If you'd like a spicier version, you can add chopped chilis to it, whichever variety you like. I purchase the 7oz can of Herdez Salsa Casera but sometimes they're out of it at the market and you can buy the 16oz. glass jar of it and just pour in half of the jar as your base. It comes in mild, medium and hot, and if you love spicy, the hot really isn't hot in my opinion. I purchase the medium heat level which works great for the kids and those who don't like, or can't digest, spicy foods.