Red Chile Honey

Red Chile Honey

Great as a glaze or as an addition to your favorite salsa, our Red Chile Honey makes everything a little extra special.

Ever since we were wed, we’ve had a love affair with the American Southwest. We’ve taken more trips to New Mexico than we care to count, and whether we’re in the little town of Jemez Springs at a rustic bath house and its neighboring cowboy bar, stepping into the past at a Mexican saloon in Albuquerque’s Old Town square, or exploring the wonders of magical Sante Fe and dining at one of the city’s culinary treasures like Pasqual’s, Geronimo or The Shed, we’re always discovering new flavors we want to introduce to our kitchen at home. This recipe for Red Chile Honey is one of the many flavors we’ve brought back with us. We love how simple it is to prepare. Add it to homemade salsas or use it as a glaze for pork, poultry or even roasted vegetables like squash to give your favorite meal something extra special and a kiss of sweet, smoky flavor.

PREP: 2 minutes
COOK: 1 minute


  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon red chile powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground garlic salt


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan on low heat and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

TIPS: If using as a glaze, baste meat or vegetables during the last few minutes of cooking.

YIELDS: 1 cup

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About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

8 Responses to Red Chile Honey

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  2. Bunny Terry says:

    Yummmmm! Love honey and especially love red chile – from Chimayo usually. Thanks for a great idea.

    • Jathan Fink says:

      Hi Bunny,

      We’re glad you like the red chile honey and hope you try it out soon. It is one of our favorite things, and is particularly great in salsa or brushed over chicken.

      We also visited your blog and were very impressed! As true New Mexico lovers, we’re going to have to follow you regularly and see what new and fun things you discover about the “land of enchantment.”

      Live well,
      Jathan & Heather

  3. August says:

    I live in Southern NM and I buy my red chili honey at the farmers market in Las Cruces…I love it!!! I even put it in my oatmeal in the winter….I am going to try make some of this just incase of emergency!!! Thank you for sharing!!

    • Jathan Fink says:

      Hi August,

      I think we’ve been to the Las Cruces farmer’s market, although we discovered red chili honey at the Santa Fe market. We never thought to put it in our oatmeal. We’ll have to give that one a try!


      Jathan & Heather

  4. mjskit says:

    New Mexico is definitely a state that easy to fall in love with! In addition to the scenery, NM cuisine is unique and delicious! I’ve never had red chile honey but since I have all of the ingredients in my kitchen, that will change this week! I can taste it on grilled chicken, a sopapilla, and biscuits. YUMMY!

    • Jathan Fink says:

      Hi MJ,

      One of the reasons we love writing this blog is because our readers always give us great ideas for recipes we already make. The red chili honey is great on grilled chicken and sopapillas, but now we’ll have to try it on biscuits too.

      We checked out your Website also, and it’s phenomenal. Now you’re on our blogroll too, so we’ll have to try some of your recipes as well.

      Keep cookin’!

      Jathan & Heather

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