I didn't leave anything out of this recipe even though Brett hates celery. He admits that he couldn't even taste it! Maybe that's the trick to making things taste good. I did substitute red pepper for green pepper because I had some leftover, but that's not a big deal. I also didn't measure the hot sauce. The recipe called for two ounces, but it was only a five ounce bottle! That sounded like way too much hot sauce so I shook until I thought it looked like enough which was way less than two ounces.
It was delicious, but not really a soup, and SPICY SPICY SPICY! This was just below my spicy threshold (thank goodness) so I was able to eat it, but my tongue was on fire all night! We've found another winner to add to our main course rotation, just next time less Tapatio!