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TP's Mexican Hamburger Sauce

Subject: Looking for TP drive-in papa Mexican sauce recipe
From: Greg
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Date: 1/7/2023, 10:12 AM

On 1/7/2023 9:25 AM, greg wrote:

I’m looking for the recipe for the TP drive-in papa Mexican sauce.  
They used this sauce on their hotdogs and on their burgers. 
It was great!  Just hot enough, IMO.

TP drive-in in Herkimer NY survived all the fast food that came into 
Herkimer, McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, Arby’s, Taco Bell.  They were 
always packed, however, when the owner got into a little bit of 
“legal” trouble, they closed.

I’d love to find this age old recipe.


Hi Greg,

Sorry, I had no success with this. I found a few mentions of TP's in Herkimer, and a couple of mentions of TP's Mexican Hot Hamburgers, but nothing resembling a recipe that mentioned TP's at all. There are a couple of "Mexican hot hamburgers" recipes on the web, but they don't mention TP's or New York and they are made by mixing spices with the hamburger meat, not by dressing them with a salsa. There were a couple of requests on message boards for TP's Mexican Sauce recipe, but they had not gotten any responses.

I'll post this for reader input.


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