JALAPENO POPPER TWICE BAKED POTATOES

10 April 2017

The ultimate side dish recipe – baked potatoes mashed with cream cheese, cheddar and jalapeno pepper, stuffed into a potato shell and baked to perfection, topped with jalapeno slices. It’s a mashup recipe – jalapeno poppers and twice baked potatoes. Addictive!

Yeah, THESE. Just…DANG. I’m kind of surprised I’ve never made these before. I’ve made twice baked potatoes many times in my life and I’ve always made them the typical way, like making simple mashed potatoes, but as Patty and I were standing in the kitchen, talking all things Madness and our growing hunger, with a couple of large baking potatoes sitting there, the idea just sort of popped in, as most ideas do.

“How about Jalapeno Popper Twice Baked Potatoes?” Um, YEAH! Sure! Simple as that, really. Everyone who knows me KNOWS of my love for all things jalapeno – #JalapenoObsession – and also my wild love for jalapeno poppers. I mean, just see the Jalapeno Poppers Recipes section of the site, or even the Jalapeno Poppers Cookbook. Making these was a no-brainer and I’m positive they will be made again in this kitchen.

These make for an excellent side dish, though truly, they can be served as the star of the meal. Why not serve them for dinner?

Jalapeno Popper Twice Baked Potatoes – Recipe

HOW DO YOU MAKE JALAPENO POPPER TWICE BAKED POTATOES?

First, you need to bake your potatoes. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F and bake the potatoes for 45-60 minutes. The insides should be nice and soft and cooked through. You can test this by inserting a toothpick and testing for softness. It should come out clean. When they are ready, remove them from the oven and let them cool enough to handle.

Next, slice the potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out the softened potato and add it to a mixing bowl. Set aside the potato skins.

Add the jalapeno pepper, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, butter, milk and salt to the mixing bowl. Stir until the mixture becomes rich and creamy. Stir in about half of the crumbled bacon. This recipe calls for 3 slices of cooked bacon, but you can easily add more if you REALLY LOVE BACON. YUM.

Scoop the mixture back into the potato skins and sprinkle them with paprika. Bake them at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Remove, let them cool slightly, and serve them up topped with a bit of extra paprika, sour cream, fresh herbs, extra crumbled bacon and jalapeno slices.

BOOM! Done. If you’d like, you can also add a bit more shredded cheddar cheese over the top of your potato mixture before going in for the second bake. It adds some color to the top of the potatoes.

Here is what they look like just before you place them in the oven for the second bake.

Jalapeno Popper Twice Baked Potatoes – Recipe

They look good enough to eat right there! But don’t do it! You might want to, but the extra bake turns these babies into a wonder food. Yeah, we love these. They’re definitely on Patty’s Favorites List.

I hope you enjoy them!

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PATTY’S PERSPECTIVE

I claim ownership of this idea! Baked potatoes and mashed potatoes are a match made in heaven in my book. Add in jalapeno popper ingredients? It makes me feel like I married a rock star. Total favorite.

TRY SOME OF MY OTHER POPULAR RECIPES

Got any questions? Ask away! I’m happy to help. If you enjoy this recipe, I hope you’ll leave a comment with some STARS. Also, please share it on social media. Don’t forget to tag us at #ChiliPepperMadness. I’ll be sure to share! Thanks! — Mike H.

Jalapeno Popper Twice Baked Potatoes

The ultimate side dish recipe – baked potatoes mashed with cream cheese, cheddar and jalapeno pepper, stuffed into a potato shell and baked to perfection, topped with jalapeno slices. It’s a mashup recipe – jalapeno poppers and twice baked potatoes. Addictive!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 427kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 large baking potatoes
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper diced
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3 slices cooked bacon crumbled (or more, as desired)
  • Paprika for sprinkling
  • Salt to taste
  • FOR SERVING: Sour cream fresh herbs, crumbled bacon and jalapeno slices

Instructions

  • Bake the potatoes at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes, or until the insides have cooked through and softened. Remove from heat and cool.
  • Slice the potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out the softened potato and add it to a mixing bowl. Set aside the potato skins.
  • Add the jalapeno pepper, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, butter, milk and salt. Stir until the mixture becomes creamy.
  • Stir in about half of the crumbled bacon.
  • Scoop the mixture back into the potato skins and sprinkle them with paprika. Bake them at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • Remove, cool slightly, and serve topped with a bit of extra paprika, sour cream, fresh herbs, extra crumbled bacon and jalapeno slices.

Notes

Makes 4 skins.

Nutrition

Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 468mg | Potassium: 559mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 990IU | Vitamin C: 16.3mg | Calcium: 284mg | Iron: 3.8mg

BEER CHEESE JALAPENO POPPERS

9 June 2017

A recipe for jalapeno poppers stuffed with creamy, homemade beer cheese. These are the ultimate appetizer for game day or any party. Bake them up and watch them disappear.

Jalapeno poppers are one of my default appetizers. Whenever there is a party, 9 times out of 10, I will be making jalapeno poppers. They always disappear. They’re also super easy to prepare, making them a no-brainer for party situations and other gatherings.

Crazy good!

Beer Cheese Jalapeno Poppers – Recipe

This is not a complicated recipe, my friends. It’s rather easy, which is a GREAT thing, because we don’t want to work too hard when it comes to party time, do we? Nah. Let’s keep it simple.

 Beer Cheese Jalapeno Poppers – Recipe

HOW TO MAKE BEER CHEESE JALAPENO POPPERS

The amount you’ll need will vary based on the size of the peppers and, of course, your party situation, so be sure to plan accordingly. We’re making these boat style, so first, slice them in half and scoop out the insides with a spoon. You’ll be left with the empty skins, which are the perfect size for a bite-sized appetizer.

Next, whip up the beer cheese by mixing together cream cheese, crema, Colby Jack cheese, beer and seasonings in a bowl. So difficult, right? Look at this gorgeous beer dip.

You can eat this by itself, or make an extra batch and serve it with chips. Great stuff.

 Beer Cheese Jalapeno Poppers – Recipe

Next, spoon the beer cheese dip into the hollowed jalapeno halves and bake them about 20 minutes or so.

When they’re ready, set them onto a serving tray and sprinkle them while they are still hot with paprika or your favorite chili powder blend. This will add a bit of extra flavor and color.

Let them cool just a bit, and, if desired, you can drizzle them with some crema or sour cream. Or not. However you’d like to do it.

Then stand back! You’re in the way of those poppers! Watch them disappear! I’m not joking. People love these things. It’s almost a bit scary. Bring on the poppers!

HOW MANY JALAPENO POPPERS SHOULD I MAKE?

When making them “boat style” like this recipe, you’ll double the amounts, so 10 jalapeno peppers will make 20 poppers. Since they’re meant to be an appetizer, I like to figure on 1.5 – 2 per person. So figure accordingly.

TRY SOME OF MY OTHER POPULAR JALAPENO POPPER RECIPES

 Beer Cheese Jalapeno Poppers – Recipe

Jalapeno Poppers and Other Stuffed Chili PeppersIf you like like jalapeno poppers, don’t forget to check out my cookbook – Jalapeno Poppers and Other Stuffed Chili Peppers. It’s loaded with jalapeno popper recipes and, um, other stuffed pepper recipes. It makes for a great gift, too. Enjoy!

Got any questions? Ask away! I’m happy to help. If you enjoy this recipe, I hope you’ll leave a comment with some STARS. Also, please share it on social media. Don’t forget to tag us at #ChiliPepperMadness. I’ll be sure to share! Thanks! — Mike H.

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Beer Cheese Jalapeno Poppers – Recipe

A recipe for jalapeno poppers stuffed with creamy, homemade beer cheese. These are the ultimate appetizer for game day or any party. Bake them up and watch them disappear.
Prep Time2 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 81kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 jalapeno peppers
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 4 ounces crema or sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • 4 ounces beer
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons favorite hot sauce
  • Paprika or hot chili powder for serving
  • Crema or sour cream for serving if desired

Instructions

  • Make the dip first. To a large mixing bowl, add the cream cheese, sour cream, Colby Jack cheese and beer. Mix well. If you’d like it a bit creamier, add in a bit more beer and mix to your desired consistency.
  • Add chili powder, garlic and hot sauce. Mix well.
  • Cover the dip and refrigerate it at least 2 hours to let it set and allow the flavors to mingle a bit. It can be served right away, but it’s even better when you let it sit, especially overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Slice the jalapeno peppers in half lengthwise and scoop out the insides with a spoon. Set onto lightly oiled baking dishes.
  • Fill each jalapeno pepper with the beer cheese mixture. You might have some leftover, depending on the size of your peppers. Just distribute evenly.
  • Bake the jalapeno poppers about 20 minutes, or until the peppers soften and the cheeses are bubbly.
  • Remove from heat, cool slightly, then dust with paprika or chili powder.
  • Serve. You can also drizzle on some crema or sour cream if you’d like.

Notes

Makes 20 poppers.

Nutrition

Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 55mg | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 0.2mg

ROASTED RED JALAPENO PEPPER HOT SAUCE

15 August 2018

A homemade hot sauce recipe made with roasted red jalapeno peppers, garlic, tomato and red wine vinegar. This is one of the most addicting hot sauces I’ve ever made. I already need another batch!

Happy New Year, friends! This is a very important post. It is the first of 2016, a brand new year, and there were so many possible recipes for us to post. As food bloggers, we think about food ALL THE TIME. It’s just what we do, and we LOVE it. We’re sure you could tell.

But! What to post?

We considered posting something light and healthy to kick off the new year with good eating habits. Nothing wrong with that. We like the watch our waistlines and what better time to recommit?

We also considered posting a Blood Mary recipe. Patty is an UH-MAZING Bloody Mary mixologist. Believe me when I say that. She has some homemade mixes coming up very soon. Can’t wait for those! See Spicy Mexican Style Bloody Mary Recipe. Oh yeah!

In the end, we decided that the best recipe to kick off 2016 with a BANG is this – Roasted Red Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce.

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Roasted Red Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce

Yes!

A great homemade hot sauce epitomizes everything we are at Chili Pepper Madness. Of course we love chili peppers, but we love everything bold and spicy and zingy and zesty and delicious! Insert more positive foodie words here.

Seriously! We love it.

This is one of my personal favorite hot sauces. It’s SO simple, a Louisiana style sauce with a few extra ingredients added in to round it out.

Take a peek at it. YUM!

Roasted Red Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce Recipe

Let’s talk about how we make it, shall we?

HOW TO MAKE THIS HOMEMADE HOT SAUCE – THE RECIPE METHOD

First we’re going to roast our peppers. Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Slice the jalapeno peppers in half lengthwise and remove the stems. Set them onto a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake 20-25 minutes, or until the skins blister.

Remove the peppers and cover with aluminum foil or a towel to allow them to steam. Peel off the skins and toss them, or keep them to make this Homemade Roasted Jalapeno Pepper Seasoning. So good!

Set the peppers into a food processor.

Next, heat a small pan to medium heat and add chopped onion and garlic with a splash of olive oil. Cook about 5 minutes to soften.

Add the remaining ingredients and heat through. Into the food processor they go.

Process the sauce until smooth. You can also use a food mill if you’d like your sauce to be thick and consistent. Test for salt and serve!

RECIPE NOTES

I made mine a bit thicker so that it drips slowly from the bottle. It will coat the back of a spoon or stick to a chip if that is how you want to enjoy it. You can serve it as a finisher sauce to dazzle up just about anything savory, or you can use it to swirl into soups or stews to bring home the flavor.

Even consider this homemade hot sauce recipe as a starter for pasta sauces or even for dips. TOTALLY one my faves.

If you like your hot sauce a bit thinner, add in a bit of water or a bit more red wine vinegar. Just be careful not to overdo the balance of the vinegar flavor.

I like it thicker, but it works thinned out as well, and it will last longer.

Roasted Red Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce Recipe Bonus!

It’s a great thing to make foods from scratch, isn’t it? It is something we strive for here at Chili Pepper Madness, to work with fresh, healthy foods and turn them into bold and powerful flavors.

Ring in the New Year right with your own homemade hot sauce. Start here! Enjoy.

SAFETY ADVICE

When working with very hot chili peppers peppers, including superhot chili peppers, it is important to wear gloves when handling the peppers both in raw and dried forms. The oils can get on your skin and cause burning sensations. See above.

Need help? How to Stop the Chili Pepper Burn On Your Skin.

Also, pepper fumes may get into the air if you are not working in a well ventilated room, so you may want to wear a mask and possibly eye goggles.

Roasted Red Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce Recipe

FREQUENTLY ASKED HOT SAUCE QUESTIONS

Here are answers to some of the most common questions I get on other sauces:

HOW LONG WILL THIS SAUCE KEEP?

It should keep a few months easily in the fridge, or even longer. It’s all about the acidity. To be technical, target level ph for shelf stable foods is below 4.6 ph, but should probably be lower for home cooks, around 4.0 or so, to account for errors. If you’re concerned, add more vinegar to lower the ph. Sauces made with fermented chili peppers will last even longer.

The best ph meters that I recommend are from Thermoworks. Get yourself a ph meter from Thermoworks today. I am a happy affiliate.

WHERE’D YOU GET THAT SAUCE BOTTLE?

I find them locally sometimes, but I also order through Amazon. Here is a link to some bottles I like (affiliate link, my friends!): Swing Top Glass Bottles, 8.5 Ounce – Set of 4. If you like the smaller bottles that most hot sauce makers use, here’s another link: Hot Sauce Bottles, 5 Oz – 24 Pack.

CAN I PROCESS THIS HOT SAUCE FOR LONGER STORAGE?

Absolutely. Just be sure to use proper canning/jarring safety procedures.

WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH HOT SAUCE?

Aside from drizzling it over anything you please, here’s a post I did about How to Cook with Hot Sauce. As if you need even MORE reasons to eat hot sauce. I hope you find it helpful!

CHECK OUT THESE RELATED RECIPES:

Check out more Hot Sauce Recipes or learn more about How to Make Hot Sauce.

Roasted Red Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce Recipe

If you try this recipe, please let us know! Leave a comment, rate it and tag a photo #ChiliPepperMadness on Instagram so we can take a look. I always love to see all of your spicy inspirations. Thanks! — Mike H.

Roasted Red Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce
Roasted Red Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce Recipe

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Roasted Red Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce Recipe

A homemade hot sauce recipe made with roasted red jalapeno peppers, garlic, tomato and red wine vinegar. This is one of the most addicting hot sauces I’ve ever made. I already need another batch!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot sauce, jalapeno, sauce, spicy
Servings: 50
Calories: 8kcal
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound red jalapeno peppers
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 5 cloves garlic chopped
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Slice the jalapeno peppers in half lengthwise and remove the stems. Set them onto a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake 20-25 minutes, or until the skins blister.
  • Remove from heat and cover with aluminum foil or a towel to allow them to steam. Peel off the skins and discard.
  • Set the peppers into a food processor.
  • Heat a small pan to medium heat and add chopped onion and garlic with a splash of olive oil. Cook about 5 minutes to soften.
  • Add all remaining ingredients and heat through. Into the food processor they go.
  • Process the sauce until smooth. You can also use a food mill if you’d like your sauce to be thick and consistent.
  • Test for salt and serve!

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Notes

Heat Level: Medium.

This makes a nice and thick sauce. You can easily thin it out by adding more vinegar, lemon juice, a bit of tomato juice or even water to your preferred consistency.

Nutrition

Calories: 8kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 63mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 20.1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Grill Up These Low-Carb Cheesy Jalapeno Hot Dogs

Grill Up These Low-Carb Cheesy Jalapeno Hot Dogs

 

grilling jalapeno wrapped hot dogs

Miss jalapeno poppers? You can still enjoy that zesty flavor.

Elevate your next keto hot dog cookout with the addition of cheese and a jalapeno on the grill. The result? Savory low-carb cheesy jalapeno hot dogs that aren’t too spicy but which satisfy your desire for added flavor!

slicing hot dogs in half

Hip Tips:

  • Wear kitchen gloves to avoid painful hot pepper burn when working with jalapenos.
  • The longer you cook the jalapenos, the less spicy they’ll be. If you want them super spicy, leave them pretty crispy on the outside, but if you’re seeking a medium amount of zest, grill until quite soft.
  • No grill? No problem! You can cook them in a pan over medium heat on the stove – just keep the lid on to soften the peppers.
  • We tried this with a few different kinds of cheese, and they all work well, so consider adding some variety to the filling.
  • These dogs are heartier than they look – even if you normally eat more than one hot dog, just one of these may fill you up.

stuffing a hot dog with cheese

holding a stuffed cheese hot dog


CHEESY JALAPENO HOT DOGS

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 5 MINUTES

cook time: 15 MINUTES

total time: 20 MINUTES

Each dog is under 3 net carbs!

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 extra large jalapenos (or 8 shorter ones)
  • 2 slices American cheese
  • 4 hot dogs
  • Non-stick cooking spray

DIRECTIONS

1

Heat your grill to medium-high.

2

Slice the hot dogs in half lengthwise – you’ll now have eight halves.

3

Cut strips off of the American cheese that fit the width of a hot dog and place the slices on top of four of the hot dog halves. Then top each hot dog half with another hot dog half, creating a hot dog/cheese “sandwich.”

4

Cut off the top and bottom off of each jalapeno, and use a butter knife or paring knife to core out the seeds and rind inside. You’ll have eight jalapeno “tubes.”

5

Slide two of the jalapeno tubes over each cheesy hot dog.

6

Spray the non-stick cooking spray onto the grill and place the four jalapeno dogs onto the grill. Close the lid and cook. Turn each dog every 3-4 minutes or so to ensure it’s cooked thoroughly on each side.

7

When the pepper is softened to your liking (typically about 10 to 15 minutes), remove from the grill and serve.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Yield: 4, Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 208, Total Carbohydrates: 3.6g, Fiber: 0.8g, Net Carbohydrates: 2.8g, Total Fat: 17.2g, Protein: 7.7g


grilling hot dogs with jalapenos

Don’t forget the condiments!

You can either drizzle your favorite condiments onto the dogs as you would on a bun, or you can dip each bite into your favorite sauce!

jalapeno stuffed hot dog with cheese on plate served ready to eat

JALAPENO POPPER HOT DOGS

JALAPENO POPPER HOT DOGS

JALAPENO POPPER HOT DOGS ARE A FUSION OF AN ORIGINAL AMERICAN STREET FOOD AND ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE APPETIZER RECIPES! THESE DOGS ARE AN EASY DINNER THAT’S ON THE TABLE IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES AND SURE TO BECOME A FAMILY FAVORITE!

Jalapeno Popper Hot Dogs are a fusion of an original American street food and one of my all-time favorite appetizer recipes! These dogs are an easy dinner that's on the table in less than 30 minutes and sure to become a family favorite!

We don’t eat hot dogs very often in our home, but when we do we go all out, full-on flavor explosion! I crave the spicy, cheesy, bacon-y goodness traditionally found in the Jalapeno Popper appetizer ALL the time, y’all! I’ve even stuffed this addictive flavor combo into mushrooms and deviled eggs too! Nothing is safe from me and my jalapeno and bacon obsession! So why not pair all this deliciousness with hot dogs?!  I recommend using all natural beef hot dogs with no preservatives. They taste great and that unmistakable crunch when you bite into them is so satisfying!

I like to make hot dogs in a skillet. I use a cast-iron skillet, but any heavy bottom skillet will do. I also like to cook my hot dogs in a little butter for that extra somethin’ somethin’. It only takes about 5 to 6 minutes to get a nice crispy brown outside on the hot dogs, and while they are cooking it is a good time to mix up the Jalapeno Popper spread.

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To make the spread, place the softened cream cheese, minced jalapenos, crumbled bacon, and shredded cheddar into a medium sized bowl…

Jalapeno Popper Hot Dogs are a fusion of an original American street food and one of my all-time favorite appetizer recipes! These dogs are an easy dinner that's on the table in less than 30 minutes and sure to become a family favorite!

mix until well combined…

Jalapeno Popper Hot Dogs are a fusion of an original American street food and one of my all-time favorite appetizer recipes! These dogs are an easy dinner that's on the table in less than 30 minutes and sure to become a family favorite!

Spread on hot dog buns…

Jalapeno Popper Hot Dogs are a fusion of an original American street food and one of my all-time favorite appetizer recipes! These dogs are an easy dinner that's on the table in less than 30 minutes and sure to become a family favorite!

Top with hot dog…

Jalapeno Popper Hot Dogs are a fusion of an original American street food and one of my all-time favorite appetizer recipes! These dogs are an easy dinner that's on the table in less than 30 minutes and sure to become a family favorite!

Add shredded cheddar cheese…

Jalapeno Popper Hot Dogs are a fusion of an original American street food and one of my all-time favorite appetizer recipes! These dogs are an easy dinner that's on the table in less than 30 minutes and sure to become a family favorite!

Melt the cheese under the broiler and garnish with freshly chopped cilantro. Serve with Baked Sweet Potato Fries and enjoy!

Jalapeno Popper Hot Dogs are a fusion of an original American street food and one of my all-time favorite appetizer recipes! These dogs are an easy dinner that's on the table in less than 30 minutes and sure to become a family favorite!

Jalapeno Popper Hot Dogs

Jalapeno Popper Hot Dogs are a fusion of the original American street food, the Hot Dog, with a favorite appetizer recipe, Jalapeno Poppers, to create a an easy dinner that’s on the table in less than 30 minutes!
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:5 minutes
Total Time:10 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 8 Servings
Author: Marion@Life Tastes Good

Ingredients

  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon freshly minced jalapeno or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons cooked bacon crumbled (or to taste)
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded and divided
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 hot dogs cooked
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • cilantro for garnish optional

Instructions

    • In a skillet over mid-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter and place hot dogs in the skillet. Allow them to cook for 2-3 minutes or until they are nicely browned. Roll the hot dogs over to brown the other side – another 2-3 minutes or until they are browned to your liking.
    • While the hot dogs are cooking, combine the 8 ounce package of cream cheese, 1 tablespoon jalapeno, 3 tablespoons crumbled bacon, and 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese in a medium bowl. Mix the ingredients together well. Add a pinch of salt and give it a taste. Adjust the seasonings as needed, adding pepper if needed. Because jalapenos can vary widely in heat level, be sure to add more if needed.
    • Spread 1 to 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture on each hot dog bun. Place a cooked hot dog in each bun and sprinkle on the remaining cheddar cheese, dividing it equally among all hot dogs.
  • Place the hot dogs on a foil lined baking sheet and place them in the oven under the broiler. Remember to leave the oven door ajar when broiling and watch them closely. It will only take 30 seconds to a minute for the cheese to melt. When the cheese is melted to your liking, remove the baking sheet from the oven.
  • Garnish the hot dogs with freshly chopped cilantro, serve, and enjoy!
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Jalapeno Popper Cheesecake

Jalapeno Popper Cheesecake

The hubs came to me about a jalapeno cheesecake that a co-worker of his had saw. My first response was, “Ew, jalapeno cheesecake?” Well! His co-worker had attempted a jalapeno cheesecake and that’s when I realized that it really was quite tasty. Of course, I had to make my own jalapeno popper cheesecake.

Jalapeno Popper Cheesecake

When I tasted the raw batter I was like, “Oh my! I think I overdid the spice.” Don’t be afraid, the spice isn’t nearly as intense after the cheesecake is fully baked. Also, the cheesecake cracks, but the sour cream topping helps cover it up.

Jalapeno Popper Cheesecake

Jalapeno Popper Cheesecake

Do you know what one of my favorite things about this savory jalapeno popper cheesecake is? The beautiful light green color of the inside of the cake. Loveeeee. Also, I did not hot water bath the cheesecake which is why the edges are browned. I think it adds a wonderful rustic feel, but you can always hot water bath it. Your choice!

Jalapeno Popper Cheesecake

Jalapeno Popper Cheesecake

Jalapeno Popper Cheesecake

5 from 1 vote
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 670kcal
Author: Miranda Couse
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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Ingredients

Crust

  • 35 Ritz crackers
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 slices cooked bacon chopped
  • 3 T. butter melted

Filling

  • 24 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • 7 jalapenos
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

Topping

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 T. lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 T. granulated sugar
  • 5 pieces bacon to garnish

Instructions

Crust

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a food processor, place all the crackers in and pulse until all the crackers have been turned into crumbs.
  • Add in the cheese, bacon, and melted butter. Pulse until the crumbs become moist and everything is incorporated.
  • Press the crumbs into an 8 inch spring form pan.
  • Place in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Filling

    • Wipe down the food processor so no crumbs get into the filling.
    • Add in the cream cheese and jalapenos. Pulse until the jalapenos are finely minced. I left mine on high until there were only teeny weeny pieces of jalapenos.
    • Add in the sugar, eggs, and sour cream and pulse until combined.
  • Pour into the spring form pan on top of the crust. Place in the 350 degree oven for 1 hour.
  • Prepare the topping before the 1 hour is up since the cheesecake needs to be put back into the oven.

Topping

  • In a small bowl, add in the sour cream, lemon, and sugar, Whisk until incorporated.
  • Once the hour of baking is up, pour the topping on the cheesecake and place back in the oven for another 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and crack the oven door. Let the cheesecake cool for about 2 hours.
  • Place in the fridge to chill. Sprinkle with bacon pieces, cut, and serve.
Keyword: Jalapeno Popper Cheesecake

Nutrition

Calories: 670kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 223mg | Sodium: 702mg | Potassium: 306mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1765IU | Vitamin C: 14.8mg | Calcium: 258mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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JALAPENO CHEESECAKE ICE CREAM

JALAPENO CHEESECAKE ICE CREAM

MEA VIZENOR , Meats and Sweets

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It’s like frozen cheese cake, with candied jalapenos with a graham cracker swirl.  It’s a strange one, but I like it.  Before you start, make sure the ice cream maker bowl is frozen.  We like to store it in the freezer so it’s always ready should the ice cream making mood strike.

Makes 1 quart.

Jalapeno Cheesecake Ice Cream

for the cheesecake ice cream

8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature

3/4 cup sugar

1 cup sour cream

1 cup heavy cream

juice of 1/2 a lime

pinch of salt

for the candied jalapenos

3 large jalapenos, halved, seeded (or 4 smaller)

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

for the graham cracker crumb

2 graham crackers

1 tablespoon butter, melted

Start with the ice cream base.  In a bowl, whip cream cheese until smooth, add sugar and whip until lump free.  Add sour cream and heavy cream and mix one minute more.  Add lime juice and pinch of salt, mix until well combined.  Place in fridge until well chilled, 3 hours or over night.

While the ice cream in chilling, prepare the candied jalapenos.  In a small pot, combine sugar and water, stir until sugar is dissolved.  Add jalapeno halves and simmer 15 minutes.  Remove jalapenos and dry on rack about 1 hour.  The sugar syrup can either be saved for future uses (great for making jalapeno flavored cocktails!) or discarded.  Chop and set aside.

Next, prepare the graham cracker dust.  Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Break down crackers into a fine crumb.  Add melted butter and press into the bottom of a skillet.  Bake 15 minutes.  Set aside and let cool.

Back to the ice cream.  Once chilled, give it one more quick whip.  Assemble ice cream maker, add ice cream base, jalapenos and process according to machines instructions.   It was about 20 minutes for me.

When packing ice cream, layer the graham cracker crumb with layers of ice cream so that when scooped, there will be swirls of the crumb.

http://meatsandsweets.net/meats-and-sweets/2013/6/18/jalapeno-cheesecake-ice-cream

 

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

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Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese is a delectable combination of baked cream cheese filled jalapenos, gooey cheddar, Monterey Jack cheese, and crispy bacon. It is sandwiched between two slices of thick hearty white bread and grilled to perfection.

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

Do you like grilled cheese?  I absolutely love them.  Grilled cheese is the ultimate comfort food.  In fact it is a tough contender even against mac n cheese.  Although you do have to like a little heat to partake in this beauty. If picked properly jalapenos can be very flavorful with relatively mild heat.  Please be sure to read my section on choosing the right jalapenos.

HOW DO YOU MAKE JALAPENO GRILLED CHEESE?

First using plastic food handling gloves (or even plastic sandwich bags) cut the jalapenos in half and remove the seeds and membranes.  Stuff each half with a little mound of cream cheese.  Now place them on a cookie sheet and bake until the peppers are semi soft, the cheese is bubbly and starting to brown.

Place one slice each of cheddar cheese on two bread slices. Place one slice each of Monterey Jack on two bread slices Each sandwich will have both kinds of cheese. Slice the cooked stuffed jalapenos into bite size pieces. Divide the jalapeno slices between the two slices of bread with cheddar. Add the four slices of bacon to the slices of bread with Monetery Jack. If desired add chopped cilantro to one side. Combine the slices of bread to form 2 sandwiches.

Top each sandwich with several pats of butter. Place in skillet over medium low heat butter side down.  Top with more pats of butter. Now grill each side until lightly browned. Cheese should be melted and gooey.

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Recipe

HOW DO YOU CHOOSE MILD JALAPENOS FOR JALAPENO POPPER GRILLED CHEESE?

With just a little patience and understanding you too can pick jalapenos that are flavorful yet mild.  Look for the younger peppers that are smooth and green all over with no striations or blemishes.  These young green peppers are less stressed and more mild. Stay away from peppers with white lines, flecks and red ones as these peppers are older and hotter. Take your time picking the peppers.

To further reduce the heat once cut in half use gloves and scoop out the veins and seeds. There is quite a bit of heat in those veins and seeds.  If you like your jalapeno poppers hot leave the seeds and veins in or leave a portion of them.

Jalapeno Poppers Grilled Cheese Recipe

HELPFUL HINTS TO MAKE JALAPENO POPPER GRILLED CHEESE

  • Use gloves to cut the peppers in half and remove the seeds.  Wash hands thoroughly after working with these peppers as they can be a real irritant if you touch your face.
  • A small amount of cream cheese mounded in the pepper works best.  If too much is in there it will cook out.
  • If you like your jalapeno poppers less soft drop the cooking time by ten minutes.
  • Use good quality smoked nitrate free bacon.
  • This sandwich is worthy of thick bakery style white bread, Italian bread or European Artisan Bread.
  • Use excellent quality fairly thick slices of cheese as the cheese should be the star of the show.

This Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese is one of the best I have ever had or made.  It truly is a work of art and prefect for those of you who like a lot of flavor and a little heat.

 

JALAPENO POPPER SANDWICH

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

5 from 28 reviews

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese is a delectable combination of baked cream cheese filled jalapenos, gooey cheddar, Monterey Jack cheese, and crispy bacon.

  • Author: Small Town Woman
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 sandwiches 1x
  • Category: sandwich
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American

SCALE

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Jalapenos sliced lengthwise seeds and membranes removed
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 slices bacon crispy cooked
  • 2 slices monterey jack
  • 2 slices sharp cheddar
  • 4 slices Italian bread
  • Cilantro chopped (optional)
  • Pats of butter

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Stuff each jalapeno half with approximately 1 ounce of cream cheese. Bake stuffed jalapenos on cookie sheet for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven.
  3. Place 1 slice each cheddar cheese on 2 bread slices. Place 1 slice each Monterey Jack on 2 bread slices. Each sandwich will have both kinds of cheese. Slice the cooked stuffed jalapenos into bite size pieces. Divide the jalapeno slices between the 2 slices of bread with cheddar. Add the 4 slices bacon to the slices of bread with Monetery Jack. If desired add chopped cilantro to one side. Combine the slices of bread to form 2 sandwiches.
  4. Top each sandwich with several pats of butter. Place in skillet over medium low heat butter side down.  Top with more pats of butter. Now grill each side until lightly browned. Cheese should be melted and gooey.

Keywords: jalapeno popper, grilled cheese, jalapeno popper recipe

https://www.smalltownwoman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Beth-1.pdf

Candied Jalapenos

JALAPENO CHEDDAR GRITS WITH POACHED EGGS

JALAPENO CHEDDAR GRITS WITH POACHED EGGS

Jalapeno Cheddar Grits served with poached eggs are perfect for a lazy Sunday brunch. Grits are the epitome of comfort food and these have been spiced with a hint of jalapeños, garlic, and cheddar cheese. Just like a fancy brunch place but ridiculously easy to do on your own at home!

Jalapeno Cheddar Grits with Poached Eggs - these are perfect for brunch or brinner. #poachedeggs #grits #comfortfood | Littlespicejar.comWhat is your Sunday routine like?

Am I totally killing your vibe by talking about Sunday on a Friday afternoon? Okay, change of topic.

I kid you not I have the most indecisive mind when it comes to ordering breakfast. I’m that wife that asks the husband what he’s ordering before I figure out what I want. You know because, that’s totally wasting an option. I could just munch off the hubbies plate and get something completely different too! The truth is I can’t stick to one side. I need something savory and something sweet. My husband is an all savory kind of guy when it comes to breakfast. I mean, the man hasn’t met a chocolate muffin he didn’t like. Just don’t expect him to eat it at 10am. Also, something about no sweet stuff with his coffee.

I’m the complete opposite. Give me a stack of pancakes and a hot cup of coffee and i’m in hog heaven.

Jalapeno Cheddar Grits with Poached Eggs - these are perfect for brunch or brinner. #poachedeggs #grits #comfortfood | Littlespicejar.comHave you ever tried grits before?

They are totally a norm here in the south. Would you believe my Chicagoan self hadn’t tried grits until my trip to Louisiana this past November. Yeah. I’ve totally been missing out. Because grits are amazing. Especially grits that have shrimp sitting atop of them all covered in some wicked good creamy cajun sauce. Holy wow. I need these again in my life.

Jalapeno-Cheddar-Grits-with-Poached-Eggs-Jalapeno Cheddar Grits with Poached Eggs - these are perfect for brunch or brinner. #poachedeggs #grits #comfortfood | Littlespicejar.comSo after months of craving those grits from Louisiana, I decided to make my own version. I wanted something with jalapenos and cheddar cheese. You know comfort food to the max. To my surprise grits are super easy to make. I’ll be honest I was a little scared on how they would pull together. And It went through without a single hitch. We’re not talking quick 5-minute grits. I’m talking about the real deal. Stone ground grits that will take a full 30 minutes to prepare. 30 minutes of your life that are so worth it.

My jalapeno cheddar grits have simple ingredients. We’re using a couple tablespoons of chopped shallots. If you don’t have any on hand, don’t fret. Just replace it with a bit of chopped red or white onions. A couple cloves of garlic, 1/2 a jalapeno, and bit of butter, a little water, milk ,and cheddar cheese. Other than the grits, these are all pantry ingredients.

Roasted-Red-Pepper-Baked-Egg-Galettes-Jalapeno Cheddar Grits with Poached Eggs - these are perfect for brunch or brinner. #poachedeggs #grits #comfortfood | Littlespicejar.comJalapeno Cheddar Grits with Poached Eggs - these are perfect for brunch or brinner. #poachedeggs #grits #comfortfood | Littlespicejar.comBefore making these jalapeno cheddar grits, I had never poached an egg before. To be honest, it was actually on bucketlist of culinary skills to perfect. After losing half a dozen eggs to the cause, I was able to perfect it. I tried the mason jar lid trick and though others had success with it, it was a total fail for me. So I went back to the basics.

Here’s a video that will help you if you want to learn to poach eggs. I poached the eggs one at a time as i’m definitely not brave enough to have a few going at once! You can poached them for 5 minutes if you like your eggs a little less runny, but that’s totally up to you. Also, you don’t have to serve poached eggs with these jalapeno cheddar grits, you can serve them with fried eggs too or whatever else you like.

Have a great weekend!

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Jalapeno Cheddar Grits with Poached Eggs
Author: Little Spice Jar
Serves: serves 3
Jalapeno Cheddar Grits served with poached eggs are perfect for a lazy Sunday brunch. Grits are the epitome of comfort food and these have been spiced with a hint of jalapeños, garlic, and cheddar cheese. Just like a fancy brunch place but ridiculously easy to do on your own at home!
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons shallots, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 jalapeno, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 3/4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup grits (not quick cooking)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 ounces freshly grated sharp cheddar
  • poached eggs (here is a [url href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAWduxoCgVk” target=”_blank”]video[/url] on how to)
Instructions
  1. Heat the butter on medium high heat in a 2 1/2 – 3 quart saucepan. When the butter melts add the onions and garlic and allow to saute for 2 minutes. Add the jalapeno peppers and allow to cook for 30 seconds. Add the water and the salt and bring to a boil. Add the grits and allow them to come back to a boil before lowering the heat to the lowest setting. Allow to cook covered for 15-20 minutes stirring frequently so the grits do not stick to the bottom of the saucepan. Most of the water should be absorbed without the grits being completely dried out.
  2. Add the milk and continue to cook stirring for 10 minutes. Once once most of the liquid has been absorbed, add the cheddar cheese and stir to combined. Keep in mind the grits will thicken as they cool. So do NOT over cook. Serve warm with poached or fried eggs.
Notes
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