Jalapeno Cheese Grits

Jalapeño Cheese Grits

Spicy cheese grits are heaven…

That says it all straight out. Grits alone are close to perfect (just ask any Southerner), but when you add in a little jalapeño pepper kick, along with a dash of Tabasco Hot Sauce, you’ve got something that’s just…well beyond good.

Looking to increase the spice? There’s many ways with these cheddar grits. Increase the jalapeño peppers, increase the Tabasco Hot Sauce, or swap out those jalapeños for spicier serrano chilies (about double the heat).

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Jalapeno Corn Casserole

Jalapeño Corn Casserole

Filling and spicy…

A corn casserole is one of those dishes that works well as either a filling meal or as tasty side. And for us, of course it’s even better when it’s spiced up! It adds an edge to a kitchen staple.

The jalapeño peppers bring a light medium heat to the casserole. Control the heat by increasing or lessening the amount you use. Or you could opt for substituting in serrano peppers for a significant spicy upgrade.

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Cabbage Salsa

Cabbage Salsa

Salsa with crunch… Do you like your salsa to have a little extra crunch? Then a cabbage salsa is perfect for you. It takes what’s so good about homemade coleslaw and combines it with the heat and tang of spicy salsas. This … Read more

stuffed jalapenos with bacon

Stuffed Jalapeños With Bacon

Mmm…bacon and spice. Stuffed jalapeños with bacon rule the world… Bacon and spice is a perfect combo if you ask us, and it all comes to life in this stuffed jalapeños with bacon recipe. It makes a great appetizer before the … Read more

Jalapeno Coleslaw

Jalapeño Coleslaw

Crisp and spicy!

Whether as a spicy side or a burger topping, this jalapeño coleslaw brings it. It’s incredibly easy to make – just chop the ingredients and combine them all together in a bowl. Let the mix chill for a few hours to really get that crisp coleslaw flavor.

Want it spicier? Serrano peppers (about twice the heat) are a good jalapeño substitute, or you can opt for chopping the chilies without deseeding. Those seeds and the membrane contain much of a chili pepper’s heat. Lessen the heat by lessening the amount of chilies used.

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Jalapeno mac and cheese

Jalapeño Mac And Cheese

Turn your cheesy favorite into a spicy delight!

Who can resist mac and cheese? We sure can’t, especially when it’s transformed into something a whole heck of a lot spicier. Take for instance this spicy jalapeño mac and cheese recipe. It’s mouth-watering just reading it.

Want to turn it up a notch? We love swapping in serrano chilies to kick up the heat. Need it turned down? Try using a milder cheese than pepper jack. 

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Homemade Spicy Applesauce

Homemade Spicy Applesauce

A twist on the basic…

Want to make that apple sauce something a little more memorable? Then let’s take it to new spicy levels.

This is a simple homemade spicy applesauce recipe that takes less than an hour to make. With its cayenne and crushed red pepper, it’s a terrific side dish to a spicy pork chop or really any type of barbecue. Plus, it makes for a fun twist on a simple snack, and don’t forget it as a dessert option. Try it with some vanilla ice cream for a terrific after-dinner treat.

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Spicy Guacamole

Spicy Guacamole Recipe

The spicy dip staple

Guacamole is tasty as is, but for us spicy food lovers ANYTHING tastes better with a little more heat. So why not spice up that guacamole with a little serrano pepper?

If serrano chilies are a little too hot, you can move down the pepper scale just a touch and use jalapeño peppers instead. Except for the difference in heat (serranos can be up to nine times hotter), the flavor and texture are very similar.

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Jalapeno cornbread

Jalapeño Cornbread Recipe

A perfect side for chili or barbecue! Mmmm. Cornbread. That’s all you really need to say about this popular side summer side. But when you add jalapeño pepper to kick it up a notch, it goes well past “mmm” to … Read more