Meals

Cajun meatloaf

Cajun Meatloaf

Cajun comfort food…

Looking for a comfort food recipe that has something to say in the spice department? Meet Cajun meatloaf. This Southern-inspired recipe is plenty filling with a delicious Cajun bite.

The oomph behind this meatloaf are three Southern staples: Cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, and Tabasco sauce. It’s not overkill in terms of spiciness here – most in the family can enjoy this dish even if they aren’t normally fans of spicy food. Really, Cajun cuisine is all about the flavorful spices, not just the spiciness. Though, if you prefer some extra heat, feel free to go heavy-handed on the cayenne. An extra half teaspoon (or more to your taste) brings some extra edge for those more die-hard spicy food fans. Or try adding a touch of cayenne to the honey ketchup that tops the meatloaf. 

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Korean Meatballs

Spicy Korean Meatballs

Fiery gochujang stars… Korean meatballs are full of exotic flavors – ginger and sesame oil provide a delicious Asian flair. But the true star of these meatballs is gochujang. This miso-based Korean chili paste provides both an earthy and pungent … Read more

spicy chana masala

Spicy Chana Masala

Chickpeas with attitude…

Cayenne pepper brings the sizzle to this chana masala recipe. This chickpea-based Indian favorite is delicious served simply with naan bread or try it atop rice or couscous to make more of a meal of it. It’s a perfect side dish for Indian meals, especially if you’re looking for something that’s not breaded and fried.

There’s an exotic mix of spices here beyond fiery cayenne and chili powder, including garam masala, amchoor powder (also known as mango powder), ginger, and turmeric. It’s a bold turn for chickpeas, so feel free to adjust the spice proportions of each to your liking.

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spicy chicken burrito bowl

Spicy Chicken Burrito Bowl

A fun replacement for taco night…

Taco nights are fun not only because tacos are fun to eat, they’re also fun to put together to your exact likes. Want a meatier taco? One with extra salsa? The choices are all yours. That’s why we love the DIY plating of a spicy chicken burrito bowl. It’s as meaty, as saucy, or as spicy as you’d like to make it. And it’s plenty filling as a meal, even without any tortilla on the docket.

This spicy chicken burrito bowl recipe is a total “dealer’s choice” meal when it comes to overall spiciness. Jalapeño peppers are the primary heat source here, and they are diced and to the side. So friends and family that’d rather less spice in their chicken burrito bowl can opt to go without. There’s only a minor spiciness on the chicken due to the paprika. Think of it as more of a warmth than any discernible heat.

If tacos and burritos are your thing, check out some of our other options in our spicy recipe index. Our chipotle shredded beef tacos are smoky, fiery, and just plain delicious. Or, for something lighter our fiery fish tacos are an excellent alternative.

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