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Chorizo Poppers

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

4 dozen

Chorizo sausage adds even more zip to jalapeno popper snacks bursting with cheese. Guests are glad to see them at my parties throughout the year.—Daniel Brock, Sarasota, Florida
Chorizo Poppers Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound uncooked chorizo or bulk spicy pork sausage
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 24 jalapeno peppers

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a skillet, cook chorizo and onion over medium heat until sausage is cooked through, 5-7 minutes. Transfer to a bowl using a slotted spoon. Stir in all remaining ingredients except jalapenos.
  2. Cut jalapenos lengthwise in half; remove seeds and membranes. Fill each half with scant 1 tablespoon sausage mixture. Place in greased 15x10x1-in. pans. Bake, uncovered, until heated through, 18-20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 filled jalapeno half: 54 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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