Bacon & Chorizo Jalapeno Poppers - Episode 41


Jalapeno Poppers are essentially hollowed out jalapenos that are stuffed with any combination of ingredients. Typical jalapeno poppers usually include cheese as the primary ingredient, often with other complimenting ingredients to make the stuffing or filling. I used three different types of cheese as my primary ingredient along with chorizo as the secondary ingredient, and then wrapped it all in bacon. Chorizo is a type of pork sausage that originated on the Iberian Peninsula areas of Spain and Portugal. Its deep smoky flavor make for a great addition to jalapeno poppers. This dish is deceptively simple and quick to make. But don't be fooled by its simplicity, the flavors are amazing and go together well.

I have seen hundreds of different takes on jalapeno poppers over the years, and lately the trend has been to wrap it in bacon, so I figured I would give it a try. The filling is the part that you can get creative with. If you're looking for a non-meat version, skip the back on chorizo and replace them with herbs and spices. I have never ate a jalapeno popper that I didn't like, so have fun with this recipe.

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Serving Info

Prep. time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 7 minutes
Total time: 17 minutes
Serving size: 4 people

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8 jalapenos
8 slices bacon
2 ounces pork chorizo
4 ounces cream cheese
1 ounce cheddar cheese
3 ounce mozzarella cheese
Cooking oil for frying