Benito’s Spicy Barbecue Sauce

Naranja based barbecue sauce  

I like to make my own barbecue sauce using the following mixture:

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbspn organic paprika
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbspn olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tspn dried crushed habaneros (use cayennes for a tamer sauce)
  • 1 tbspn honey
  • 2 tspn chili powder
  • 1/4 tspn cinnamon
  • 2 tbspn Benito’s Original Naranja

Finely chop, mince, or mash the garlic and saute’ in olive oil in a medium sized pan (on low/medum heat) for about 3 minutes. Add other ingredients. Let the mixture mellow out for about twenty minutes on low/ medium heat. Add the Naranja last and stir repeatedly for a nice blend.  Now you have your sauce, so just use a nice BBQ Brush to apply to meats before, during and after cooking. 

CSIGI CHILI SAUCE- Salubrious Savina


 Ingredients:Vinegar ,Red Savina Habaneros, Roasted Red Peppers, Roma Tomatos,Extra Coarse Sea Salt,Turbinado Sugar, Garlic, Spices, Arrowroot


 Aroma: Immediately, I was hit with the solid punch of fresh chilis. The red peppers,garlic,tomatoes and spices mix perfectly with the aroma of the habaneros to create a very powerful sauce. The sauce has a nice deep red color to it with small bits of spices apparent throughout.

Taste: This sauce has great flavor. It is a rustic vegetable blend with a punch. The distinct ingredients (extra couse sea salt, turbinado sugar) give this sauce a unique flavor that is absolutely sensational. I took a few drops on the tongue before mixing a small amount with some leftover Panang chicken. It was fantastic! 

Heat: Probably an 7 or 8 on a scale of 1 to 10. This sauce will surely make you sweat! It’s not a one drop sauce, but pretty close.

Overall: An excellent sauce that can be used to spice up an entire meal or at your own free will. This sauce has a real homemade flavor and can be rather addictive when taking small doses on pretzels or crackers.

ENJOY! – Ol’ Benito



Greene’s Gourmet of Vermont – Texas Chipotle


Ingredients:Vinegar, Water, Chipotle peppers, Salt, Lime juice, garlic, sugar, and guar gum.

Aroma: It is easy to recognize the scent of blended lime juice and chipotle peppers. This sauce seems as though it will have a smoky vinegar type flavor.

Taste: I used this sauce on a simple homemade quesadilla with dry grilled chicken and some shredded cheddar cheese. It certainly was tasty, the sour smoky sting of the Texas Chipotle went very well with the crunchy shell and melted cheese in the quesadilla.

Heat: This is labeled a medium sauce because the heat is ever present but not overpowering. The medium heat goes quite well with the smokiness of the chipotles. Don’t be mistaken by the powerful chipotle flavor, the heat builds up very fast!

Overall: This is a sauce with versatility. It is great on crackers, with meats, in rice, on burritos. I doubt this bottle will last much longer than a week. I really like the flavor this sauce adds to dry foods like crackers and tortilla chips. It has a solid amount of heat coupled with that southwestern tang that will keep you coming back for more.



Hot Sauce Daily – Review of Benito’s White Hot, Joe’s # 1 Jalapa, and Benito’s Original Naranja

Hot Sauce Review –

Benito’s Naranja –

Jalapa –

White Hot

by Brian.


Benito's Hot SaucesBenito’s Organic Hot Sauces are made with all natural and organic ingredients.

Benito’s Hot Sauce sent us 3 samples of their 5 organic products for review.

  • Joe’s #1 Jalapa – A vibrant organic experience made from fresh jumbo and early jalapenos. It’s a smooth citrus blend.
  • Benito’s Naranja – A 100% organic blend made from cayennes and habaneros. Only for the serious hot sauce enthusiast.
  • Benito’s White Hot – A fresh taste that packs extreme heat!

All of these 3 sauces had a very fresh, natural taste – our first impressions were:

Joe's First Jalapa

Joe’s #1 Jalapa : Fresh taste and heavy on lime (not a bad thing), this jalapeno sauce had more heat than most on the market we’ve tried.
I thought this was one of the *best* jalapeno based green sauces I’ve ever tried.  It was great on our simple nachos we threw together.

ingredients: jalapeno peppers, organic habanero seeds, cubanelle peppers, organic garlic, organic onions, cilantro, organic lime juice, organic distilled white vinegar

Benito's Naranja

Benito’s Naranja : Very light bodied, very thin; this sauce had a lingering, searing heat – a real long “front of the tongue” burn.  Yum!
This sauce had a great flavor, enhanced by the organic cayenne peppers and carrots.

ingredients: organic cayenne peppers, organic habanero peppers, organic onions, organic carrots, organic garlic, organic distilled white vinegar, organic lime juice

Benito's White Hot

Benito’s White Hot : While this was the hottest of the 3 we tasted, it was a thin sauce, with LOTS of heat and burn.  Awesome for sweating and cooling off the head!
Here’s pure heat, to sting your tongue, make you sweat, and kick up your food to a natural, organic heat level to burn your buds.

ingredients: organic habanero peppers, organic onions, organic lime juice, organic distilled white vinegar

These hand-crafted sauces, from all natural organic ingredients will appeal to those that like to know they are eating all-natural products.
While these sauces had plenty of heat, and natural ingredients, we missed the salt and any thickening agents that would make them thicker and bolder.

From Benito’s web site:

“At Benito’s Hot Sauce we use a recipe that ensures a fresh taste in every drop without the use of any preservatives, pesticides, or fertilizers!

All peppers are grown using only sunlight, water, and soil at Central Farms in Caldwell, NJ. During the off season, organic habanero peppers are flown in from the American southwest. All sauces are made with care in small batches.”

Finally, Wifey prefers the Benito’s Naranja, while I prefer the Joe’s #1 Jalapa. And I look forward to trying the Ol’ Bricktucky Cayenne.

Their other 2 sauces that we haven’t tried yet are:

* Meems’ Mango Habanero – A 100% all natural Summer blend with organic ingredients
A sensational blend of sweet and heat, just like the pistol herself
* Ol’ Bricktucky Cayenne A 100% all natural anytime sauce
A rustic cayenne cinnamon blend straight from the Watchung Valley great on everything from slow roasted pork shanks to grilled Tofu…even great with bubbling crab dip (Here’s one I’m looking forward to trying!)

Benito’s also offers a Gift Pack of their 5 sauces.


VT PEPPER- Review of Benito’s Naranja

« Reply #6 on Dec 14, 2008, 5:12pm »

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Benito’s NaranjaIngredients:
Organic cayenne peppers
Organic habanero peppers
Organic onions
Organic carrots
Organic garlic
Organic distilled white vinegar
Organic lime juice(Organic Love)

Ok this sauce well words cannot describe the party in my mouth when I tried this sauce. This sauce was so good I tossed the bottle of my own sauce in the trash so I could focus on this one. The heat level is perfect and this sauce seems to pair well with everything. I have had it on pizza, spaghetti, grilled cheese, taco’s, mac and cheese, and a few others till the bottle went dry 6 days after I got it. The smell of this sauce is beautiful and strangely I find myself opening it just to take a sniff every time I walk by it. The sauce is thin enough to pour out and thick enough to stick to what you poured it on. As silly as it sounds a better sauce I have never had. My hats of to these guys as they make the best sauce I have ever had. I was even lucky enough to have a surprise bag of orange habanero flakes in the box (wish I had asked what they were first) they have a great flavor and the heat level of a M1A2 Abrams tank. Thats were the wished I asked first part came from. I have been sprinkling these on everything even goes great on oatmeal who would have thunked.
Just thought I should add this to the post. Thanks for such a great product.