13 Spicy Meals

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For those with an affinity for spicy foods, cuisine containing warm and exotic seasoning from things like jalapeño, chipotle, and cayenne pepper makes their mouth water. And, for many, the hotter the spices, the better.

Spicy cuisine can be found in most parts of the world though some regions like Mexico, take pride in offering a bounty of hot and tangy recipes.

So, here’s some hot and spicy meal ideas for those in your group who can’t get enough of fiery cuisine.


1. Posole

A Mexican favorite, Posole gets its heat from poblano peppers which give rich flavor to the hearty chicken.

Spotted at: Delish


2. Easy Seafood Gumbo

Cajun seasoning and spicy, andouille sausage turn up the heat in this gumbo with shrimp and rice.

Spotted at: Delish


3. Yucatan Pork Stew with Ancho Chilies and Lime Juice

Ancho chilies give this tender, roasted pork stew its heat while lime juice adds a balanced tang.

Spotted at: Food and Wine


4. Thai Chicken with Basil

Fresh basil leaves and red chilies give this Asian-inspired chicken a depth of flavor.

Spotted at: Food and Wine


5. Twice Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Hot Honey

Fresno chilies turn up the heat in this sweet and fiery sweet potato side dish.

Spotted at: Bon Appetit


6. Pork Enchiladas Rojas

Twenty-one different types chilies set this spicy, Mexican, roast pork dish apart.

Spotted at: Bon Appetit


7. Spicy Korean-Style Gochujang Meatballs

Korean chili paste makes these tender and savory meatballs spicy while delivering a balance of sweetness.

Spotted at: Buzz Feed


8. Spicy Eggplant Pasta

A delicious vegetarian dish featuring delicious eggplant with spaghetti seasoned with red pepper flakes and oregano.

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9. Spicy Grilled Shrimp

A spicy marinade containing cayenne pepper and hot sauce gives the shrimp a fiery flavor.

Spotted at: The Spruce


10. Honey Chipotle Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Pineapple Juice and chipotle peppers are a sweet and spicy seasoning to roast pork tenderloin.

Spotted at: The Spruce


11. Chipotle Hanger Steak with Sour Cream Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Adobo sauce and chopped chipotle chilies add the spicy flavor to this pan-seared flank steak.

Spotted at: Cooking Light


12. Sweet and Spicy Carrot Soup

Fresno chilies and zesty ginger add the heat and tang to this creamy, delicious carrot soup.

Spotted at: Cooking Light


13. Mongolian Sichuan Style Lamb with Cumin Chilies and Cilantro

Chinese red chilies and cumin seeds give the lamb in this recipe just the right amount of heat.

Spotted at: Serious Eats