Some Like it Hot! A Collection of Hot and Spicy American Food Recipes

We Americans pride ourselves on being an adventurous people, and this is especially true when it comes to food. Here's a collection of recipes dedicated to those who like their flavors big and bold.

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    Buffalo hot wings
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    This is a variation on the classic Buffalo chicken wings recipe. This simple hot wings recipe is perfect for any party and works with a number of dips.

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    Roast pork tenderloin
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    Sweet, tart pineapple juice and spicy, smoky chipotle combine to give this pork tenderloin recipe a bright south-of-the-border flavor.

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    grilled moroccan shrimp
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    This spicy grilled shrimp recipe is an easy, but impressive, seafood dish. A few hours in the spicy marinade and these shrimp are ready for the fire.

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    Chicken and sausage gumbo
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    This gumbo recipe is a spicy, meaty, comforting Cajun stew, usually served with rice. Andouille sausage is a traditional ingredient in gumbo recipes, but any spicy, smoked sausage will work in this classic American recipe.

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    Kale sausage soup
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    Kale is one of the most nutritious greens out there, and pairs perfectly with sausage in this very hearty spicy sausage and kale soup.