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Chorizo Poppers


  • 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


  • 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.


Average Rating: 5
  • justmbeth
    Oct 3, 2018
    I made a half recipe but ended up using more than 12 jalapenos since my were small. Just the right amount of heat for me. The chorizo made them something special.
  • DeboraLZ
    Jun 13, 2016

    Perfectly spiced. I used cheddar cheese because it was all I had on hand and they were still really good.

  • kathy721
    Jun 21, 2014

    Very Very GOOD!

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