 Tbsp Red food coloring

2 Tbsp Texas Pete® Original Hot Sauce

2 tsp Vanilla Extract

48 Ice cream cones, small, flat bottomed

Cream cheese Icing

36 oz. Cream cheese, softened, whipped

1 stick Unsalted butter, softened, whipped

2 cups Powdered sugar

1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

2 tsp Texas Pete® Hotter Hot Sauce

Piping bag with small decorative tip

Shaker, Powdered sugar, for garnish


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. In another large bowl, whisk together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, Texas Pete® Hot Sauce and vanilla.

3. Using a standing mixer, mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined and a smooth batter is formed.

4. Carefully spoon the batter into the ice cream cones filling them 2/3 of the way up to give them room for rising in the oven. Arrange the cones on a parchment-lined sheet tray standing up and place them into the oven to bake at 350 degrees for approximately 15-20 minutes or until they have fully risen and a tooth pick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

5. Remove the cakes from the oven and let cool completely.

6. While the cakes are in the oven, prepare the spicy cream cheese frosting.

7. Place the softened cream cheese and the softened butter into a medium size mixing bowl and whisk together until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and continue to whisk until the mixture is smooth. Add the vanilla extract and the Texas Pete® Hotter Hot Sauce and whisk one more minute. You may add more powdered sugar or Texas Pete® Hotter Hot Sauce so that the icing is to your liking.

8. Place the spicy cream cheese frosting into a piping bag with a small decorative tip.

9. Using the tip of the piping bag, carefully puncture a small hole into the center of the top of the red velvet cake and pipe approximately 2-3 tablespoons of the spice cream cheese into the center of the cake allowing some of the cream cheese to come out of the top for decoration. Continue until all the red velvet cake cones are filled. Use any extra cream cheese icing to frost the tops of the cones.

10. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.

Doesn’t that sound great?  As someone who likes a little spice and also loves dessert, I am very intrigued by this combination!

If you want to try this recipe to, you can find Texas Pete Hot Sauce in your local grocery store.  Look for it with the condiments and sauces.

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And you can also share your own blog posts, featuring Texas Pete Hot Sauce.  Just share them on your social media using the hashtag #TexasPete, and you’ll help donate $1 to Feeding America.

What do you like to make with Texas Pete® hot sauce?


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