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Spice Up Your Winter Lineup with These 15 Chile-Infused Recipes

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When the cold has seeped into your bones and no amount of vigorous hand-rubbing or blanket-burrowing will shake the chill off, turn to chiles—and chile-infused dishes. Not only will they make your tongue burn, but they're guaranteed to heat you up from the inside, out. Whether it's in a garlicky, ginger-kicked noodle soup with tongue-numbing Szechuan peppercorns, a twist on Nashville hot chicken (over cheesy waffles, no less), or even in a toasted chile oil to drizzle on everything, hot dishes are here to warm you—and taste delicious in the process. Because if you can't cozy up to a roaring fire, these 15 spicy recipes are the next best thing:

Sichuan Dan-Dan Noodles
Sichuan Dan-Dan Noodles
Queso Fundido con Hongos

Queso Fundido con Hongos by aargersi

Roasted Achiote Chicken with Potatoes, Broccoli, and Tangerine Aioli

Roasted Achiote Chicken with Potatoes, Broccoli, and Tang... by savorthis

Hot Chicken and Jalapeño Bacon Cheddar Waffle
Hot Chicken and Jalapeño Bacon Cheddar Waffle
Ethiopian-Inspired Spicy Chicken Stew

Ethiopian-Inspired Spicy Chicken Stew by Abbie C

Broiled Spicy Steak with Garlic Chips on Gorgonzola Crostini

Broiled Spicy Steak with Garlic Chips on Gorgonzola Crostini by TheWimpyVegetarian

Chicken Vindaloo Vesuvius
Chicken Vindaloo Vesuvius
Shell-On Shrimp with Rosemary, Garlic & Chile
Shell-On Shrimp with Rosemary, Garlic & Chile
Vegetarian Ma Po Tofu
Vegetarian Ma Po Tofu
Spicy, Garlicky Broccoli Sandwich

Spicy, Garlicky Broccoli Sandwich by Sarah Jampel

Winter Squash Soup with (Less) Red Chile and Mint

Winter Squash Soup with (Less) Red Chile and Mint by Nicholas Day

Spicy Sesame Pork Soup with Noodles

Spicy Sesame Pork Soup with Noodles by gingerroot

Taiwanese-Style Whole Fish With Chilies and Basil

Taiwanese-Style Whole Fish With Chilies and Basil by Cathy Erway

Mekhong-Style Baby Back Ribs with Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
Mekhong-Style Baby Back Ribs with Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
Spicy Turkey Meatloaf
Spicy Turkey Meatloaf

What's your favorite way to warm yourself up from the inside, out? A cup of hot cocoa or steaming tea? A huge bowl of pho? Tell us in the comments!


Tags: chili, chile, spicy, spices, winter, cozy