2021 Jalapeñoholic One-Pot Recipe Contest Winners


The challenge was spicy and the submissions were true winners! In February 2021, Holic announced our first contest: The Jalapeñoholic One Pot Recipe Challenge. This contest was centered around our original and best-selling sauce, Jalapeñoholic. Jalapeñoholic is one of the most versatile sauces you can find, it’s a deliciously smooth jalapeño-based sauce made for dipping, dressing and drizzling!
We know how versatile Holic is, but we wanted to see how you’re using it. These were the rules for the One Pot Recipe Challenge:
  • Create a recipe that incorporates Jalapeñoholic in some way. The recipe should be prepared in one pot, skillet, or pan.
  • Recipes were judged on creativity, innovation, and ease of preparation. Think: Simple, yet flavorful recipes for busy weeknights.
  • Entries should include at least one photo of the recipe and instructions on how to make it.
  • Participants could win one of two grand prizes: $500 cash to the first place winner and $250 cash to the second place winner.

Are you ready to see the winning recipes? *drumroll*

Jalapeñoholic One Pot Recipe Challenge | Winning Recipes

Can you say genius? Hollerin’ Holic Cornbread is an easy dump-and-stir recipe that packs some heat. We love how this recipe feeds a crowd without much prep work, making it the perfect appetizer, pot luck dish, or side kick to any dinner. 

FIRST PLACE

DONNA KENDALL | HOLLERIN' HOLIC CORNBREAD

Can you say genius? Hollerin’ Holic Cornbread is an easy dump-and-stir recipe that packs some heat. We love how this recipe feeds a crowd without much prep work, making it the perfect appetizer, pot luck dish, or side kick to any dinner.

Try the winning recipe!

SECOND PLACE

EMILY HOBBS | BACON MAC AND CHEESE

Comfort food with a twist! You simply can’t go wrong with mac and cheese, especially when bacon makes an appearance. The addition of Jalapeñoholic is a clever way to transform a classic into a spicy sensation. *Chef kiss* Congrats!

Jalapeñoholic One Pot Recipe Challenge | Honorary Mentions

If you’re not drooling already (we certainly are!), may we also share a couple honorary mentions who brought the heat in this contest?

HONORARY MENTION:

ADRIENNE VRADENBURG | THAI COCONUT SHRIMP

This entry received an honorary mention for their mouthwatering photography and their Thai-inspired use of Jalapeñoholic.

HONORARY MENTION:

LAWRENCE KIM | KIMCHI FRIED RICE

This entry did some extra credit and created a video of their prep work for Kimchi Fried Rice! Check it out here.

All recipe applicants were sent a three-pack of Holic sauces!

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A sincere THANK YOU to everyone who entered our inaugural Jalapeñoholic One Pot Recipe Challenge. We had so much fun seeing Jalapeñoholic incorporated into different cuisines and used in inspiring ways. Shall we host another contest with Tahiniholic or Honey Aleppo Holic next? Stay tuned, we just might!