I normally use Italian Sausage in my Stuffed Jalapeno's but after getting a care package from Columbus Salame I knew I wanted to try their Chorizo Salame in my yummy "poppers".
Made with paprika, fresh garlic and a precise blend of other spices, Chorizo Casero (Homemade Style Chorizo) is one of a kind and since they dry cure the pork to perfection, we can enjoy in our favorite dishes or sliced right off the stick.
Columbus Chorizo Salame Stuffed Jalapeno's
- 10 jalapeno peppers, cut in half and seeded
- 1, 10 oz pkg Chorizo Salame, diced
- 1 T olive oil
- 1 med. shallot, minced
- 1 pk cream cheese
- 1 T fresh thyme, minced
- 1/3 C cheddar cheese, grated
- 1/3 C fontina cheese, grated
- jalapeno bacon, cut in half
In a saute pan, cook shallots in olive oil until translucent. Add to cream cheese mixture, then add minced thyme and grated cheeses. Stir to mix well and add pepper to taste.
Slice jalapeno's lengthwise and using a spoon, scrap out the seeds. I like to leave the stems on for looks. Slice the jalapeno bacon in half and lay out the toothpicks.
Using a spoon, fill each jalapeno half with the cream cheese mixture then wrap each one with 1/2 piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place on wire rack in baking sheet. Bake for 35 minutes or until the bacon is cooked and crisp.