Meals That Can Boost Your Metabolism

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Burn some extra calories with these spicy recipes
Meals That Can Boost Your Metabolism

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Capsaicin-rich peppers are great metabolism boosters.

Flat-Iron Steaks

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This coffee- and cayenne-rubbed steak is cooked on the grill, but, if you don’t have one (or it’s too cold to grill outdoors), you can make the steak indoors on a cast-iron grill pan.
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Chile-Honey-Glazed Salmon

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This spicy glazed salmon is one of the tastiest ways to kick your metabolism into high gear. It has jalapeños, chipotle, and chili powder.
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Pork Mole

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There’s no better way to use chile peppers than in a rich and spicy mole. This pork mole stew calls for whole guajillo chiles; make sure you soak the them long enough that they become soft and easy to purée.
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Seared Tuna with Brown Rice

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Nutty, chewy brown rice, spicy wasabi paste, and crunchy daikon are the perfect complement to seared tuna. This healthy version of a Japanese favorite is as delicious as it is good for you.
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Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.