Simple spicy salsa meatloaf_1

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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Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus 1

Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus

A Mediterranean spicy kick! Hummus and chili peppers, like jalapeños, go very well together. It’s the combo of beans and lime juice – the earthy and tart – that go so well with the spice. Best of all, creating a delicious spicy dip, like this …

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Cayenne Pepper Diet

The Cayenne Pepper Diet: The Skinny About This Hot Cleanse

The “Master Cleanse” cleanse craze from the pepper scale.

There are many ways to approach weight loss. You may be surprised to learn one popular method has people turning to their spice racks for results!

If you have heard of the cayenne pepper diet or “master cleanse” but aren’t sure what it’s really all about, keep reading. There’s a lot to consider before embarking on any major diet. Below, you’ll find most everything you ever wanted to know about the cayenne pepper cleanse but were afraid to ask. 

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Spicy food and pregnancy

Spicy Food And Pregnancy: What You Need To Know

Pregnant pepper lovers, rejoice: you’re about to learn everything you need to know about spicy food and pregnancy!

You may be wondering if eating spicy food during pregnancy is safe or if there are any potential side effects you should be aware of. Find the answers to your questions below.

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Cayenne Pepper vs Paprika

Cayenne Pepper Vs. Paprika: PepperScale Showdown

Two hot powders on the spice rack…but what should you expect?

So you’re looking for something spicy to pep up your meal, and you have cayenne and paprika in the spice rack. Is one better than the other? Spicier? Is one sweeter than the other? Earthier?

For two powders that look a lot alike, there are some definite differences to consider before adding a dash to your dish. We break it down in our PepperScale showdown: cayenne pepper vs. paprika.

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Salsa Cream Cheese Dip

Spicy Salsa And Cream Cheese Dip

Simplicity at its tastiest.

Are you in need of a quick party dip that’ll knock your guests socks off? This spicy salsa and cream cheese dip is about as fast of a recipe as they come. It’s as simple as unwrap, pour, microwave, chop, and combine.

The spicy beauty of it all – you can control the heat through both the salsa jar choice, as well as by adding a fresh pepper to the mix. Jalapeño and serrano chilies both work great in these salsas, but you could go even hotter…if you dare. Just make sure your guests know what’s in store for their taste buds!

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Jalapeno Health Benefits

Jalapeño Health Benefits: From Pain Relief To Weight Loss

Besides being absolutely delicious, jalapeños (and other hot peppers) can actually be a really healthy eating habit. Many of these jalapeño health benefits center around their overall level of capsaicin – and therefore their overall heat –  found in these and other chilies.

Capsaicin is the substance responsible for creating a wide variety of heat levels of chili peppers. As far as peppers go, many people know jalapeños to be fairly mild. But don’t worry too much about the actual Scoville heat levels; you can reap ample health benefits with even the mildest chili peppers. They are chock full of vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, and antioxidants, too, which provide some serious health benefits.

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chimayo pepper

Chimayo Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are Chimayo peppers? The tiny New Mexican village of Chimayo, 28 miles north of Santa Fe, holds a chili treasure dear to heart. There, the Chimayo pepper – in its twisted, knotted beauty – is king. Its sun-dried skin, smoky taste, and simmering medium heat …

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Drying chili peppers

Top Methods For Drying Chili Peppers

Why dry hot peppers?

Drying chili peppers is an easy way to prolong the life of your favorite peppers. Once dried, you can store them in the freezer for use throughout the year or grind them into a seasoning blend. Drying enables you to keep chilies that would normally only stay fresh for a few days on the counter or a couple of weeks in the fridge for far longer.

Properly stored dried chili peppers can keep for up to a year in the freezer and longer as a spice.

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Bulgarian carrot pepper

Bulgarian Carrot Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What looks like a carrot, but kicks like cayenne? Bulgarian carrot pepper fast facts: Scoville heat units (SHU): 5,000 – 30,000 SHU Median heat: 17,500 SHU Origin: Bulgaria Capsicum species: Annuum Jalapeño reference scale: Equal heat to 12 times hotter Use: Culinary Size: Approximately 3 to 4 inches long Flavor: Sweet, Fruity, Crisp …

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