14 Spicy Mexican Dishes

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Spicy Mexican dishes are among some of the best—like fiery stews, cheesy enchiladas, and zesty soups. Mexican food is never short on flavor and to make sure there’s enough heat, nearly every Mexican dish comes with a side of spicy sauce, from rich moles to pico de gallo and various salsas. So, when you’re looking for some extra spicy Mexican recipes to try at home, here’s a great list to make your mouth water.


1. Shrimp Chorizo

This spicy, homemade sausage gets its heat from guajillo pepper and added texture and taste from fresh shrimp.

Spotted at: Saveur


2. Achiote Pulled Pork Taco

These delicious tacos are prepared in a Dutch oven which makes the spicy, shredded pork extra moist and tender.

Spotted at: Saveur


3. Chicken Enchiladas with Roasted Tomatillo Chile Salsa

Whole green chilies give these delicious chicken enchiladas their heat along with traditional Mexican seasoning.

Spotted at: Food Network


4. Chilies Rellenos

Poblano chilies are stuffed with string cheese prior to deep frying for a spicy treat.

Spotted at: Food Network


5. Grilled Salsa Verde Chicken

Moist and tender grilled chicken gets a kick of heat from sliced jalapeno and chili powder.

Spotted at: Delish


6. Beer Battered Fish Taco with Jalapeno Crema

Crunchy fish tacos are complemented by a smooth and spicy jalapeno crema in this tasty dish.

Spotted at: Delish


7. Menudo – Spicy Tripe Soup

Dried chilies give this hearty, rich soup a jolt of heat and feature ingredients like pig’s feet and hominy.

Spotted at: The Spruce


8. Chilorio Pork with Chili Sauce

This moist and tender pork is a spicy addition to tacos and burritos with a sauce made from dried chilies.

Spotted at: The Spruce


9.  Chicken & Quinoa Burrito Bowls with Spicy Green Sauce

A spicy, green sauce complements the ingredients in this juicy, grilled chicken recipe.

Spotted at: Once Upon a Chef


10. Roasted Tomato Salsa

Tomatoes, onions, and garlic are roasted for intensity in this spicy salsa recipe.

Spotted at: Once Upon a Chef


11. Chilaquiles

Fresh ingredients like corn, chilies and herbs come together in this traditional Mexican classic.

Spotted at: Yes More Please


12. Chipotle Jalapeno Bagels


This spicy dish can be served for a light lunch or weekend brunch and features chipotle chilies and jalapeno peppers for heat.

Spotted at: Lexi Bites


13. Chorizo and Potato Bake

Spicy chorizo sausage provides the heat in this savory casserole featuring potatoes.

Spotted at: No Kitchen Sink


14. Huevos Rancheros Tortilla Pizza

Spicy seasonings flavor all the fresh ingredients in this colorful Mexican tortilla pizza.

Spotted at: Café Delights