40 Recipes That Are Too Hot To Handle

Hello and welcome to this thing we’re doing where we help you figure out what you’re gonna put in your mouth this week. Some of these are recipes we’ve tried, some of these are recipes we’re looking forward to trying, all of them are fucking delicious. Tell us what you want to put in your piehole or suggest your own recipes, and we’ll talk about which things we made, which things we loved, and which things have changed us irreversibly as people. Last week, we ate a bunch of sandwiches. 

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I love spicy food. I’m that person who looks for the “spicy” leaf symbol on the takeout menu, adds hot red pepper to her pizza slices, and once ate so many jalapeños she almost passed out. Which brings us here! Grab a glass of water and stay a while; it’s gonna be a wild ride.


1. Crispy Kung Pao Tofu

Crispy kung pao tofu


2. Fiery Hot Noodles with Bell Peppers

Fiery Hot Noodles with Bell Peppers


3. Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake


4. Baltimore Ravens Ragin’ Crab Balls

Baltimore Ravens Ragin' Crab Balls


5. Sichuan Red Oil Wontons

Sichuan Red Oil Wontons


6. Spicy Vegan Jambalaya

Spicy Vegan Jambalaya


7. Fiery Jalapeño Chicken Melts with Spicy Mayo

Fiery Jalapeño Chicken Melts with Spicy Mayo


8. Cucumber Noodles & Spicy Sesame Soy Dressing

Cucumber Noodles + Spicy Sesame Soy Dressing


9. The Ultimate Spicy Reuben Sandwich

The Ultimate Spicy Reuben Sandwich


10. Crock Pot Spicy Barbecue Kielbasa

Crock Pot Spicy Barbecue Kielbasa


11. Cha Cha Shrimp with Texas Pete CHA!

Cha Cha Shrimp with Texas Pete CHA!


12. Hot Sweet Orange Tofu

Hot and Sweet Marmalade Glazed Tofu


13. Jalapeno Popper Pinwheels

Jalapeno Popper Pinwheels


14. Zesty Sriracha Shrimp and Quinoa

Zesty Sriracha Shrimp and Quinoa


15. Easy Cucumber Kimchi

Easy Cucumber Kimchi


16. Laksa

Laksa


17. Hot & Spicy Baked Italian Sub

Hot & Spicy Baked Italian Sub


18. Crispy Potato Bhajia

Crispy Potato Bhajia


19. Shrimp Etouffee

Shrimp Etouffee


20. Veg Balls in Hot Garlic Sauce

Veg Balls in Hot Garlic Sauce


21. Hot and Sweet Slaw with Jerk Spice Salmon

Hot and Sweet Slaw with Jerk Spice Salmon


22. Sriracha Deviled Eggs with Crumbled Bacon

Sriracha Deviled Eggs with Crumbled Bacon


23. Bacon Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms with Creamy Hot Sauce

Bacon Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms with Creamy Hot Sauce


24. Fried Chicken Sandwiches with Pickle Coleslaw

Fried Chicken Sandwiches with Pickle Coleslaw


25. Masala Vada

Masala Vada


26. Xi An Chili Rice Noodles with Sichuan Chili, Sesame, Peppercorn, Garlic, Soy Sauce, Bean Sprouts and Chili Oil

Xi-An-Famous-Hot-Rice-Ribbons


27. Buffalo Turkey Burgers with Buffalo Blue Cheese Sauce

Buffalo Turkey Burgers with Buffalo Blue Cheese Sauce


28. Carla Hall’s Hot & Sour Eggplant Stir Fry

Carla Hall's Hot & Sour Eggplant Stir Fry


29. Smokey Hot Beer Shrimp

Smokey Hot Beer Shrimp


30. Cowboy Hot Dogs

Cowboy Hot Dogs


31. Vegan Tofu and Capsicum Curry

Vegan Tofu and Capsicum Curry


32. Chicken in Hot Garlic Sauce

Chicken in Hot Garlic Sauce


33. One Pot Spicy Chicken Riggies

One Pot Spicy Chicken Riggies


34. Cajun Mac and Cheese

Cajun Mac and Cheese


35. Drunken Beans (Frijoles Borrachos)

Drunken Beans (Frijoles Borrachos)


36. Baked Firecracker Chicken Tenders

Baked Firecracker Chicken Tenders


37. Spicy New Orleans Shrimp

Spicy New Orleans Shrimp


38. Sichuan Beef in Fiery Sauce

Sichuan Beef in Fiery Sauce


39. Buffalo Hot Sauce Roasted Chickpeas

Buffalo Hot Sauce Roasted Chickpeas


40. Hot & Spicy Italian Drip Beef

Hot & Spicy Italian Drip Beef


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Carmen spent six years at Autostraddle, ultimately serving as Straddleverse Director, Feminism Editor and Social Media Co-Director. She is now the Consulting Digital Editor at Ms. and writes regularly for DAME, the Women’s Media Center, the National Women’s History Museum and other prominent feminist platforms; her work has also been published in print and online by outlets like BuzzFeed, Bitch, Bust, CityLab, ElixHER, Feministing, Feminist Formations, GirlBoss, GrokNation, MEL, Mic and SIGNS, and she is a co-founder of Argot Magazine. You can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr or in the drive-thru line at the nearest In-N-Out.

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6 Comments

  1. Fun note about a decade ago I drake a bottle of extra hot Tabasco sauce as a bet. Nothing happened to me, and I won the bet. For me what most consider spicy, I find to be mild. Everything here looks great and plan to make some of the recipes this week with some ghost peppers. Thank you!

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