When you’re in a pinch, one or two spoonfuls of Tabasco sauce will usually give a bowl of chili the flavor it needs. But even Tabasco can’t revive the blandest of chili concoctions. For chili with a kick of flavor, you’ll need something like Gran Luchito Smoked Chili Paste, crafted south of the border in Mexico.
Gran Luchito, which means “Great Little Fighter”, is made from carefully selected, locally-grown Pasilla Oaxaca chili that is smoked and then ground with caramelized onions, balsamic vinegar, and agave syrup.
If a hot pot of chili isn’t your bag, this smoked chili paste also goes well with cream cheese, noodles, barbecue, and chicken or as a steak rub. Gran Luchito’s spicy collection also includes a Chili Mayo, a Chili Ketchup, and Chili Honey.Purchase