Chipotle Chicken Marinade

A perfect summertime spicy marinade.

Of course we’d opt for chipotle chicken marinade anytime of the year, but as a summertime sauce it’s out of this world. Rich, earthy, and of course loaded with a medium heat that doesn’t tend to overwhelm most palates.  It’s easy to whip together, too, with a chipotle peppers in adobo sauce base and a list of ingredients typically found in a well-stocked spice rack and refrigerator. Try it during your next outdoor barbecue or anytime of the year indoors with your favorite grill pan.

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Simple Spicy Salsa Meatloaf

Make a salsa meatloaf that matches your heat tolerance…

We love this simple salsa meatloaf recipe because you can adjust it to how much spice you really want! Throwing a party with a ton of spicy food lovers? Use a habanero pepper salsa as the base. Having a family dinner where a little spice is ok, but not too much? Opt for a mild salsa that everyone can enjoy. Want it a little sweet? Opt for a fruit-based salsa. It’s that simple. You can even match the guacamole heat to match!

Best of all, like many meatloaves, this is a “mix it up and bake it” type recipe. You don’t need to be an aspiring chef to pull this meal together. You need just a few basic ingredients, an oven, and an hour. There’s a serious amount of flavor in this salsa meatloaf for how little prep and time you need. For those lacking kitchen skills, it’s a great way to impress family and friends.

If salsa meatloaf is right up your alley, give our Cajun meatloaf a try as well. It features a trio of Southern flavor: Cajun seasoning, Tabasco sauce, and cayenne pepper. It’s a bold meatloaf with something to say – perfect for fans of Louisiana cuisine and bold spices.

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Spicy Chicken Soup

A feel-good soup with a little more zip.

Slow cooker chicken soup is one of those dishes that fills the home with yummy aromas. It’s a comfort food staple – just the kind of recipe that’s a ton of fun to twist with a little extra spice.

This recipe uses two types of pepper: jalapeño for the heat and red bell pepper for a little extra flavor. It’s a nice amount of spice – not so hot as to turn off those with sensitive taste buds. The cumin and taco seasoning give it a little more Southwestern taste too.

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Spicy Pulled Pork Tacos

Spicy Pulled Pork Tacos With Sweet Salsa

Mixing spicy and sweet is always a favorite combo of ours. Take these slow cooker pulled pork tacos. The pork gets some serious smoky heat through a healthy portion of chipotle peppers with adobo sauce. And the salsa made with cherries and peaches just complements it perfectly. It’s the type of meal that everyone will be looking forward to all day long.

Do you want it milder or spicier? You can easily control the heat by changing the amount of chipotle peppers used when cooking the pork or the amount  of jalapeño pepper in the salsa. 

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Easy Blue Cheese Burger

Super Easy Blue Cheese Burger With Jalapeño

Hamburger recipes don’t get much easier than this.

Sure, there are more gourmet recipe options out there for a blue cheese burger, but if you have frozen patties at home, this is a sure-fire way to add a touch of surprising flavor and, of course, a nice pop of heat via jalapeño. The teriyaki sauce adds a bit of tang to the burger, and it works very well with the richness of the blue cheese.

Try it with some chipotle-dusted french fries. You won’t be disappointed for such a quick-to-prep-and-cook meal. 

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Jalapeno Hamburger Recipe

Jalapeño Hamburgers Recipe

Make a burger with attitude…

Whether it’s summer barbecue time or you’re ready for a little heat during the cold months, jalapeño burgers turn the popular basic burger into something extra special. This recipe is so easy to make that even junior grill masters can pull it off with zero extra effort at all.

And when you’re ready to blast that burger off to another planet, try topping it with some spicy condiments. It’s a sure fire way to breathe new life into the typical barbecue.

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