Spicy Recipes

Cooper's Small Batch Hot Sauces pair amazingly with recipes from around the world. Our hot sauces are designed to pair well with food, not overwhelm.  You will find each of our hot sauces brightens different recipes in wonderful ways. From using our Jerk Hot Sauce to make a delicious Jerk Chicken Wings Recipe, or using our award winning Tomatillo Hot Sauce to make a Cold Pasta Salad or pour on a morning burrito. Try our Brisket with Red Chile Posole that uses our famous Chipotle hot sauce, Smokin' Hot Date. Want an alternative to spicy jam, try our two fruit hot sauces. 

Each of our eight Colorado Hot Sauces are made from scratch in Denver, Colorado, with all-natural ingredients. We don't ever use preservatives, thickeners or fillers, we use fresh chiles, garlic, onions, dates and other spices to make food-friendly hot sauces that elevate any dish.

Find some of our spicy recipes below that have just the right amount of heat that will have you craving more.

Spicy V​egan Coleslaw // Leche Diablesa

Ingredients:

1/2 Head of Cabbage, shredded/sliced* (or, roughly 4 cups)

4 Carrots, shredded

Salt and Pepper to taste (salt optional)

Leche Diablesa White Hot Sauce (vegan!)

(Use 1-2 Tablespoons to start, taste, and add more if you want more heat and flavor)

 

Directions:

Stir all ingredients together, sample and add a little more of our white hot sauce or salt or pepper to balance it out. Chill for 1 hour and serve, or serve immediately.

Other optional ingredients:

Garlic, peppers, peanuts, nuts, sunflower seeds, raisins, grapes, sesame oil, sliced apples, maple syrup or honey for sweetness, sesame seeds, lemon juice or lime juice. You could also toss this slaw with quinoa or noodles. *For the cabbage and carrots, you can make any amount you desire, you can use a whole head of cabbage which usually makes about 8-9 cups for a big crowd, double and adjust the amount of Leche Diablesa, our vegan white hot sauce accordingly.

 

You can also use purple cabbage for a purple/pink spicy vegan slaw. Short on time, you may also get pre-shredded coleslaw shredded cabbage and carrots if you don't want to chop, but believe us, chopping veggies is therapeutic stress relief. :)

Spinach Strawberry Salad

Jerk Chicken wings

Ingredients:

Jerk My Chain Hot Sauce - 1/2 Bottle

1 Can Beer

24 Chicken Wings

Salt & Pepper

Preparation / Direction

Marinate chicken overnight in 1/2 bottle of Jerk My Chain and sprinkle with salt & pepper. ( Use an Oven Safe Dish)

Next day, add 1/2 can of beer, cover and cook for 2-hours at 350 degrees. 

For best taste, cool overnight. Bake (425), grill or broil until crispy. Serve with Ranch or Blue Cheese

For elevated taste

Secret #1: Apricot Dipping Sauce

Apricot nectar, honey and thyme. Salt and Pepper 

Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients:

5 thighs of boneless chicken 

Garlic

Soy Sauce

Lettuce /Cabbage Wraps

Five spice

Ginger

Jalapeno pepper

Lo mein noodles

 

Direction:

Marinade chicken in 2 Tbsp of soy sauce and 1 tsp five spice for 15 min. Sauté chicken. Once chicken is brown and cooked through, add minced garlic and ginger- about 1 Tbsp each and 1 jalapeno quarter Add 2 Tbsp of Soy Sauce and one package (1lb) of lo mein noodles ( or you can use spaghetti) Sauté for 2- min until noodles are warm and mixed in with the sauce.  Salt and Pepper to taste.

 

Preparation:
Put Chicken into a lettuce / cabbage cup, add oriental rice crackers or peanuts. Top with Leche Diablesa

 

** This dish is perfect to use any one of our Colorado Hot Sauces in our Saucy Six Flavors depending on heat tolerance. Get our Hot Sauce Gift Set and use as dipping sauces to spice up any dinner! 

Brisket With Red Chili Posole 

Ingredients:

Smokin' Hot Date Hot Sauce - 1 bottle
3 Cans Beer

2 1/2 Onions

10 Cloves Garlic

20 Dried Gaujillo Peppers

1 Tbsp Cumin Seed

1 Tbsp Coriander

1 pd Pork Chorizo

4 Cups Cooked Posole

3 Tbsp Masa

4 Cups H2O

1/4 Cup Cheese

Preparation / Direction

Brisket

Heavily season brisket with salt and pepper. Sear, add 2 cans of beer and 1 bottle of Smokin' Hot Date over brisket and rub. Cover brisket, and braise in oven at 300 degrees for 8 hrs and refrigerate.

Chili

Dice onion and caramelize. De - glaze onion pan with 1 can of beer. Reduce beer and add the cloves of chopped garlic, cumin, coriander, chorizo, Posole and masa. Continue to cook until chorizo is cooked.

Chili Base

Reconstitute 20 gaujillo peppers, puree, and strain to remove seeds. Combine chili and chili base together, finish by adding 4 cups of water.

Cold Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

Pasta any kind

Veggies any kind

Salt

Pepper

1 jar Artichoke Hearts

Jal-up-in-yo Tomatillo Hot Sauce

Feta Cheese

Direction:

Cook 1 box of Pasta, strain and add tons of veggies. Be creative, such as cauliflower, raw broccoli, baby corn, celery, carrots, hearts of palm, radish, etc. if you like it use it.

Secret #1: Artichoke hearts. Get the small jar marinated in oil & spices. Put the whole jar in.

Secret #2: Jal-up-in yo Tomatillo. Start with 3 Tbsp, mix it all together, add salt & pepper to taste. Continue this a few times, just to make sure you like the flavor. You will use about 1/2 the jar of hot sauce.

Preparation:

Refrigerate overnight, letting it sit allows for all the great spices to settle into the veggies and pasta! Sprinkle Feta Cheese and serve. 

Ingredients

Organic Spinach

Organic Strawberries

Walnuts / Almonds 

Feta Cheese or Gorgonzola

Jamaica Killer Sauce

Pepper

*add tofu, chicken or steak for added protein

Directions:

Wash spinach in ice bath, gently dry with a paper towel. slice strawberries in 1/2. Mix in a bowl- organic spinach, strawberries, and walnuts and/or almonds. Right before serving, add cheese *recoommend gorgonzola,  and a drizzle withJamaica Killer Sauce for the finishing touch. 

 

Charcuterie Plate

Add some zing to your next dinner party with Cooper's Small Batch fruit hot sauces.  Jamaica Killer Sauce and Peaches En Regalia will add just the right amount of sweet heat.

Directions:

On a large serving platter; arrange a variety of cheeses (gorgonzola, brie, goat), prepared meats such as prosciutto, sausage, confit or other pork/duck products. Dried fruits-apricot and dates. Fresh fruit and variety of crackers or fresh bread. 

Finish platter presentation with two small bowls of Jamaica Killer Sauce- A hot hot sauce made with strawberries, lime and hibiscus, and Peaches En Regalia, a savory delicate medium hot sauce made with Colorado peaches, rosemary and habanero

 

Colorado Hot Sauce: Cooper's Small Batch Hot Sauce

Colorado Hot Sauce • Made in Denver, Colorado