Hot Chorizo Poppers
Wrapped in Bacon

Snacks & Starters

A Recipe by El Popular

Don’t Get ‘Jalapeño’ My Business! Feisty, spicy, and oh so delicious – these Hot Chorizo Poppers Wrapped in Bacon will make your heart and taste buds sing. This recipe is fast, easy, and waiting to ‘pop’ onto your plate.

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  • Prep Time: 10 mins

  • Cook Time: 15 mins

  • Makes: 12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 oz.) El Popular “Super Picante” Chorizo

  • 24 jalapeño peppers

  • 8 oz. queso fresco, shredded

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened

  • 24 slices of bacon

  • 24 toothpicks

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

  • Remove casing from Chorizo, and place in a medium skillet. Cook for 4-5 min until brown. Drain excess grease. Set aside.

  • Combine the shredded queso fresco and softened cream. Set aside.

  • Cut a slit in each jalapeño, starting near the crown and down to just near the tip. Clean out the membrane of the pepper and the seeds with the back of a teaspoon. Using the same spoon, stuff the peppers half full with the cheese mixture.

  • Sprinkle the Chorizo on top of the cheese mixture.

  • Finally, wrap the peppers with a slice of bacon. Secure the bacon to the pepper with a toothpick.

  • Bake peppers for 8-10 min, rotating each pepper every 2 minutes.

  • Let the peppers cool slightly, remove the tooth picks and serve warm.

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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