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Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

10 appetizers

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 66 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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