Rio Fuego Very Hot Sauce

MADE BY RANCHO GORDO IN NAPA, CALIFORNIA

REAL SIMPLE SAYS...

This sauce is spicy yes, but it’s addictive too — put it on rice, tacos, veggies, and more. Pumpkin seeds and vinegar help keep the heat at bay.


MOUTH SAYS...

The Rio Fuego packs heat from Arbol chili powder, a chili that's on the higher end of the heat spectrum. But while some hot sauces are all heat and no substance, Rancho Gordo instead adds in a rush of bright fruitiness from dashes of vinegar and a taming nuttiness from pumpkin seeds. If you think you can't take the heat, just try a taste. The depth of Rio Fuego will make you come back for more.

You may be familiar with Rancho Gordo and their dedication to heirloom beans sourced with great care from the New World, but this Napa Valley hot sauce makes us eager to douse almost everything we eat, whether it's a biscuit in the morning, fried rice at dinner or any little snack we sneak in between.

tip of the tongue

Break this sauce out on taco night and everyone will be that much happier. 

  • $8.25 for a 5 oz bottle