Chorizo Stuffed
Jalapeno Poppers

Snacks & Starters

A Recipe by El Popular

What’s Poppin’? While jalapeño poppers have been a staple of American party cuisine since the 70’s, but we at El Pop’ have decided to change things up a bit. We have taken a run-of-the-mill appetizer and transformed it into a rich and spicy treat by incorporating our famous Chorizo into the mix. So, for your next party or pre-dinner snack, make these delectable Chorizo Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers! Recipe by: Corrninne Keller; Ivy Tech- East Chicago Campus; 2012 Chorizo Contest.

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  • Prep Time: 10 mins

  • Cook Time: 20 mins

  • Makes: 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 package (8 oz.) El Popular Chorizo — feel free to use any flavor profile we offer

  • 12 small to medium fresh jalapeños

  • 1 package (9 oz.) shredded Chihuahua cheese

  • 1 egg, beaten with ½ tsp water

  • ¼ cup flour (for dusting)

  • 1 sleeve ritz crackers, crushed

  • 3-4 cups cooking oil

Directions

  • Cut tops of jalapenos off and remove seeds and veins until hollow.

  • Remove casing from Chorizo and place in a skillet. Cook on medium heat until Chorizo is brown. Add in the Chihuahua cheese and let melt.

  • Using a piping bag or spoon, carefully add the Chorizo and cheese mixture into the cavity of the pepper, filling to the top.

  • Replace the tops back on the peppers.

  • Dip poppers in the egg wash, flour, then crushed crackers until surface is covered all around.

  • Deep fry till the outside of the popper is golden brown.

Chorizo 101

  • Chorizo is a spicy sausage believed to have come from Ancient Rome and later adopted by the Spaniards who brought it to Mexico.

  • Unlike Spanish Chorizo — Mexican style is soft, raw, uncured, and uncooked.

  • Similar to how Americans view bacon, Chorizo is a versatile ingredient one can use to enhance any dish!

Directions

  • Remove casing from Chorizo links.

  • Place desired amount in a non-stick skillet.

  • Break-up Chorizo while cooking at medium heat.

  • Sauté for 7-8 minutes until the Chorizo is fully cooked or the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees (F).

  • Enjoy on or in any dish.

Chorizo 101

  • Chorizo is a spicy sausage believed to have come from Ancient Rome and later adopted by the Spaniards who brought it to Mexico.

  • Unlike Spanish Chorizo — Mexican style is soft and comes raw, uncured, and uncooked.

  • Similar to how Americans view bacon, Chorizo is a versatile ingredient one can use to enhance any dish!

Directions

  • Remove casing from Chorizo links.

  • Place desired amount in a non-stick skillet.

  • Break-up Chorizo while cooking at medium heat.

  • Sauté for 7-8 minutes until the Chorizo is fully cooked or the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees (F).

  • Enjoy on or in any dish.

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