Spicy Sandwiches Not for the Faint of Heart

  • 01 of 15

    Fried Chicken and Biscuit Sandwich

    Fried Chicken and Biscuit
    Grilled Cheese Social

    There's nothing quite like a fried chicken and biscuit sandwich. It's crispy, rich, comforting, and it's probably known as one of the best sandwiches that has ever existed. The fried chicken in this dish is doused with a hot honey which adds a sweet and spicy depth that is completely irresistible. And when it's all piled on top of a buttery biscuit, you'll understand why it's the perfect meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. 

  • 02 of 15

    Avocado and Medium Boiled Egg Grilled Cheese With Sriracha

    Avocado and Soft-Boiled Egg grilled Cheese with Sriracha
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Since breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day - why not make one dish that has everything you need to get your day started?

    This savory breakfast grilled cheese pairs nutty gouda with creamy avocado, a perfectly cooked medium boiled egg, and some spicy Sriracha all grilled between two buttery slices of wholegrain bread. And best of all - this breakfast sandwich is perfect to eat on the run! 

  • 03 of 15

    Ricotta, Stewed Sweet Potatoes + Hot Honey Grilled Cheese

    Smoked Ricotta, Stewed Sweet Potatoes + Hot Honey Grilled Cheese
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Smoked ricotta, fragrant stewed sweet potatoes, and sweet and spicy hot honey combine to make this Vegetarian grilled cheese packed with flavor. I recommend using Salvatore Brooklyn's smoked ricotta because it is the best thing that's ever been invented, ever!

  • 04 of 15

    Open-Faced Thai Toast Sandwich

    Open Faced Thai Sandwich
    Grilled Cheese Social

    A simpler version of this Thai Toast originally appeared in Bon Appetit Magazine but has since been enhanced to add honey to balance out the savory and salty flavors! If you're unfamiliar with this type of breakfast, peanut butter toast is a simple and fast way to instantly get protein into your system and also helps boost low blood sugar levels. When Sriracha, lime juice, and cilantro are added, this open-faced Thai sandwich gets even more flavorful and much more exciting. Even though it sounds sort of unusual, believe me, once you try this Thai Toast, you'll have a new go-to breakfast that's quick, easy and delicious. And best of all, it's good for you!

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  • 05 of 15

    Kimchi and Brisket Grilled Cheese

    Kimchi and Brisket Grilled Cheese
    Grilled Cheese Social

    If you've never had kimchi and are afraid to try it - this kimchi and brisket sandwich might just be perfect for you! It's buttery, rich, and creamy - basically all that is good within the grilled cheese world... while at the same time having delicious brisket and spicy yummy kimchi. The Sriracha barbecue sauce is super simple to make and is totally addicting. And best of all the kimchi acts as a probiotic so that means it's a super healthy grilled that's sure to please!

  • 06 of 15

    Fried Chicken and Waffle Grilled Cheese

    Fried Chicken and Waffle Grilled Cheese
    Grilled Cheese Social

    When we think of popular modern soul food breakfasts, chicken and waffles is probably one of the first menu items to comes to mind. This isn't surprising since it's basically the best combination that's ever existed... but when you pair this modern American classic with another classic - the grilled cheese sandwich - then you've got a combo that can't lose. 

    Featuring crispy fried chicken, gooey melted cheese, and hot sauce and honey grilled between two buttery waffles, this fried chicken and waffle sandwich will change your world. Guaranteed.  

  • 07 of 15

    Seattle Hot Dog

    Seattle Hot Dogs

     The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    Seattle hot dogs combine some of the strongest flavors you can find in the average kitchen. The toppings include jalapeños and sauerkraut, while Sriracha sauce and brown mustard are favorite garnishes. All that spice gets a cool contrast from the cream cheese.

    Cook the hot dogs on the grill or stovetop, and be sure to toast the buns. When it all comes together, you'll be amazed at the taste and quickly realize why it's so popular on Seattle's street food scene.

  • 08 of 15

    Pimento Cheese + Ham Biscuit Sandwiches

    Pimento Cheese + Ham Biscuit Sandwiches
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Rich, creamy and irresistible pimento cheese and ham biscuit sandwiches are filled with pimento cheese on a flaky buttery biscuit with a few slices of salty-sweet country fried ham, bright and flavorful pickled red onions, and earthy and vibrant bright green scallions. It's comfort food at its finest and it's bite-sized so you don't have to feel guilty!

    These little tea-time sandwiches are the perfect appetizer for baby showers, luncheons, or when you just really need to sit on the couch and binge eat until you're satiated. And although this recipe only makes one sandwich, I prefer to serve these by the dozen with a few pitchers of mimosas or bloody marys. 

    If you're vegetarian, leave out the pan-fried country ham and try adding a thick slice of salted tomato or some herbed buttermilk dressed greens. 

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  • 09 of 15

    Scrambled Egg, Garlic Hot Sauce + Tomato Grilled Cheese

    Scrambled Eggs, Alpha Tolman Cheese, Garlic Habanero Hot Sauce, and Salted Tomato Grilled Cheese
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Breakfast on the go is easy with this creamy and rich grilled cheese! Alpine-style Alpha Tolman Cheese by The Cellars at Jasper HIll melts beautifully alongside scrambled eggs and fresh slices of salted tomatoes. Hearty Texas toast helps keep everything glued together and the Garlic Habanero Hot Sauce adds an extra zing of flavor and helps awaken the taste buds early in the morning. This sandwich definitely will make your breakfast more exciting.

  • 10 of 15

    Steamed Buns With Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts + Crispy Pork Belly

    Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprout Steamed Buns with Pork Belly
    Grilled Cheese Social

    In this awesome Honey Sriracha bao recipe, crispy fried pork belly, a sweet and spicy honey-Sriracha sauce, chopped peanuts, and soy sauce glazed brussels sprouts are packed into a light and airy steamed bun.

  • 11 of 15

    Bulgogi Beef Steamed Buns

    Bulgogi Beef Steamed Bun
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Korean Bulgogi Beef Steamed Buns, made with a spicy blend of gochujang, ginger, garlic, spices, and soy sauce, is marinated, grilled, and stuffed into light, fluffy, and slightly sweet steamed buns. Fresh shredded carrot, sprigs of cilantro, slices of pickled burdock (or radish), and pickled cucumbers rounds are added to the sandwich to lighten and freshen it up. And as for the kewpie mayo, well that creamy Japanese goodness is smeared on the inside of the steamed buns to help it all stay together. And trust me, if you're mouth isn't watering, go ahead and re-read the first few sentences. See what I mean? Ok, it's time for you to try this. 

  • 12 of 15

    Spicy Chicken Katsu Toasted Sesame Steamed Buns

    Chicken Katsu Steamed Buns with pickles, cilantro and chili paste
    Grilled Cheese Social

    With a kick from sambal, a spicy Asian vinegary hot sauce paste, a hint of tartness from quick pickled cucumbers, and a pop of herbal freshness from cilantro, this chicken katsu steamed bun recipe results in one heck of a spicy chicken sandwich. 

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  • 13 of 15

    Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

    Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
    Grilled Cheese SOcial

    Buffalo chicken sandwich is totally one of those seasonal foods that you only really think about during football season. We love how it's rich and creamy but also spicy and crispy. It's literally the perfect game day snack!

    For our go-to version, we stick with this sandwich that's made with crispy buffalo fried chicken smothered in ranch and blue cheese, topped with carrots and arugula, and tucked in between a crisp and buttery toasted potato bun. 

  • 14 of 15

    Chicken, Bacon and Waffle Sandwich

    Fried Chicken, Bacon, And Waffle Sandwich
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Imagine this chicken sandwich - a crunchy honey butter slathered waffle filled with crispy buttermilk fried chicken, drizzled in Sriracha maple syrup and topped with smokey bacon. It totally sounds like something out of a dream but wake up readers because this is real life and I'm sharing the recipe right here! 

  • 15 of 15

    Spicy Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches

    Spicy Fried Chicken Biscuit Sandwich
    Grilled Cheese Social

     Super crispy fried chicken and tangy homemade pickles, slathered with a hot and spicy pepper sauce and packed into a buttery biscuit. Can't stand the heat? No problem. Check out this chicken sandwich or simply leave out the peppers from the ingredients below.