Texas Pete was developed in 1929 in North Carolina as a Louisiana style hot sauce. It's made with Cayenne Peppers, Vinegar, Salt, Xanthan Gum and is relatively mild. Tobasco Sauce is made (since 1868 in Louisiana) from a different species of pepper, Capsicum frutescens. It's aged for up to 3 years and is MUCH hotter than TP. I would get a small bottle of each and use them rather than ground cayenne.
And here are the ingredients to the NC fave Texas Pete Chili Sauce for hot dogs and hamburgers.
Water, Soy Grits, Tomato Paste, Spices, Natural Flavor, Sugar, Salt Distilled Vinegar, Caramel Color, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (Salt, Caramel Color, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil), Onion Powder, Xanthan Gum, Garlic Powder, Soy Lecithin. No meat.
post edited by TobaccoRoad - 2014/04/14 17:13:19