Hungarian wax pepper

Hungarian Wax Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are Hungarian wax peppers? It may look like a mild banana pepper, but really the Hungarian wax pepper (a.k.a. hot wax pepper or the hot yellow pepper) has a lot more bite. In terms of spiciness, it’s a medium-heat pepper (5,000 to 10,000 Scoville …

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Chile de arbol

Chile De Arbol Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are chile de àrbol? Chile de arbol (a.ka. chile de àrbol, bird’s beak chile, or rat’s tail chile) may not be as popular as its close cousin cayenne pepper, but this slim chili will surprise you with its versatility. In fact, it’s one of our …

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Chili And Rosemary Bread Balls

These chili and rosemary bread balls are a delicious alternative to bread rolls, and perfect as a side for pasta, soups, and red meats. The heat comes from serrano pepper in this recipe (medium-heat, 10,000 to 23,000 Scoville heat units), but you could opt to …

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Extra-spicy sweet chili sauce

Extra-Spicy Sweet Chili Sauce

Sweet chili sauce is always a spicy food fan favorite. Even kids get into the flavor, that pairing of sweet and a little heat tickling the tongue. But this recipe is for the more hardcore extreme eaters out there. This is an extra-spicy sweet chili …

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Spicy Pork Stew

Spicy Pork Stew

Rich, fiery, and meaty, this spicy pork stew is 100% a soup that eats like a meal. It’s chock full of onions, peppers, beans, peas, and of course pork. Lots of pork. And best of all, outside of a little initial stirring, this is a …

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Hottest peppers in the world - Carolina Reaper

The Hottest Peppers In The World (Updated for 2022)

The title of “hottest pepper in the world” is something that’s challenged more often than you may expect. Every year, farmers and other hot pepper cultivators find new ways to hybridize chilies and utilize their environment (soil, water, sunlight) to create peppers that will combat …

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Pequin pepper

Pequin Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are pequin peppers? The pequin pepper may be small, but its upper-medium heat (40,000 to 60,000 Scoville heat units) and smoky, fruity flavor go a long way. It shares many similarities with its cousin the chiltepin, and they are often confused as the same …

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Chiltepin pepper

Chiltepin Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are chiltepin peppers? You may be surprised to learn that the chiltepin is actually a pepper native to the United States. In fact, it’s the only one, making it known to many above the border as “the mother of all peppers”. The chiltepin pepper …

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dragons breath pepper

Dragon’s Breath Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are Dragon’s Breath peppers? There are super-hot peppers, then there are super-hot, mind blowing, out of this world peppers. The Dragon’s Breath pepper is arguably now the king of the latter. With a reported peak heat of 2.48 million Scoville heat units, the Dragon’s …

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Fresno Pepper

Fresno Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are Fresno peppers? It looks like a jalapeño and even tastes like a jalapeño, but the Fresno pepper has a few tricks up its sleeve that makes it a very popular chili in its own right. It delivers a slightly spicier medium heat (2,500 …

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