Crazy Good Southwest Sweet Heat Sauce and Green Chile Dust

Crazy Good began with two New Mexican style hot sauces – Southwest Sweet Heat Sauce (green), and Red Chile Hot Sauce. Along with their companion Dusts (rubs) of Green Chile Dust and Red Chile Dust, Chef Jim O’Brien has crafted some of the finest bottled “New Mexican” flavors we’ve ever had.

Crazy Good Sauce and Dust

Crazy Good Southwest Sweet Heat Sauce and Green Chile Dust

Our first in a series about Crazy Good sauces, we’re kicking things off with a look at their green chile based products – the Southwest Sweet Heat Sauce, and the Green Chile Dust. They both complement each other in flavor profiles, and each one embodies the earthy New Mexican chile flavor that is so popular in the Southwest region of the US.

Crazy Good Southwest Sweet Heat Sauce and Green Dust

Crazy Good Southwest Sweet Heat Sauce and Green Chile Dust

Crazy Good Southwest Sweet Heat Sauce (green)

Ingredients: Poblano Chile, Jalapeño, Onion, Pineapple, Habanero Chile, Sugar, Salt, Garlic, Water, White Vinegar, Natural Smoke Flavor, Xanthan Gum (Natural Stabilizer).

Crazy Good Southwest Sweet Heat Sauce bottle

Crazy Good Southwest Sweet Heat Sauce bottle

Fresh, roasted, succulent green New Mexican chiles are the only peppers on this Earth that can bring on the flavor we have here. Fiery (in a mild way), tangy and smoky are words to describe it. If you’ve ever had fresh roasted “Hatch New Mexico Green Chiles” you know what I mean. If you’ve not, you are missing out on a very American Southwest flavor profile.

Heat Level: Rated 2.5 out of 5 Stars – A solid 2/5 on our heat scale. Just right for almost everyone.

Crazy Good Southwest Sweet Heat Sauce closeup

Crazy Good Southwest Sweet Heat Sauce closeup

Texture & Appearance: This slightly chunky texture is heaven in a spoon to me. I love the consistency of this sauce. It’s a perfect balance of thick and thin, and it pours easily.

Taste on Food: We first tried this sauce on wings along with the Green Chile Dust (below). They were delicious, although I don’t think wings are a good test for this sauce. This sauce may be better suited to a lighter fare, such as nachos or chicken quesadillas.

Crazy Good Southwest Sweet Heat Green Chile sauce and dust on wings

Crazy Good Southwest Sweet Heat Green Chile sauce and dust on wings

So we cooked up a few chicken quesadillas using the Crazy Good Southwest Sweet Heat Green Chile Sauce and the Crazy Good Green Chile Dust.

Quesadillas with Crazy Good Southwest Sweet Heat and Green Chile Dust

Quesadillas with Crazy Good Southwest Sweet Heat and Green Chile Dust

Crazy Good Green Chile Dust

Ingredients: New Mexican Green Chile Powder, Sea Salt, Spices.

Smoky, sweet and authentic. This truly is a dried version of a freshly-roasted “Hatch New Mexican” style chile. The Sea Salt enhances the flavor of the green chiles as well as the food you sprinkle it on. This is a wonderful green chile spice blend.

Heat Level: Rated 1.5 out of 5 Stars – 1.5/5 Mild, yet tingly heat. Very tame with a slightly spicy background.

Green Dust closeup

Green Dust closeup

Texture & Appearance: Dusty with a very fine grind. Great for shaking onto your foods.

Taste on Food: This dust worked great on the quesadillas mentioned above. This seasoning is a big favorite of Marilyn.
Inspired by Taco Bell’s latest Doritos® shells, we even experimented with making our own taco shells dusted with it. They turned out pretty darn good!

First we gently heated some hard taco shells – this got the oils going, and the shells nice and tacky.

Taco shells dusted with Crazy Good green chile dust

Taco shells dusted with Crazy Good green chile dust

Then we coated the shells with the Crazy Good Green Chile Dust and put them back in the toaster oven to finish heating the shells and “cementing” the Green Chile Dust onto the outsides. The results were almost perfect. For homemade dusted shells, this worked out great, and they had a nice, bright green chile flavor!

Tacos with shells dusted with Crazy Good Green Chile Dust

Tacos with shells dusted with Crazy Good Green Chile Dust

In the interest of full disclosure, these tacos had Crazy Good’s Red Chile Sauce poured onto them. But the spicy green dust on the outside was remarkably good.

Final Thoughts

Overall Rating: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – 5/5 Stars – Our highest rating. Quality, taste and ingredients are all stellar. Both products, the sauce and dust, are among the best of the best.

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Stay tuned for our review of Crazy Good Red Chile Hot Sauce and Red Chile Dust coming up soon.
And Crazy Good’s Shabam! Rustic Red Wing Sauce and Shabam! Rustic Red Hot Sauce.

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Comments

  1. steve chambers says:

    wow i am for sure making those dusted taco shells absolutely love jims line up of products

    • Yea, they worked out pretty well. I think my technique is subject to tweaking tho.
      I’d like to get more of the dust to stick.

      • Timing is very important. Once you remove the product from the deep fryer and shake off the excess grease, liberally season your food and it will stick well. Chicken wings and french fries are amazing with the Green Dust.

  2. Charlie says:

    No doubt, I want to get some after reading your review. Sounds right down my alley. My first introduction to hot sauce was in 1972, sitting in a dirt floored restaurant in Mexico. That experience didn’t go real well, but I eventually learned to love hot sauce, Mexican style. These products sound like a must have.

    • Thanks for the Comment, Charlie!
      Spoiler alert! ALL of Crazy Good’s stuff is delicious, flavorful, and worth every penny. Get one of each, you will not be sorry.

  3. Just ordered a bottle of the green and a jar of the chile dust. I can’t wait to try it out!

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