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Spice Up Your Night

You may know Rachael as the queen of burgers, but let me tell ya, this lady knows spicy, too. 

Rachael loves spices and special ways to combine them to bring out the best in your dish. She also loves straight-up spicy!

From hot sauce, to jalapeños, we cover all the heat bases in our round up of Rach’s 12 spiciest recipes.

Spicy Italian Beef Nachos

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Inspired by the Windy City’s iconic Italian beef sandwich, these heaping nachos were served at this year’s Feedback in Chicago. Staying true to the sammie’s original form, Rach added Chicago-style spicy giardiniera for the perfect amount of heat.

Riggies with Charred Tomatoes, Hot Sausage, Kale and Ricotta

Photo by The Rachael Ray Show

You know we love a punch in our pasta! Kick up the heat in your pasta with hot sausage – and add a heaping dollop of ricotta right on top for good measure.

Hot & Sweet Sausage, Pepper and Onion Hoagies

Photo by The Rachael Ray Show

The secret to the perfect spicy dish is balance. This hot sausage combines heat with sweet for a lunch special you’ll want time and time again.

Spicy Herb-Roasted Haricots Verts

Photo by The Rachael Ray Show

Let your side-dish up your dinner’s heat factor with these Spicy Herb-Roasted Haricots Verts. Try them in place of french fries for a healthier option that’s still crispy and delicious!

Spicy Turkey Burgers with Barbecued Onions

Photo by The Rachael Ray Show

Sometimes turkey burgers can get a little bland…Leave it to Rach to make them full of flavor! She topped these babies with barbecue onions and cool pickles for a towering burger that is as tasty as it looks.

Hot Chicken Sandwiches with Pickles ‘n Slaw

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A chicken sammie is one of our favorite eats. To keep the heat at bay, Rachael pairs  fried chicken with refreshing slaw and soft white bread. If you want the sammie to be extra delicious, try double-coating the chicken.

Spicy Steak Salad with Sriracha Dressing

Photo by The Rachael Ray Show

Sriracha lovers rejoice! This salad dressing has been made with your favorite condiment. A bed of lettuce compliments the extra spicy steak for a tasty, gluten-free meal.

Spicy Butternut and Vegetable “Stoup”

You don’t need meat to get the heat! Make your next stoup (soup + stew) spicy like Rach by adding chili powder.

Spicy Chicken and Cheddar Waffle Sandwiches

Photo by The Rachael Ray Show

We love eating with our hands! And here’s a fun twist on classic chicken and waffles so you can eat it on the go.

Spicy Tomato Soup and Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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They always say to pair spicy food with dairy. Rachael utilizes this technique with this adaption to a childhood fave. Feel free to add even more red pepper flakes for extra spiciness. 

HAH (Hot as Hell) Cherry Tomato Sauce All-Arrabiata

The title doesn’t lie! For the brave souls out there that are craving something super hot, this one is for you.

Italian Combo Hoagies with Roast Beef, Hot Sausage, Peppers and Onions

Photo by The Rachael Ray Show

When you’re feeling extra hungry, try this monster of a sandwich combing roast beef and hot sausage. It’s the key to any meat-lover’s heart. 

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