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Spiced Sausage Corn Chowder

Spiced Sausage Chowder

This hearty spiced soup gets a mild smoky flavor from the sausage. Feel free to substitute bacon or just use plain leftover chicken or turkey.



  1. In a large soup pot saute onions and peppers with olive oil for 5 minutes on medium heat.
  2. Add garlic, cook 2 minutes.
  3. Add sausage, cook 5 minutes.
  4. Add chicken stock, potato and Sweet Heat Spices.
  5. Cook for 30 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender.
  6. Add corn and milk.
  7. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
  8. Stir in butter to finish the soup.
  9. Serve hot.

Prep Time: 20 minutes - Cook Time: 1 hour ; Yield: 6
Serving Size: cup

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Turkey Tortilla Soup

Turkey Tortilla Soup

This recipe is perfect for leftover turkey or chicken.


  • 2 zucchini, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup sweet onion, diced
  • 2 cups kale (or other greens)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Sauce Goddess Latin Heat Seasoning
  • 4 cups chicken or turkey broth (made from your turkey carcass or packaged)
  • 1 cup corn tortillas diced into 1" squares (also great with the tortilla chip crumbs)
  • 2 cups chopped turkey
  • 1 cup corn (frozen, canned or fresh)
  • 1 can black beans, drained well
  • 1 lime, sliced into wedges
  • Fresh cilantro chopped to garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste

  1. In a large soup pot sauté veggies (first 5 items) for 5-10 minutes on medium/low in olive oil and Latin Heat.
  2. Add broth and tortillas.
  3. Simmer on medium for 30 minutes. Do not let it boil.
  4. Add turkey, beans and corn.
  5. Continue cooking for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Taste. Add salt and pepper as needed.
  7. Serve steaming hot with a garnish of fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime

Prep Time: 20 minutes - Cook Time: 1 hour ; Yield: 6
Serving Size: cup

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Tostada Quick Snap Snack



  1. Grill on low
  2. Brush oil on each tortilla
  3. Place them oil side down on the warm grill
  4. Cook until warm and light grill marks
  5. Flip and add cheese
  6. Sprinkle with Latin Heat
  7. Once the cheese melts, remove from the grill
  8. Plate and let your guests top them with what they want
  9. They can be rolled or eaten like a tostada or taco
  10. One hand on your drink, one hand on your food

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Triple Option Tacos


    The taco
  • corn and flour tortillas
  • shredded cabbage or lettuce
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheese
  • lime wedges
  • avocado slices
  • cilantro

  1. Place Tri-tip in a ziptop bag
  2. Add 1/4 cup Big & Tangy Black Pepper Sauce and 2 Tbsp Latin Heat spices
  3. Move the meat around to make sure the marinade coats the entire surface of the meat
  4. Remove the air from the bag and seal closed
  5. Refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours (while you're on the way to the big game)
  6. Grill on high to sear
  7. Reduce heat and cook until done
  8. Let rest 5 minutes and then slice thin
  9. Serve on tortillas with extras listed above

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Poultry and Pork Brine

Poultry and Pork Brine

A tasty versatile brine recipe that works well with pork and poultry. Soak a turkey in if for 2-3 days for an amazing roast bird, or drop a pork loin roast in the brine for a day and be blown away by the flavor.


  • 1 gallon hot water
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Sauce Goddess Super Chunk spice rub
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary (or 3 Tbsp dry)
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 20 whole peppercorns (or 2 Tbsp black pepper)

    Brine Recipe
  1. Place all ingredients in a large pot and bring to a simmer.
  2. Once warm, taste it. It should be salty, slightly sweet, and have the flavor of the spices and herbs.
  3. Let cool completely.
    2-3 Day Roast Turkey
  1. Remove the wrapping from your mostly thawed turkey.
  2. Remove the neck and internal organs of giblets, heart and liver. Cook those or discard - it's up to you.
  3. We're going to brine it while it thaws the rest of the way. Place turkey in a cooler large enough for the turkey and the brine.
  4. Pour cooled brine over turkey and add water to cover if needed.
  5. Place something waterproof and heavy on top to hold the turkey under the liquid. A cookie sheet with a couple of cans of soup or a heavy cutting board should do it. The turkey MUST be below the liquid.
  6. Keep adding ice to the cooler as the turkey thaws. You want a slow thaw.
  7. Brine for 2-3 days until the turkey is thawed out. Once the turkey has thawed and has soaked in brine for at least one day it is ready to roast.
  8. Remove it from the brine and rinse completely with fresh water.
  9. Pat dry and roast as usual.
    Pork Loin
  1. Place up to 10 lbs of pork loin roast into brine. You can also cut the brine recipe in half for one 3-4 lb roast.
  2. Soak in brine for 1 day.
  3. Rinse in clean water and roast as usual.

Food Safety Note: It is very important that you check your turkey while it's thawing and soaking in brine. - The cooler needs to STAY AT 41 degrees. Add ice over the turkey as needed to keep that temperature cold. - ALL meat MUST BE COVERED while it brines. Air and temperature issues can cause bacteria to grow.

Prep Time: 1 hour ; Yield: 1 gallon of brine

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Cherry Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

Cherry Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

Take your pork to a new level of sophistication without the fuss. This recipe is a flavorful light dish versatile enough for any time of year. The marinade can also be made with cranberries, pomegranate or dried cherries (re-hydrated).


  • 2 cups cherry juice (or pomegranate)
  • 1/2 cup +2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Sauce Goddess Moroccan Twist Spice Rub
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 pork tenderloin, cut into 2" thick fillets
  • 1 cup fresh sweet cherries, pitted with steams removed

    Marinade and Finishing Sauce
  1. In a blender combine cherry juice, balsamic, lemon juice, 3/4 cup of the sweet cherries, 2 Tbsp of oil and Moroccan Twist seasoning. Blend on low to puree the cherries.
  2. Pour half the mixture into a storage container for basting. Add 1/4 cup cherries and refrigerate the finishing sauce until ready to cook.
  3. Pour the other half of the blended sauce into a zip top bag.
  4. Add remaining olive oil and pork to the bag.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Overnight is better.
    Cooking Pork
  1. After 6 hours, remove pork from fridge. Let sit while you heat the finishing sauce.
  2. Remove storage container of sauce from fridge and pour into sauce pan.
  3. Heat on warm until it starts bubbling to a simmer.
  4. Pour 1/2 cup into a basting bowl to use when grilling.
  5. Reduce the remaining sauce by continuing to simmer for 20 minutes on low to thicken.
  6. Heat your grill on medium.
  7. Remove pork from marinade bag and discard the marinade liquid and bag.
  8. Place pork fillets on the grill.
  9. Cook pork for 5 minutes per side.
  10. Then begin basting and flipping every 3 minutes until it feels firm and measures 165 degrees with a thermometer.
  11. Cover pork with finishing sauce and serve.

The combination of Moroccan spices and cherrie or pomegranate is really delicious.

Prep Time: 45 minutes - Cook Time: 30 minutes ; Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size: 3 filets

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Mexican Marinade and Dressing

The meat will be so tender and have an intense flavor of lime and cilantro. It will be a tiny bit spicy.



  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together.
  3. Done.

Use as a marinade or pork or chicken or beef. Overnight is great to really soak the flavors in. If you want to use it with firm fish, use half the juice or you will “cook” the fish and create ceviche.

Use as a dressing for slaw or salad with tacos. Shown here with mixed slaw with broccoli and cabbage and kale.

Prep Time: 20 minutes ; Yield: 3 cups

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Apple Pie Crumble

Apple Pie Crumble

Add a little zest to your pie by spicing up the crust. Our salted caramel corn adds a new flavor dimension to an all American favorite.


    Filling:
  • 6 apples, peeled, sliced (whatever apple you like, juicy and firm)
  • 1/4 tsp Moroccan Twist spice
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar (maple sugar is delicious if you can find it)
  • 1/4 tsp fresh nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp corn starch

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine apple filling in a bowl.
  3. Butter pie pan.
  4. Mix together crumble and crust ingredients completely.
  5. Sprinkle 1/2 crumble into pie pan.
  6. Spread evenly with your hands around the bottom and a small amount up the sides.
  7. Place pie pan in the oven and warm for 10 minutes. This will make the caramel corn sticky.
  8. Place apple filling over crust.
  9. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
  10. Uncover, top with remaining crumble and bake for 20 more minutes.

Prep Time: 15 minutes - Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes ; Yield: 1 pie

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Fresh Mexican Pollo Asada for tacos and more

Pollo asada literally means grilled chicken. For truly delicious grilled chicken with south of the border flavor, the marinade is what’s important. We’re using mostly lime juice and cilantro to make the flavors brighter than a heavy marinade. Once it’d grilled, it’s fantastic on chips for nachos or on a salad.



  1. Lay the meat in a pan.
  2. Sprinkle on Latin Heat and rub into to each slice.
  3. Drizzle with oil and lime juice.
  4. Place all in a zip top bag and let marinade in your fridge for up to 3 days.
  5. Grill over high heat and serve with tortillas, salsa and cabbage slaw.

Prep Time: 20 minutes - Cook Time: 20 minutes ; Yield: 4
Serving Size: 1/4 lb

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Creamy Avocado Dip

The creamy texture of avocados and the “good for us” fat makes them an easy addition to any meal. This recipe is a quick dip you an make. It’s like guacamole but with some dairy for extra creamy dipping.



  1. Slice each avocado in half and scoop out the insides into a bowl.
  2. Add sour cream and juice.
  3. Add spices. If you want it milder, use 1 1/2 tsp of Latin Heat. If you want it spicier, use 2 Tbsp.
  4. Stir to combine.
  5. Serve with tortillas chips or slices of fresh pepper.

Prep Time: 20 minutes ; Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size: 1/4 cup

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