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Chorizo-Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers filled with chorizo, cream cheese, and shredded Mexican cheese blend are the perfect game day eats! They're smoky, spicy, creamy and full of bold flavors you'll love in an appetizer!
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Chorizo-Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers

Chorizo-Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers filled with chorizo, cream cheese, and shredded Mexican cheese blend are the perfect game day eats! They're smoky, spicy, creamy and full of bold flavors you'll love in an appetizer!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 143kcal
Author Lalaine

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Mexican pork chorizo
  • 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 12 pieces large jalapenos

For the Cilantro Lime Dip

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, stemmed and minced
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Remove chorizo from casings if not using bulk. In a wide pan over medium heat, add chorizo. Break into small pieces with the back of a wooden spoon. 
  • When chorizo begins to render fat, add onions. Cook for about 5 to 7 minutes or until chorizo is lightly browned and onions are softened. Remove chorizo from pan and drain well. Let cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese using an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth and fluffy.
  • Gently stir in chorizo and shredded cheese.
  • Cut each jalapeno lengthwise and with a small spoon, scrape out any seeds and veins.
  • Spoon chorizo mixture into each of the hollowed pepper halves.
  • Arrange stuffed jalapenos in a single layer on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in a 450 F oven for about 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned and bubbly. 
  • Serve immediately with cilantro lime dipping sauce.

For the Cilantro-Lime Dipping Sauce

  • In a small bowl. combine mayonnaise, sour cream, and lime juice. Stir until well-blended. 
  • Add cilantro and stir to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

Nutritional Facts provided is for 2 pieces per serving and do not include the cilantro dipping sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 431mg | Potassium: 149mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 0.4mg