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Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos

 Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos
These cheese-stuffed jalapenos are always popular when my husband and I host a tapas (appetizers) party. There’s a flavor explosion in each crisp and tender pepper. —Mary Potter, Sterling Heights, MI
10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika or paprika
  • 10 jalapeno peppers


  • In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Cut a
  • lengthwise slit down each pepper, leaving the stem intact; remove
  • membranes and seeds. Fill each pepper with 1 tablespoon cheese
  • mixture.
  • Prepare grill for indirect heat. Place peppers in a disposable foil
  • pan. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 8-10 minutes or
  • until peppers are tender and cheese is melted. Serve warm. Yield: 10
  • appetizers.
Nutritional Facts: 1 stuffed pepper equals 66 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 125 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red

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