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    Fiesta Corn

    Corn with tomatoes and jalapenos is one of the first dishes I cooked for my husband. Don’t like heat? Use green bell peppers instead of jalapenos. —Cassandra Ramirez, Bardstown, Kentucky

    Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Burgers with Guacamole

    My husband and I are down for anything with guacamole, so it's no wonder that we love these smoking-hot burgers!...


    Artichoke & Jalapeno Crab Dip

    This has always been a great potluck dish—I haven't found anyone yet who hasn't loved it! The rich and creamy...


    Three-Pepper Bean Dip

    My husband’s great-grandmother and I spent time together creating this recipe after trying a similar version from his aunt. So...


    Chicken Chorizo Posole

    “I first tasted posole while visiting a friend in Santa Fe. It was a
    revelation! I have since been...

    Spicy Pineapple Salsa

    Here’s a sweet and spicy twist on salsa. Served with chips, it’s an excellent party starter. It also adds a...


    Confetti Fiesta Braids

    “This bread is based on the winning recipe in a local contest I judged. I turned it into a double...

    Chili Beef Dip

    No last-minute party prep needed! Just put this creamy dip together a couple hours before your shindig, and let your...


    Southwest Breakfast Tart

    Give your breakfast crowd a stick-to-the-ribs jump start on Christmas morning with this cheesy tart. It’s packed with sausage, plenty...


    Creamy Jalapeno Corn

    This comforting and creamy corn side dish is appealing to almost everyone. It gets its spicy kick from jalapeno peppers.—Judy...


    Jalapeno Cheese Bread

    Cheddar cheese and jalapenos give this savory bread a spicy Southwestern flair. It makes a great accompaniment to chilis and...

    Spicy Chicken Chili

    My recipe was inspired by me being on a low-calorie, low-fat, high fiber diet. I entered it in a chili...


    Fiesta Smothered Chicken

    Topped with ooey-gooey shredded cheese, this tender skillet chicken looks great and tastes even better. You'll get a kick out...


    Crab Cakes with Red Chili Mayo

    This is one of the most popular appetizers I make and is lovely for a party. The spicy mayo is...


    Three-Pepper Coleslaw

    There are never any leftovers when I make this dish for a picnic, barbecue or any social gathering. —Priscilla Gilbert,...


    Fiesta Coleslaw

    Coleslaw with a touch of heat makes a zesty side for barbecued chicken or pork. I also pile it on...

    Bacon Cheese Poppers

    Guests who head straight for a tray of jalapeno poppers will devour this crowd-pleaser just as fast. The blue cheese-flavored...


    Pepper & Jack Smothered Cheeseburgers

    To add a little bite to your burgers, just add peppers. The cheesy pepper-onion topping and chipotle glaze lend the...


    Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos

    These cheese-stuffed jalapenos are always popular when my husband and I host a tapas (appetizers) party. There’s a flavor explosion...


    Fiesta Chicken Burritos

    Looking for some heat with supper but still want a cool kitchen? Try these slow cooked burritos with a spicy...


    Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

    For a delicious appetizer for two, try these spicy bacon jalapeno poppers. The bacon adds a smoky flavor to the...


    Spicy Jalapeno Chicken Enchiladas

    With tomatillos and jalapenos, these chicken enchiladas have authentic Mexican flavor. Serve them with sour cream to cut some of...


    Jumbo Jalapeno Cheddar Rolls

    Add some excitement to your buffet with these colorful rolls. The cheddar cheese and jalapeno flavors are mild, but everyone...


    Zippy Beef Chili

    This zesty chili is not only chock-full of ground beef, but it's also loaded with veggies. I put everything in...

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    Southwest Casserole

    A rainbow of colors and flavors is found in this festive dish. You won't believe how hearty and delicious this...


    Poblano Pesto

    "You can omit the jalapeno for an additional poblano to bring the heat level down a bit." Pair this spicy...


    Warm Chicken Fiesta Dip

    This crowd-pleasing dip is always a success, whether I follow the recipe as is or if I substitute shredded pork...


    Spicy Black Bean Soup

    A splash of sherry enhances this hearty, easy-to-make black bean soup. For a milder flavor, remove the ribs and seeds...


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    Quick Jalapeno Hush Puppies

    The crunchy exterior of these southern-style snacks is a nice contrast to the moist cornbread. Jalapeno peppers and hot sauce...


    Southwest Enchilada Bake

    The whole family will love this comforting, cheese-topped, stick-to-your-ribs casserole. It has just the right touch of heat. —Dixie Terry,...