19 Spicy Foods for Those with Tongues of Steel

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Some people just can’t get enough of spicy food. They crave dishes like hot wings, Sichuan Dan Dan noodles, and Vindaloo pork. Spicy foods have a zing and a fiery zest that pairs well with sweet side dishes and creamy sauces that tame their tasty pain. So, here’s some sumptuous and spicy dishes for those who believe they have tongues of steel.


1. Chicken Vindaloo Vesuvius

Cayenne and Serrano chiles give this savory chicken dish served with steamed rice its fiery flavor.

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2. Sichuan Dan Dan Noodles

These tasty noodles are so spicy from red and green Sichuan peppercorns they seem to burn your mouth so, sip with care.

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3. Seafood Gumbo

A spicy classic, this easy gumbo recipe gets its heat from andouille sausage and Cajun seasoning.

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4. Authentic Jerk Chicken

Rich and zesty seasoning gives the distinctive Jerk flavor to this traditional, spicy chicken.

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5. Original New York Buffalo Wings

The original hot wing recipe fueled with flavor from hot sauce and cayenne pepper.

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6. Cajun Chili

Hot link sausages and hot sauce fire up the flavor in this hearty chili recipe.

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7. Peppered Hanger Steak with Crispy Rice Cakes

Vietnamese chili-garlic sauce turns up the heat on this spicy hanger steak seared in a cast iron skillet.

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8. Ethiopian Chicken Doro Wat

A flaming hot, zesty stew featuring berbere paste and cayenne pepper which gives the dish its spicy taste.

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9. Nashville-Style Hot Chicken

Six tablespoons of cayenne pepper add the incredible kick to this crispy chicken recipe.

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10. Twice Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Hot Honey

Fresno chilies pack a mighty punch in this hot and tasty sweet potato side dish.

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11. Sriracha Tempeh Sliders with Ranch Dressing

Homemade vegetable ranch dressing helps cool down these spicy and delicious tempeh sliders.

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12. Spicy Cauliflower Chickpea Burger

Buffalo sauce adds the heat to these yummy veggie burgers layered with delicious toppings.

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13. Bahn Mi Bowls

Ground, fresh chili paste heats up the meatballs in this delicious bowl featuring brown rice and bright, crunchy vegetables.

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14. Tofu Curry Lemongrass Chile

Crispy tofu comes to life in this zesty dish with bright lemongrass and fiery, Madra curry powder.

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15. Loaded Chorizo Nachos

Spicy chorizo heats up these crunchy nachos featuring queso fresco and Colby-Jack cheeses.

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16. Shrimp Cocktail with Singapore Hot Sauce

This sweet and spicy sauce compliments the simmered, fresh shrimp in a spicy fashion.

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17. Spicy Tonnarelli with Clams

Crushed red pepper and hot soppressatta add just the right amount of heat to this clam and pasta dish.

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18. Chiles Rellenos with Cherry Tomato Salsa

Goat cheese stuffed peppers get an extra dose of spice from jalapeno salsa.

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19. Jalapeno-Mango Salsa

Minced jalapenos deliver raw heat to this colorful salsa featuring mango chunks and red onions.

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