Extra Smoky Margarita

Extra Smoky Margarita

We make a damn good Smoky Marg at Mexicue. Here’s a way to take it...
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Chai Mezcal Hot Toddy

Chai Mezcal Hot Toddy

We have a winter storm on the way in the Northeast so thought we'd share...
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Sweet Potato Wedges with Herbs and Chili Salt

Sweet Potato Wedges with Herbs and Chili Salt

How it is already November?! We just can’t believe how quickly time has flown--it feels...
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Turkey Gobbler Grilled Taco

Turkey Gobbler Grilled Taco

Why not just skip the Thanksgiving meal and get right to the good stuff: leftovers....
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Hosting a Tamalada

In some households, tamales are totems of the holiday season. The corn-based steamed cakes studded...
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Chorizo Cornbread Stuffing

8 cups of cornbread 1 cup celery, diced 3 cups White onion, diced 1 cup Poblano,...
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Master Class: Mexican Hot Chocolate

Master Class: Mexican Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate might be marketed most successfully to those under the age of 10, but...
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Spiced Pumpkin Tacos

Spiced Pumpkin Tacos

Here's the recipe for our farmer's market taco challenge from today... a spiced (and spicy!)...
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Habanero Blackberry Bourbon

Habanero Blackberry Bourbon

This slightly sweet and very spicy cocktail with apple cider and muddled blackberry is perfect...
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Mexicue Smoky Margarita

Mexicue Smoky Margarita

This smoky spin on a classic margarita hits the smoky, sweet, spicy sweet-spot.  1 oz...
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Green Chili Queso Mac & Cheese

Green Chili Queso Mac & Cheese

With Fall upon us and restaurants not fully open, we thought we would make it...
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Quick Pickled Veggies

Quick Pickled Veggies

This is the season for fermenting garden veggies. Properly fermenting is long and slightly tricky but...
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Montauk Margarita

Montauk Margarita

  3-4 cubes fresh pineapple 1 oz tequila blanco  1 oz coconut liquor 1/2 oz...
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Mexicue Michelada

The key to our house michelada at Mexicue is the sangria base which is packed...
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Smoky Sangrita

Sangrita is one of our favorite weapons in the kitchen and at the bar for...
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Spicy Watermelon Margarita

This slightly spicy watermelon mint margarita is hitting the Mexicue menu next week. We're sharing...
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10 Creative Ways Use Your Homemade Hot Sauce

10 Creative Ways Use Your Homemade Hot Sauce

All right! You just made your first two hot sauces with your Homemade Hot Sauce...
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Tips for Planting Peppers in Your Garden

Tips for Planting Peppers in Your Garden

Spring is in the air, and that means it is time for most of the...
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St. Patrick's Day Recipes...with a Kick!

At the end of every rainbow might not be a pot o' gold, but this...
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Peppertizers - Easy Pepper Appetizers That Everyone Will Love

Here at The Chili Lab, we encourage you to do more than just make your...
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Pepper of the Week: Morita Pepper

Pepper of the Week: Morita Pepper

The Morita Pepper is one of the most popular chili peppers in Mexican cuisine. Typically...
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Pepper of the Week: Raja Mirchi

Pepper of the Week: Raja Mirchi

#POW Pepper of the Week Raja Mirchi/Ghost Pepper We're used to going bold each #POW,...
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Pepper of the Week: Prik Chi Faa

Pepper of the Week: Prik Chi Faa

Little is known on this week's Pepper of the Week. However, this chili pepper has...
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Hot Sauce Field Guide: Pepper Sherry

Check out our blog post on Preserving Chiles for a quick primer before using this...
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Hot Sauce Master Class: Preserving Chilies

Long before we came out with our hot sauce making kit, we can chalk up...
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Hot Sauce Field Guide: Nam Prik

There is no better example of the balance between sweet, salty, sour and spicy than...
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Hot Sauce Field Guide: Grilled Peach Salsa

Not exactly a hot sauce but definitely a close cousin, this salsa should be on...
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Hot Sauce Field Guide: Belizean Heat

One of our favorite bottled hot sauces on the market is a habanero-based condiment from...
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Hot Sauce Field Guide: Muhammara

As far as Middle Eastern dips are concerned, muhammara is the stepsister, always outflanked by...
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Hot Sauce Field Guide: Mojo Picon

Mojo, like salsa or aji, is really a blanket term, used across multiple countries to...
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Hot Sauce Field Guide: Sauce Ti Malice

Hot Sauce Field Guide: Sauce Ti Malice

As the makers of the Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit, you can say we...
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Hot Sauce Field Guide: Piri Piri Sauce

Hot Sauce Field Guide: Piri Piri Sauce

Also called “peri peri,” this sauce straddles two continents. It originated in Africa and is...
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Hot Sauce Field Guide: Harissa

Hot Sauce Field Guide: Harissa

This red pepper condiment is ubiquitous on the tables of restaurants and homes alike in...
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Kimchi Stew

If you have yet to experience the magic that is gochujang, allow this recipe to...
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Roasted Banana Coconut Bread

There are, not exaggerating, probably millions of banana bread recipes out there. Everyone’s an expert...
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Chili Herb Shortbread

We love a make-ahead recipe that saves us time while still impressing our guests. Savory...
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Ginger Chile Pancakes

This time of year, that family of ingredients known as “baking spices” gets extra attention....
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Chili de Arbol Profile

Name: Chili de Arbol Flavor: juniper, smoke, sage, lemon Heat Level: Hot These small, skinny...
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Risotto with Leeks, Herbs and Chilies de Árbol

We first came to love chiles de árbol through a cookbook called Sunday Suppers at...
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Holiday Detox Drink

Welcome back, friends! We hope your Thanksgiving was filled with great food and, most importantly,...
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Master Class: Mexican Hot Chocolate Pie

Earlier this week, we shared our recipe for Mexican Hot Chocolate [link], and in the...
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Weekend Project: Pumpkin Habanero Hot Sauce

Weekend Project: Pumpkin Habanero Hot Sauce With the abundance of hot sauce that’s now available...
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Cumin Lamb with Chiles and Scallions

Cumin Lamb with Chiles and Scallions Serves 2 After ordering this dish countless times at...
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Paprikash Leftovers

 On Monday we shared our favorite recipe for chicken paprikash, the classic Hungarian stewed chicken...
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Chicken Paprikash

Goulash may be the best known culinary export of Hungary, but chicken paprikash is the...
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Hot Sauce Field Guide: Mole

Last week, we told you about our Hot Sauce Field Guide, and this week we’re...
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Introducing the Hot Sauce Cookbook

Being that we’re devoted to all things chilies, it should come as no surprise that...
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Hot Sauce Deviled Eggs

Hot Sauce Deviled Eggs

Our new Hot Sauce Field Guide has a pretty good range of recipes that cover...
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Basic Hot Sauce Recipe

This is a base recipe for hot sauce that you can add to and mold...
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Recipe: Anaheim Pepper Corn Bread Pudding

This recipe is an improvement on the frequently dry squares of jalapeño-cheddar cornbread that come...
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Sambal Oelek Sticky Chicken Wings

Chicken wings and hot sauce are one of the most substantial pairings in the food...
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Sambal Oelek

At this point, Sriracha has become a household name, appearing with frequency on restaurant menus,...
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