Spicy Caribbean Chili

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Today’s recipe is a continuation from last week’s post because I still had some of that deliciously spicy chocolate habanero sauce left over. It was too spicy to eat as a salsa (yes even for me) so I decided to experiment with a version of a Caribbean chili using the slow cooker.

I’ve participated in a few chili competitions in the past and have always found the four, and five-alarm chili’s to be so spicy, they obliterate your tongue and you don’t taste any of the other ingredients.

What was surprisingly wonderful about adding the Caribbean hot sauce to the mix in this chili was you still tasted the pork, ground beef, and tomato base, but you also picked up a great smoky, tangy heat at the end. My mouth was burning when I finished my bowl, but it wasn’t an overpowering heat, it was just right.

The next chili competition I enter will be using this recipe!

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Sting of the Scorpion Tail Chili and Salsa

Sting of the Scorpion Tail Chili

Have you ever been given or purchased a unique food item, where later when you had it at home, staring at you from the kitchen counter, daring you to cook with it, and you had no idea what to do?  I have and I am not ashamed to admit it.  Hence the story of my adventures in cooking with scorpion peppers.

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