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Ancho Mama’s Hot Sauce That’s Not Hot!

Ancho Mama's Hot Sauce
Ancho Mama's Hot Sauce
Ancho Mama's Hot Sauce


Maker: Sgt. Peppers (no website found)
P.O. Box 49565
Austin, TX 78765
Cost: $5.00 from Tears of Joy
Ingredients: Water, crushed tomatoes, onion, cider vinegar, ancho chile, aged balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, black pepper, cumin, New Mexican chile, Mexican oregano, salt, canola oil.
Heat Level:





Total Score
3/ 5

User Rating
2 total ratings



Very tasty - you can finish the bottle in one sitting


No heat

Posted July 18, 2012 by

All hat and no cattle is a phrase you hear in Texas – and that’s what this “hot sauce” is. It’s all flavor and no heat. But, it proudly declares the fact that it’s not hot on the label, so you can’t knock it too hard. Made from ancho chiles (dried poblanos), this sauce smells and looks like a steak sauce. If I had a steak to try this on, I would have. But instead, I have the mother in-law’s meatloaf. This meatloaf is far from the “Nut Loaf” of years past – my mother inlaw makes hers with veal, pork and beef. It’s no joke.

Ancho Mama's Hot Sauce

Ancho Mama’s Hot Sauce on Meatloaf


So since it was a weeknight – I sliced off a piece within 5 minutes of getting home, warmed it up and slathered some Ancho Mama’s on it and went to town.

Ancho Mama's Hot Sauce

Ancho Mama’s Hot Sauce – Close Up

Despite being made with dried chiles, this sauce doesn’t have the after taste that most re-hydrated sauces have. Some reviews have mentioned that this sauce has a raisin like taste – but I beg to differ. This isn’t a sweet and doesn’t have a fruity taste – it’s decidedly earth and savory. If I had time to cook during the week, I would have mixed this in as a base for a sauce/soup or even as a marinade. It’s a great sauce to put on leftovers like I did, but I’m positive it will shine as an ingredient within a dish – this is one of those sauces that can cross from a topping and into cooking – and enhance your dish in different ways each time.

I would definitely buy this sauce again – in fact, I think I’ll store this bottle at the office and get another for home. You never know when you need a quick go to sauce for a boring lunch or when you need a flavor enhancer for a home crafted meal.

Nick Lindauer

The Original Hot Sauce Blog

One Comment

    Anna Gee

    I would like to buy some. I live in San Francisco so how can I get it online.

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