Chili Pepper Madness

November 15, 2017

Bold and Spicy Recipes for Thanksgiving

Bold and Spicy Recipes for Thanksgiving Bold and Spicy Recipes for Thanksgiving

Add some bold and spicy goodness to your Thanksgiving menu with these recipe ideas that are sure to please the entire family. Food should speak, and speak loudly!

Thanksgiving is almost here! This traditional American holiday is all about family and all about food. We'll be doing a lot of cooking this season, rushing headlong into family fun and eating. I'm sure many will be serving up the traditional turkey with stuffing, maybe some cranberries, and that's all great, isn't it? But as much as we enjoy our American traditions, wouldn't it be nice to spice things up a little bit this year?

Bold and Spicy Recipes for Thanksgiving - Menu Ideas

Grandma might just LOVE some extra seasoning with her food. If you're not so inclined to start the entire menu from scratch, perhaps some of these recipes might find a place alongside your traditional meal. So let's go! Let's heat things up a little bit for the holiday!

APPETIZERS

Tomato Cheese Tart with Spinach-Pecan Pesto

A cheese tart recipe made with ricotta and Parmesan cheeses and garden fresh globe tomatoes, served with pesto made with spinach, pecans and chili peppers. Ideal for breakfast or brunch, or even an early dinner.

Tomato Cheese Tart with Spinach-Pecan Pesto

Fiery Buffalo-Blue Cheese Hummus

Whip up this recipe for creamy, spicy hummus made with fiery habanero peppers, tangy Buffalo sauce and plenty of blue cheese. It's time to spice things up!

Fiery Buffalo Blue Cheese Hummus

Shrimp with Chipotle-Bourbon Butter Sauce

Try it once and you’ll forever crave this recipe with shrimp cooked in a silky, tangy sauce made with chipotles in adobo, bourbon, butter and garlic.

Shrimp Chipotle Bourbon Butter Sauce

SOUPS

Caribbean-Style Flame Roasted Pepper Bisque with Seared Shrimp

Rich and smoky flame roasted chili peppers straight from New Mexico.

Caribbean Style Flame Roasted Pepper Bisque with Seared Shrimp

Zesty Leek and Potato Soup

With this recipe, your leek and potato soup doesn't have to be boring. Here is our zesty version with big flavor.

Zesty Leek and Potato Soup

Roasted Red Pepper and Blue Crab Bisque

A recipe for velvety bisque made with roasted red peppers and blue crab. Let's go crabbing!

Roasted Red Pepper Crab Bisque

POTATOES

Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

A recipe for super creamy, cheesy, garlic whipped mashed potatoes that is just begging for a bit of gravy.

Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Tex-Mex Mashed Potatoes - "Papas con Chile"

A mashed potatoes recipe done Tex-Mex style with two types of cheese, chile peppers and chorizo. Nom nom! Muy delicioso!

Cheesy Tex-Mex Mashed Potatoes - "Papas con Chile"

Jalapeno Popper Twice Baked Potatoes

The ultimate side dish recipe - baked potatoes mashed with cream cheese, cheddar and jalapeno pepper, stuffed into a potato shell and baked to perfection, topped with jalapeno slices. It's a mashup recipe - jalapeno poppers and twice baked potatoes. Addictive!

Jalapeno Popper Twice Baked Potatoes

SIDE DISHES

Charred Corn Salad with Hatch Green Chiles

A refreshing summer corn salad recipe made with charred corn, Hatch green chiles direct from New Mexico, blistered cherry tomatoes, and crumbled cotija cheese. It’s time to fire up the grill!

Charred Corn Salad with Hatch Green Chiles

Grilled Corn Salad with Feta and Sweet Peppers

A side dish recipe you can make on the grill, with grilled corn, sweet peppers, and crumbled feta cheese. Great for holiday parties and summer gatherings.

Grilled Corn Salad with Feta and Sweet Peppers

Homemade Cheddar-Jalapeno Biscuits

This is my favorite recipe for homemade biscuits with cheddar cheese and jalapeno peppers, perfect for quick morning breakfast or brunch, for serving with chili, or even enjoying as a quick-to-make dessert.

Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits

MAIN COURSE

Everyone is doing a turkey. Why not consider a different cut of meat this year?

Grilled Marinated London Broil – Madness Style

A recipe for tender London Broil, marinated in a homemade spicy steak marinade with chili paste, then grilled to perfection. Slice against the grain and serve it with chimichurri. Absolutely mouthwatering on the grill.

Grilled Marinated London Broil Recipe

Chili Rubbed Prime Rib Roast with Horseradish Cream Sauce

The perfect recipe for standing prime rib roast rubbed with seasoned chili paste, oven roasted, and served with a bold horseradish cream sauce. This is the ultimate holiday or dinner party meal.

Chili Rubbed Prime Rib Roast Horseradish Cream

Chili Baked Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is lean and tasty and easy to prepare, especially with this recipe that sears the tenderloin to form a flavorful crust, sealing in the juiciness, then baking it in our own sweet and savory chili sauce. So juicy and tender...

Chili Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

TURKEY LEFTOVER RECIPES

OK, if you ARE cooking a turkey, here is what you might make with those delicious leftovers - Madness Style!

Smoked Turkey Sliders with Sriracha Mayo

Sliders are the perfect party food, especially this recipe with sliced smoked turkey breast topped with melty cheese, fresh tomato, roasted jalapeno slices, avocado, and a quick sriracha-mayo. Let's get it started!

Smoked Turkey Sliders Sriracha Mayo

Cheesy Jalapeno Popper-Turkey Sandwiches

A tasty turkey sandwich recipe made with layers of cream cheese, oven roasted turkey, melted cheese, stuffed jalapeno poppers, bacon and tomato. Perfect for leftovers!

Jalapeno Popper Turkey Sandwiches

Hot Turkey Sandwich with Tangy Mustard BBQ Sauce

Shaved turkey, horseradish cheddar, South Carolina Mustard barbecue sauce, pan crisped jalapeno slices, heirloom tomato on brioche bun. Get the recipe here. Great for leftover turkey.

Hot Turkey Sandwich Mustard BBQ Sauce Recipe

So many recipe ideas! I hope your Thanksgiving holiday gathering is filled with love, warmth, and family. And spiciness! Take care,

Mike and Patty

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