There is something about spicy food that always leaves you wanting more. Despite causing your nose to run and your eyes to water, eating it hurts so good -- so it's OK to just embrace the heat. Brace yourselves for these mind-numbingly hot and spicy recipes that will make you salivate in your seat.
1. Garlic Sriracha Chicken Wings
Inspired by the ever-popular Asian hot sauce, these garlic Sriracha chicken wings are sure to please any spicy food lover. Enjoy a beer with these hot wings to help quell the spice.
2. Chile de Arbol Salsa
Bring the heat to your next potluck with this chile de arbol salsa. Toasting the arbol chiles whole in a skillet results in an intense and smoky salsa that packs a serious punch.
3. Chipotle Stout Chili Dog Sauce
Turn up the heat on an old-fashioned hot dog with this chipotle stout chili dog sauce. The meaty sauce is sautéed with chipotle chilies and simmered in stout beer, adding a nutty flavor and some heat to the ballpark favorite.
4. Chorizo, Hatch Chile and Smoked Porter Chili
This smoked porter chili is the perfect comfort food for any spice lover. It is slow-simmered with Hatch chiles, jalapenos and a variety of spices that give it a bold depth of flavor that will have you asking for seconds.
5. Healthy Coconut Chicken Curry
Indian cuisine is known for its aromatic spices, subtle heat and complex flavors, and this creamy coconut chicken curry achieves all this in one healthy recipe. The sauce is made from a number of basic Indian ingredients such as coconut milk, cayenne pepper and turmeric, making it sweet, savory and spicy at the same time.
6. Jalapeno Popper Beer Cheese Dip
Have a bag of chips and cold one ready for this spicy jalapeno popper beer cheese dip. This beer-infused concoction has a host of full-bodied flavors, including moderate heat from the jalapenos.
7. Hatch Green Chile Enchiladas
These Hatch green chile enchiladas are a spicy delight for anyone who appreciates authentic Southwestern food. Using fresh green chilies from Hatch, New Mexico, will make your mouth feel like it is en fuego.
8. Spicy Stewed Butternut Squash
For a vegetarian dish with a bit of heat, try this spicy stewed butternut squash. Once softened and seasoned to perfection, the butternut squash becomes a decadent and creamy dish you can enjoy with rice, bread or by itself.
9. Five-Ingredient Spicy Tomato Tart
This simple and appetizing tomato tart recipe uses ready-made puff pastry sheets and roasted cherry tomatoes for an oven-baked pizza. Top it with crushed red pepper flakes to turn up the heat.
10. Chipotle Cilantro Pesto Pasta
The chipotle cilantro pesto pasta puts a twist on the classic Italian favorite by adding a spicy kick. By incorporating chipotle chiles into the mix, you’ll definitely feel the heat in this mouthwatering pasta dish.