Okay, two things are of note here. First off, it’s National Hot & Spicy Foods Day. Duh. Secondly, I have a cold, so pretty much the only thing I can taste is spicy food. And as an added bonus, it helps with my congestion. Okay, that was probably gross.
Regardless of your health conditions, hot and spicy foods are awesome. Here are a solid dozen different recipes to set your taste buds on fire. Get your beer ready.
Making your own Frito Chili Cheese Wrap at home is ridiculously easy and dangerously addictive. Can’t stop. Won’t stop.
Southwest Pasta Salad is a picnic favorite. And it makes enough to feed about half a bajillion people. Bonus!
Chili with Gnocchi is a perfect winter meal. It’s spicy and filling, and it just keeps getting better every time you go back for leftovers. I want it now.
I’ve made these Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers for a bunch of parties. There have never been any leftovers. Ever.
Mexican Spinach Dip is a great way to sneak vegetables into my diet. Bury them in cheese and amp up the spice. Bring out the crunchy chips. Go to town.
We make My Mom’s Tacos about once a month. They’re just as good with ground turkey, too. Favorite!
The good thing about cooking for yourself is that you can have things just the way you like it, like with these Picky Eater Chicken Enchiladas. So delicious, no stupid vegetables.
Buffalo Chicken Tacos are super spicy. Also, blue cheese!
In case you don’t feel like jalapeno burning your hands, you can make Jalapeno Popper Dip. Everything into one baking dish, bag of chips, done.
Layers of spicy veggie action abound in this Mexican Lasagna. It’s one of Geoff’s low-cal favorites.
Start off any gathering with a spicy twist on a classic dish, Jalapeno Devilled Eggs. They’re kinda pretty, too.
Not all spice lovers are in to bacon, and that’s why these Vegetarian Jalapeno Poppers are awesome.
There you have it, kids. All kinds of spiciness. Plus a scientific reason to drink alcohol. Margarita, please! Let’s do it!