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Recipes For Hot And Spicy Food Day

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Happy National Hot And Spicy Food Day! There is pretty much a National Food Day for every food: some are very silly, and some, like hot and spicy foods, should definitely be celebrated.

I guess you could say I’m a wimp because my spicy food tolerance is very, very low. My husband, on the other hand, believes the spicier the better! No matter what I make for dinner, even if it’s not intended to be spicy, he’ll throw chili powder or other hot sauces on it because he loves the heat. So we’ve rounded up some delicious hot and spicy food recipes in honor of this National Food Holiday. Get a glass of water ready! 😉

pulled pork
Photo Source: Paleo Pot

Spicy Pulled Pork. This spicy pulled pork recipe from Paleo Pot is hot, healthy, and cooked in the crock pot so it’s super easy to make! Pulled pork is a great foundation to any dinner. Eat it alone or make it into sandwiches! There are so many options.

Photo Source: And Her Little Dog Too
Photo Source: And Her Little Dog Too

Sizzling Hot And Spicy Meatballs. This recipe from And Her Little Dog Too shows you how easy it is to whip up spicy meatballs that only require a few ingredients. They would be fantastic alone, but also go great on subs as sandwiches!

Photo Source: The Wednesday Chef

Spicy Shrimp Cabbage. This spicy shrimp recipe is combined with cabbage, tomatoes, and bacon for a hot and flavorful result. Thanks for the idea, The Wednesday Chef!

Best Hot Artichoke Dip Recipe 2

Hot Artichoke Dip. This is artichoke dip taken up a few notches from Sweet Little Blue Bird. Green chilies give your average artichoke dip a wonderful spicy kick! Pair these up with pita chips for the ultimate snack food.

beef jerky
Photo Source: Copy Kat

Homemade Spicy Beef Jerky. You don’t have up buy your beef jerky at the store anymore now that you’ve got this recipe from Copy Kat. Making your own will save you money and be much more delicious.

Photo Source: Foods By God

Spicy Hummus. I love hummus! I’m a vegetarian and this is a healthy, meat free snacking option. This spicy hummus recipe from Foods By God would be amazing served up with pita chips, or even healthy veggies like carrot sticks. This recipe isn’t molten lava hot, just spicy enough to give it a little something extra without setting your mouth on fire.

Photo Source: Delicious Knowledge

Pretzel Bites With Spicy Mustard. I always appreciate when a recipe comes with a spicy dipping sauce so that I can use as much or as little as I’d like! This recipe from Delicious Knowledge is just that. These homemade, bite sized pretzels help you keep your portions under control and the tangy, spicy mustard sauce is on the side for your dipping pleasure.

Photo Source: Friday Delights

Spicy Jambalaya. If we’re talking spicy, I can’t leave out this spicy New Orleans dish! This jambalaya recipe from Friday Delights is a traditional Louisiana dish with sausage, but it’s always a good idea to throw some shrimp in the pot too!

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