Chile Pepper Recipes

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Staff Picks

Jalapeno Lime Dip

Rating: 5 stars
This Jalapeno lime dip is always the hit of the party! Takes 5 minutes to make and uses fresh, simple ingredients! Serve with tortilla chips or fresh veggies.

Hatch Chile Relleno Casserole with Ranchero Sauce

Hatch chiles are New Mexico's gift to the world. Here are layers of Hatch chiles and melted cheese wrapped up in a coat of puffy egg and then baked instead of fried.

Raspotle Sorbet

Chipotle peppers' deep smoky warmth is the perfect complement to red raspberries' sweet fruitiness. This simple-to-make sorbet is a perfect ending to a BBQ on those warm summer days.

Cranberry Ginger Chutney with Thai Chiles

Rating: 4.5 stars
The fresh ginger and Thai chile give this sweet-and-sour cranberry chutney some pleasant heat, and it's the perfect complement to roasted poultry or game. Garnish with a couple of fresh chiles for a pretty effect.

Chtitha Batata (Algerian Potato Stew)

Rating: 5 stars
This authentic Algerian potato stew is made with dersa, a spicy chile and garlic paste. It's delicious on its own as a vegan or vegetarian main, or served as a side to meat or fish. An easy way to enjoy North African cuisine at home with easy-to-find ingredients!

Chef John's Harissa Sauce

Rating: 4.91 stars
Harissa is probably my all-time favorite hot sauce, and one I'm sure you've seen me use in a bunch of recipes here. A small spoonful of this makes virtually any savory dish better.

Ghost Pepper Green Sauce

Rating: 4.75 stars
This is my version of the green sauce found in Peruvian restaurants, spiced up even more with ghost peppers. For a more tame sauce, omit the ghost peppers. This is mouth burning, but addictive. It's great on Peruvian chicken, burritos, salads, or as a veggie dip.

Chicken Stuffed Chiles

Rating: 4.75 stars
You can make this as spicy and hot or as mild as you like depending on the enchilada sauce you use. We like it mild, so I use the kind in an envelope and mix it with tomato sauce and some extra chicken broth. Others might use the can sauce, or use the envelope kind but no added chicken broth, or make your own. Serve with Spanish rice and a salad to complete the meal.

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Rating: 4.68 stars
Better than the typical poppers.

Authentic Enchiladas Verdes

Rating: 4.7 stars
These enchiladas are made with a fresh green salsa, just like you would find in a Mexican restaurant or better yet, in a Mexican home.

Authentic Cochinita Pibil (Spicy Mexican Pulled Pork)

Rating: 4.18 stars
A traditional Mexican dish without the work! I couldn't believe that something that good was SO easy to make. The achiote paste can easily be found at most Mexican grocery stores. Mouthwatering!!!!

Chicken Enchiladas With Mole Sauce

Rating: 4.39 stars
These authentic chicken enchiladas with mole sauce were inspired by a dish served at Seattle's La Carta De Oaxaca restaurant. Chocolate and dried chiles make a rich and flavorful sauce that tops the moist and tender chicken enchiladas.

Inspiration and Ideas

Spicy Calabrian Pepper Spread

Rating: Unrated
"This amazing Calabrian pepper spread is as delicious as it is unknown. I love it on sliced fresh bread, but you can toss it with pasta or add it to a sandwich." – ChefJohn

Jalapeno Popper Pizza

Rating: Unrated
"This was so good. My family really enjoyed it." – swimangel028

Fresh Homemade Salsa

Rating: 4.67 stars

Another salsa recipe called for a fresh jalapeno (I think), but I had green chiles in a can on hand. This salsa tastes great, so I'm sticking with it!