Salt and pepper are great and all, but sometimes you need a little heat. From dried chiles to jalapeños to ghost peppers and everything in between, adding a bit of spice to your food is one of the easiest ways to bring it (and you) to life. Here are 10 of the most tongue-numbing, eye-watering, sinus-clearing recipes we have, guaranteed to keep you awake through your next meal.

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