Habaneros are grown in Costa Rica, Belize, Texas and California.  The most come from Mexico’s Yucatan Pennisula where 1,500 tons are harvested each year!

 

In the Caribbean they say the best hot sauce is the one that burns a hole in the tablecloth.

 

 

In 1722 Dominican priest Francisco Ximenez declared that the habanero was so hot that it would “make a bull unable to eat!”

 

This is one of our favorites and it’s on sale at Amazon. Castillo Habanero Hot Sauce Red, 5-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 24)

 
Kick Butt Chicken
Recipe Type: Main
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Serves: 4
You want love in a pan. Here’s love in a pan baby.
Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 habanero, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Put chicken in a pan and season with salt and pepper. Sauté veggies and habanero in oil. Pour over chicken and bake for 20 minutes. Heat the butter and add the garlic, cook for a minute and add flour and mustard, cook for 3-4 minutes, pour in milk while constantly stirring. Season with salt and pepper and a dash of nutmeg. When chicken is done, pour over cheese mixture and broil for 5 minutes until golden. Serve with rice or noodles and don’t go near the scale for at least a week!

 

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Although the name suggests they are “from Havana,” Habanero peppers are believed to have originated in the Caribbean and/or South America.

 

 

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Medium Shallotts, chopped
5 Habaneros, chopped  (or more, how brave are YOU?)
1 Green Bell Pepper, chopped
1 Yellow Bell Pepper, chopped
1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped (see the color thing we’re gong for)
4 Cloves of Garlic, minced
2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin
1 Can of Red Kidney Beans, drained
1 Can of Cannellini Beans, drained
1 Can of Black Beans, drained
1/2 Chipotle Pepper
2 28oz Cans of crushed

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a saucepan and add onion and bell peppers.  Cook 10 minutes.  Add garlic, cumin, and habaneros, cook for 5 more minutes.   Add everything else, bring to a boil, then simmer for 30 minutes.  Feel the heat my friend.  Feel the heat.

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Why does everyone love Franks Hot Sauce?  All we know is you can put it on just about everything and it is the main ingredient in the best buffalo chicken dip recipe.  Ok- so there are no habaneros in this hot sauce but it does feature the habas cousin, Mr. Cayenne…so we’re good with it!

 

 

A general rule of thumb is, the smaller the habanero, the HOTTER!!!!!

 

1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon butter
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup Monterey jack cheese, shredded
3 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 to 1 habanero (depending on how hot you want it!), diced
1 plum tomato, diced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Melt butter over low heat.  Add habanero, cook for 2 minutes.  Stir in flour and cook for a couple minutes until golden (not browned).  Stir in cream and cook 3-5 minutes stirring frequently until thicker.  Don’t boil!  Stir in cheese.  Add tomato, worchestershire and salt to taste.  Serve with torilla chips.  Enjoy!

 

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