13 Legit Spicy Meals to Get Fired Up Over

By Burn The Wine
Created February 24, 2017
It’s getting hot in here – with spicy meals that’ll really turn up the heat. MORE+ LESS-

Spicy food is a topic I can truly get fired up about it. There are few things in the world that ignite the flame in my soul quite like spicy food. I can tell by that dare-devilish glint in your eyes you too enjoy the occasional fiery mouthful. If you do a quick search on ye olde Internet you can find tons of articles touting the health benefits of a spicy diet. I’m not going to try and convince you that spicy food will clear your sinuses or grant you magical metabolistic powers. But I will tell you that the joy of eating spicy food is 90000% more flavor! Don’t trust my math? Well why not experiment for yourself? Discover the joy of spice with one (or many) of these fantastically fiery meals!

1. Spicy Asian Turkey Noodle Soup

Sriracha and red curry paste bring the heat while fresh veggies round out the flavor of this delicious turkey soup.

2. Spicy Mexican Corn Chowder

Ground ancho chile pepper, jalapenos and poblanos get your taste buds all fired up in this rich and creamy chowder. Bacon, corn and hearty potatoes will leave you well satisfied after just one bowlful.

3. Harissa Beef Skewers

Flank steak swims in a spicy sea of harissa marinade. Cool it on down with delicious tahini peanut sauce.

4. Slow Cooker Spicy Ancho Chicken Sandwiches

This ancho regular chicken sandwich – it‘s fueled by the fire of ground red pepper and ancho chile pepper. Using your slow cooker mean you can frolic all day long and when you get home you’ll have perfect spicy meat ready for the sandwiching.

5. One Pot Rigatoni with Spicy Tomato Sauce

You’re probably thinking, “These noodles do not look spicy enough to scare me.” Little did you know that harissa fire powers these noodles! Olives, fresh basil and Parmesan cheese also lend their lovely flavors to this easy one-pot recipe.

6. Sweet and Spicy Asian Meatball and Broccoli Noodles

Ground turkey meatballs, broccoli and noodles are bathed in sweet and spicy sauce that features fresh gingerroot, sambal oelek or Sriracha and maple syrup.

7. Spicy Lovers Nacho Ten Minute Tacos

I know you love spice so let’s taco ‘bout a quick and easy recipe that will get maximum spice in your face. The tacos are imbued with the power of Old El Paso™ hot and spicy taco seasoning mix, Sriracha sauce and chopped green chili.

8. Gluten Free Harissa Skillet Shrimp with Spinach and Chickpeas

Need spice in your life and you’re kinda craving something a little fancy? Why not get your shrimp and chickpea on with this quick and easy recipe?

9. Hot and Spicy Chorizo Chili

You can’t beat the heat in this delicious chili. Chipotle chilies in adobo sauce and smoked chorizo sausage elevate the spice levels all the way up to amazing!

10. Spicy Szechuan Noodles

Need your noodles hot and spicy? Try some crushed red pepper flakes to liven things up.

11. Kung Pao Chicken

Need spicy right now? I hope you’re ready for kung pao! Super-easy to make and powered by 10 dried hot red chili peppers (or less according to heat preference).


12. Hotter Than Blazes Pizza

Hot cheeses and roasted green chilies make for one spicy slice. All that’s required is less than an hour’s time and a need for heat!

13. Spicy Cajun Shrimp Quesadillas

Cajun and creole seasoning plus cayenne pepper makes for a magnificent mouthful.  The pickled jalapenos and Andouille sausage certainly help to increase the heat.