El Machete Handkrafted Chilli Sauces are Mexico-Los Angeles inspired, and range from vinegar-based chilli sauces (hot sauces), hot mustards, hot chilli oils, chilli pastes, pickled chillies, to home-style salsas. Micro-batches are between 25-75 bottles/jars per run; each batch is created with care and attention to quality, flavor, and ingredients: spices are pan-roasted, black pepper is always freshly ground, we use locally grown Christopher Ranch heirloom garlic, sweeten with organic Agave nectar, and season with Kosher or all natural sea salt.
We currently vend our products at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market from 8am-1pm.
Starting November, we’ll be available at a couple of locations in Los Angeles, please sign-up onto our email list
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Insurgente is our most popular and unique sauce. It draws inspiration from Caribbean style ingredients such as fresh carrots, white onion, fire-roasted Orange Habanero chillies. Garlic forward notes is achieved with California grow heirloom garlic and olive oil, and enhanced with fresh oregano and cracked black pepper.
The ingredients produce a deep orange color profile, and the bright flavors are achieved with both white and apple cider vinegar and kosher salt.
Heat level: 6.5 / 10.
Our Rebellious Green, or Verde Rebelde is our signature sauce, and created from fire roasted Jalapeño and Serrano chillies to deliver grassy, tangy, and roasted green chilli notes.
It’s layered with Mexican style spices, freshly cracked black pepper, charred onion, and Christopher Ranch California grown heirloom garlic. This chunky style sauce is brightened with white vinegar, and seasoned with Kosher/natural sea salt.
This signature sauce pairs nicely with ceviche, white fish, clam chowders, soups, roasted pork, guacamole, Mexican style food, white bean salads, and
Heat level: 4 / 10
For those with a slightly sweeter palate, this mildly sweet, yet invigoratingly hot, this sauce is made from orange Habanero chilli peppers, chunks of Mango, all natural pineapple juice, Christopher Ranch California grown heirloom garlic, white and apple cider vinegar, organic Agave nectar, and Kosher/sea salt. This sauce can enhance marinades, dressings, and can be
applied bravely to roasted chicken, grilled fish or shrimp, or spice up a chimichurri for grilled pork.
Heat: 7.5 / 10
Manifesto is the first sauce created by the El Machete brand. This light, semi-sweet BBQ sauce character offers a savory, smoky, and tangy heat achieved by combining smoked Morita chillies, fire roasted Orange Habaneros, and toasted arbol chillies.
It’s further layered with a blend of Mexican style spices, organic Agave nectar, white and apple cider vinegar, and Kosher/natural sea salt. Manifesto adds smokiness to dressings, steak sauces, roasted chicken, cheese sandwiches, pizza, cheeseburgers, and can heat up smoky Mezcal cocktails.
Heat level: 5 / 10.
Currently you can find us at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market off Vine and Sunset, every Sunday from 8AM to 1PM