Over at our house, we love popcorn! I love taking out our popcorn maker and popping up a batch of fresh popcorn for movie nights! Since getting it a couple years ago, I just can’t eat microwave popcorn because the taste is so much different. Another thing we love, well, I should say another thing my husband loves is hot sauce! I am always trying to think up ways to try new hot sauces and incorporate their flavors into our meals. My husband is a big fan of El Yucateco Hot Sauce, and actually inspired me to come up with this spicy and sweet kettle corn recipe. I love the sweet taste of kettle corn, and he loves the hot spice of hot sauce, so I thought mixing the 2 would prove delicious…and I was right!
This recipe is so easy, too, and only takes a few minutes to whip up. If you don’t have a popcorn popper, you can use a pot over the stovetop just as easily! See below for the full/printable recipe!
- 1 TBS coconut oil (or other oil such as canola or vegetable) for popcorn popper or 1/4 cup vegetable oil for stock pot
- 1 TBS sugar
- 1/2 cup popcorn kernals, un-popped
- 2 tsp El Yucateco Red Chili Habanero Hot Sauce
- 1 TBS butter, melted
- salt to taste
- 1. In a popcorn popper (one that uses oil, not an air popper) add oil (1 TBS). Then add sugar and let mix around in the oil for a few seconds. Then add the popcorn and put the lid on top. Let the popcorn pop until finished, unplug machine and set popcorn aside.
- 1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Place 3 kernals into the pot and wait for them to pop. Once they pop, add the sugar and popcorn. Cover, and shake the pot constantly to keep the sugar from burning. Once the popping has slowed to once every 2 to 3 seconds, remove the pot from the heat and continue to shake for a few minutes until the popping has stopped. Pour into a large bowl and set aside.
- 2. Take 1 TBS melted butter and add the 2 tsp of El Yucateco Red Chili Habanero Hot Sauce to it. Stir with fork to combine. Drizzle butter sauce over popcorn, shake or toss to coat, and let cool for 2 minutes. Add salt to taste and then shake or toss to coat popcorn.
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