Mexican food is not all spicy – that is a common misconception about the cuisine. There are non-spicy Mexican soup recipes, Mexican salad recipes, Mexican dip recipes and plenty more. However, Mexicans do like to use chili in their recipes and sometimes it is fun to make spicy Mexican recipes.
You can spice up pretty much any Mexican food recipe by adding some minced chili or chili powder. If you are making guacamole or salsa, you can decide how hot you want it. Guacamole is usually served alongside spicy food because it is cool, creamy and cools the mouth but fiery salsas can be really flavorful and the fieriness of the chili contrasts brilliantly with the sweet, cool tomatoes.
Authentic Mexican food recipes like Mexican stew and Mexican casserole can be made as spicy as you want. If you are feeding a family or mixed group, you might want to make your Mexican food mild and leave a bottle of hot sauce on the table. That way, people can adjust the spiciness of their own meal.
Sweet and Spicy Food
The Mexicans also love to combine sweetness with spice and snacks like caramelized jalapenos or chili flavored chocolate are not unusual in Mexico. The sweetness and spiciness complement one another in a way you would only understand if you have tried it.
You can get a similar taste if you combine sweetness and spice in a savory Mexican food recipe. Corn is sweet, as are fresh tomatoes and these are also Mexican staples. Try adding chilies to a corn or tomato based dish and you will see how the flavors go together.
Mexican Style Spicy Bean Burgers
This is a very simple recipe for Mexican bean burgers. Beans are one of the primary Mexican staples and whether you are looking for a vegetarian Mexican recipe or just something a little bit different, this healthy, wholesome, and tasty bean burger recipe is guaranteed to satisfy your hunger.
This recipe makes four to eight bean burgers, depending how big you make them. If you want to make appetizer recipes for a Superbowl party or similar event, you can make mini bean burgers or, if you want to satisfy a raging hunger, make them big and juicy and serve them with lots of toppings!
What you will need:
- 16 oz can red kidney beans
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 carrot
- 1/2 green bell pepper
- 1/2 white onion
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/8 cup chunky salsa
How to make them:Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Drain and rinse the kidney beans. Peel, steam and mash the carrot. Chop the onion and bell pepper. Combine everything to make balls and shape the balls into patties. Bake them for 20 minutes, and then serve on buns with salsa, lettuce, and tomato. Top each spicy bean burger with a slice of Mexican cheese if you like and serve right away.