Hot and Spicy: Must-Have Red Pepper Recipes for Dinner


Chili is one of the most popular spices. It is also one of the healthiest – it contains up to 7 times more vitamin C than oranges! This spice is also a good source of vitamins A and E and is known for many health benefits such as relieving muscle and joint pain as well as improving digestion.

So, if you are in for an appetizing dinner, here are some delicious chili dinner recipes that you must try:

Chili and Chicken Stew

What do you need:

  • 2 cups cooked and cubed chicken meat

  • 2 cups of frozen mixed vegetables

  • 1 1/2 cup diced tomatoes

  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth

  • 1 1/2 cup cream of chicken soup

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 green pepper, chopped

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in cooked chicken, chicken broth, soup and chili powder. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes. Add the vegetable and tomato mixture and simmer for another 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. When the vegetables are cooked through, remove them from the heat. Serve hot.

Beef Stir-Fry with Chili and Orange

What do you need:

  • 1/2 kg. round beef steak, cut into thin strips

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1 cup of beef broth

  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade

  • 1/4 cup orange peel, cut into strips

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

  • 1/4 cup sherry

  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil

  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Combine beef broth, orange marmalade, soy sauce, sherry, cornstarch and red pepper flakes in a medium bowl. Stir until all the ingredients are well combined. Put aside. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the beef strips and sauté for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Add the garlic, orange zest and ginger and cook for 1 minute more. Pour the red pepper mixture over the beef and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and serve immediately.

The ultimate chili casserole

What do you need:

  • 3/4 kg. Ground beef

  • 3 stalks of celery, chopped

  • 2 red peppers, thinly sliced

  • 1 3/4 cup chili beans

  • 1 3/4 cups corn kernels

  • 1 3/4 cups diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup egg noodles, cooked

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese

  • 1/4 cup taco sauce

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and onions and sauté for 8 to 10 minutes or until the beef is golden brown and the onions are tender. Drain the fat then stir in the celery, chili peppers, chili beans, corn, tomatoes and taco sauce. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Place the cooked egg noodles in a large baking dish. Pour the beef mixture over the noodles and toss to coat. Top with cheese before baking in a preheated oven (175 degrees Celsius) until cheese is completely melted, about 20 minutes.

With these quick and easy chili pepper recipes, you’re sure to have a satisfying hot and spicy dinner tonight!


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