6 Dishes That Taste Better with a Little Extra Heat

Dishes with a little extra heat are a great way to spice up your day. But not all spicy dishes are created equal. A little bit of spice can go a long way, but too much will make you regret your decision.

If you want to add some extra heat to your dish, try adding habanero pepper jelly to your recipe. You can use it as a marinade or as a condiment.

What are 6 dishes that taste better with a little extra heat?

Mexican Rice with Habanero Sauce

When it comes to Mexican cuisine, the most well-known dish is undoubtedly rice. And although it sounds simple, there are just so many ways to make it.

One of the best things about rice is that you can pair it with just about any kind of meat – chicken, beef, pork, even lamb! It also pairs well with sauces – tomato sauce for example – but a personal favorite is a Habanero pepper jelly sauce for just the right amount of sweetness and heat.

Habanero Slaw Taco

Habanero peppers are an ingredient that will wake up your taste buds. This slaw may not be too spicy, but it is sure to get your mouth watering for more of these tacos.

Creating a simple slaw with shredded cabbage, apple cider vinegar, white sugar, habanero pepper jelly, and a few seasonings can be the perfect addition to a simple taco with the meat of your choice.

Habanero Corn on the Cob

This is a simple recipe that provides a twist on the classic summer side dish.

This is one of the easier recipes to make. You will need an ear of corn, habanero pepper jelly, butter, and fresh cilantro. If you are not allergic to peppers, you can also add some cayenne pepper for more heat.

Simply slather on some butter to your corn cobs and bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 425 degrees. While waiting, create a habanero butter sauce with habanero pepper jelly and butter in a saucepan over medium heat. 

Once your cobs have been baked, brush on the habanero butter sauce and finish the cobs on the grill until they have a golden brown color, top with cilantro and serve.

Habanero Grilled Fish Tacos

This is a spicy Mexican dish that is a favorite among many! The fish is cooked in a cajun seasoning and then topped with habanero pepper jelly.

The fish tacos are served on corn tortillas, with rice and black beans. All of this makes for a very filling, unique meal that will leave you craving more!

Hot & Spicy Chicken Wings with Chipotle Mayo Dip

Spicy peppers and grilled chicken go together like peanut butter and jelly. Making your favorite spicy hot wing glazed in habanero pepper jelly will bring the perfect sweet and spicy combo. Try creating a simple chipotle mayo dip to add a creamy texture to balance out the heat.

Buffalo Chicken Nachos Supreme

For the perfect gametime appetizer or quick family meal, nachos is a quick and easy choice. To assemble, spread a generous layer of habanero pepper jelly on the tortilla chips. Top with grilled buffalo chicken, cherry tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese and scallions. Pop them in the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese and serve with a side of salsa, sour cream and guacamole.

A Quick Way to Add Some Heat to Your Meals

Some people like to create their own recipes and experiment with different ingredients. One of the easiest ways to do this is with a habanero pepper jelly that provides a heat that can be customized for personal preferences.

Above are some recipes that use the habanero pepper jelly as an ingredient to make simple, yet delicious dishes.

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