Meat

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 sloppy joes

Spicy Sloppy Joes

Your favorite messy meal with plenty of spice…

Get your sloppy game on with this traditional favorite gone plenty spicy. This spicy sloppy joes recipe features both jalapeño pepper and Tabasco sauce to kick the norm up a few notches. It’s a great memorable meal for spicy food fans on game day or family night.

For something a little different, try the sloppy joe ground beef with pasta instead of hamburger buns. We like it paired with penne pasta.

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Spicy Pulled Pork

Spicy Pulled Pork

A plateful of BBQ yum…

Now here’s one of the best reasons in the world for owning a slow cooker. Spicy pulled pork may be the perfect “throw it into the crock pot” BBQ meal. A cut of pork butt, a little beer and BBQ sauce, and a handful of common spice rack spices are all you need. Just start early in the day as you’ll need a good six hours all-in before you’re ready to enjoy this deliciousness.

We call for cayenne pepper powder in the recipe, but depending on the BBQ sauce you choose, use your best judgement. If you use a sweet BBQ sauce with no heat (like the traditional Sweet Baby Ray’s), cayenne provides a nice pop to get this recipe to a proper heat to label it “spicy”. If you choose an already spicy BBQ sauce, cayenne may be too much heat to pair with it. If that’s the case, you can opt for a mild paprika to provide a little extra simmer without the sweat. 

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spicy butter chicken

Spicy Butter Chicken

Butter smooth with a cayenne kick… Exotic and a just a little fiery, spicy butter chicken is a one hearty and satisfying dish. Chili powder and cayenne provide a touch of sizzle, which of course you can control. Pairing those … Read more

Spicy Mongolian Beef

Spicy Mongolian Beef

Meaty and crisp, salty and sweet… There’s a special place in our hearts for spicy Mongolian beef. It’s all the delicious combos you find in this simple meal that make it so great: meaty and crisp, salty and spicy, warm and … Read more

Spicy Chicken Strips

Spicy Chicken Strips

Chicken tender double BAM! You’re going to love these spicy chicken strips. It’s not only the breading that has kick, it’s also the meat. The chicken tenders are marinated in buttermilk and Tabasco hot sauce. Then, things get extra spicy with … Read more

Smoked Paprika Steak

Smoked Paprika Steak

Smoky bite…

Want a quick way to smoke up your steak and add a little fiery sizzle too? Smoked paprika is the answer. Just a little as a pre-grill seasoning with it, plus kosher salt and black pepper, brings a ton of flavor to your meat.

If “smoky” isn’t your thing, you could opt for generic paprika instead to get that chili pepper sizzle still. For extra spice, opt for hot paprika, though, you may want to adjust the amount used, at least until you are comfortable with the heat jump.

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Pepperoncini Beef

Pepperoncini Beef

Simple and delicious…

Sometimes the simplest ingredient list can turn out the most delicious results. That’s the beauty of pepperoncini beef. It’s pretty much a chuck roast, a jar of pepperoncini peppers, and some spices, but the flavor impact just seems like so much more.

This is a perfect slow cooker recipe for spicy sandwiches – simply stuff some hoagie rolls and you’re off to the races. Though, there’s many other uses too. Try it over rice, or use it as a stuffing for a delicious twist on stuffed bell peppers. Yes, you heard it right – pepper-stuffed peppers. There should be a law. 

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spicy Italian meatballs

Spicy Italian Meatballs

A bigger, badder meatball… There are many ways to spice up an Italian marinara or pasta dish, but definitely one of our favorites is to go directly for the spicy Italian meatball. Building the spice into the meat itself pairs deliciously … Read more

spicy beef stew

Spicy Beef Stew

Hearty comfort with a fiery side… We love the pairing of traditional comfort foods with a little extra spicy kick. It satisfies so many cravings all at once. Take, for instance, this spicy beef stew recipe: It provides the hearty comfort … Read more