Check here for recipes too good to pass up on! Want to share one? Just shoot an e-mail to our Editor in Chief at editor@chilepepper.com. Looking for something in particular? Just search for it above!

  • Another perfect complement to grilled pork or chicken, it adds a sweet and savory bite that will surely please. It’s also fantastic on grilled hotdogs and brats, and slathered over a giant burger. Make this addictive sauce ahead, and the heat will build by the...

  • These fun appetizers are a take on an old favorite: jalapeño poppers. YIELD 6–8 servings PREP TIME 25 minutes ZEST FACTOR Medium COOK TIME 7 minutes 5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled 5 jalapeños, seeded and diced 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 teaspoon...

  • This “cake” combines graham crackers soaked in a delicious spiced coffee mixture and a sweet whipped cream. Tiramisu lovers will love the twist! YIELD 12 servings ZEST FACTOR Mild PREP TIME 6 hours COOK TIME none 2 cups brewed coffee, divided 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon,...

  • Do you ever watch those barbecue competitions on the cooking networks? Well, we were inspired to give it a faux go in our test kitchen—this was our “winning” dish. We were so impressed with the presentation, flavor and texture of the meat that we joked...

  • These chops are tender and full of flavor. We used a rack of Australian lamb chops, which is a touch smaller than the typical American version, making ’em perfect for these appetizer portions. YIELD 6–8 servings ZEST FACTOR Mild PREP TIME 1 hour, 10 minutes...

  • Calling all cheese-and-potato lovers! This recipe is for you. Although store-bought pimento cheese can be a tad overwhelming, this homemade version balances perfectly with the potatoes. Hint: Make this potato salad the night before to allow the flavor to really develop and mingle. YIELD ABOUT...

  • Literally a lava pit of goodness on your grill, this faux stuffed burger is crazy easy to make and insanely good. But let me warn you, this stuff is hot. YIELD 6 monster burgers ZEST FACTOR hot PREP TIME 15 minutes COOK TIME 15 minutes...

  • This tasty, two-bite app is a quick and easy way to get your barbecue bash going as the brisket and ribs are being smoked. While we like our guacamole chunky, feel free to lightly mash the avocados before incorporating other ingredients. Any extra can be...

  • My proximity to Wisconsin is showing in this dish. The northern state is known for their brats as well as their cheese, so why not combine them? Here, we have brats stewed in beer and finished on the grill, topped with a homemade beer cheese,...

  • This pie has a banana “ice cream” base, and is covered with all the usual sundae topping suspects. Prep the bananas the night before by slicing and freezing them. Break this beauty out at the end of an evening summer soiree—and become everyone’s new favorite...