Turning Up The Heat: Best Of Jalapeños

Fried Jalapeños by Kitch Me

They say variety is the spice of life, but jalapeño lovers might disagree. This green Mexican chili pepper has a unique way of bringing its delightful heat to a multitude of dishes. Fan-favorites like jalapeño poppers and salsa would be nothing without it, but the recipes we’re about to feature put this powerful pepper to amazing use too!

 

Sausage Jalapeño Macaroni and Cheese

Sausage Jalapeño Mac

We love that this recipe walks you through roasting the jalapeños before adding to your mac. Its extra steps like these that take recipes from “yum” to “wow”! Cutting no corners in delivering the full MAC experience, you can enjoy 3 types of cheeses, plus sausage and plus plus breadcrumbs and plus plus plus the jalapeños for a myriad of flavors that make this comfort food a mealtime masterpiece. 💯

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Cheesy Bacon Jalapeño Corn Dip

Jalapeño Corn Dip

If you have a gang of food lovers coming for the evening, this dip might just win you a gold medal. Whipped up in just under an hour, it’s a one pan dip that combines bacon, corn, jalapeño, cheese, spices and even some fresh basil into pure cheesy bliss. The best part? Aside from cooking the bacon, just dump, mix and bake. 👌

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Jalapeño Baked Chicken

Jalapeño Baked Chicken

Chicken fajita, chicken parmesan, chicken milanese, chicken marsala and the list can go on – but finally here’s a chicken you haven’t seen – chicken jalapeño. (Or should we say, chicken jalap-yay-ño!) In this rather unique recipe, chicken is seasoned with jalapeño, cumin, coriander, thyme, brown sugar, garlic and paprika for a flavor experience we wouldn’t recommend for those with a weak palate!

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Fried Jalapeño

Fried Jalapeños by Kitch Me

There are few cuisines more built to satisfy than bar food! We love that this recipe brings this southern favorite – fried jalapeños – forward as an amazing appetizer, snack or side dish! It even calls for beer batter 😍 which we find to be a lovely touch for the home chef! Serve with your favorite dipping sauce – namely sriracha mayo or ranch!

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Jalapeño Pro-tip: It’s worth checking your peppers before you get cooking that they aren’t – what we call – “volcaños” (unusually hot jalapeños). Peppers that are too spicy can make dishes practically inedible, so be sure they aren’t before you put in the work!

 

Jalapeño Lime Wings

Jalapeño Lime Chicken Wings

There are lots of amazing chicken wing recipes out there, from classic buffalo to bbq, teriyaki, lemon pepper and more – but these jalapeño lime wings are in a league of their own. Tossed in a butter, jalapeño, lime and honey sauce, these wings are more of an experience than an appetizer. Heat from the jalapeño and acidic zest from the lime is relaxed by the butter with a touch of sweetness from the honey making for a for a full house of flavor!

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Shrimp Jalapeño Fritters

Shrimp and Jalapeño Fritters

As if fritters weren’t awesome enough already, these cheesy shrimp jalapeño bites come along to blow our minds! Using all the southern tricks of the trade when it comes to battering and frying (using sparkling water and whipped egg yolks), cheese, onion, jalapeño and shrimp are balled up and fried to perfection for a unique appetizer the whole family can get behind. Serve with sriracha and you have yourself a refreshing new appetizer that is sure to please.

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Jalapeño Parmesan Crisps

Jalapeño Crisps

Salty, oily, crispy and flavorful – to make these low carb crisps you only need parmesan, provolone, jalapeño slices, parchment paper and an oven. We love how simple yet flavorful they are! Feel free to swap the provolone for a different cheese and add some extra flavor by topping with your favorite seasonings.

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Jalapeño Avocado Deviled Eggs

Avocado Jalapeño Deviled Eggs

Listen up mayonnaise haters! These jalapeño deviled eggs are made with avocado, an amazing and healthy alternative to the usual ingredients. We love that the combo of ingredients allow us to feel the heat from the pepper finished off with the cool, creamy avocado. You also get some kick from dijon mustard which is an excellent touch!

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Jalapeño Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jalapeño Chocolate Chip Cookies

“Jalapeño Cookies…?” is what you might be thinking, but don’t move on just yet! Spicy chocolate is all the rage in Mexico and with good reason! Popular in traditional Mexican favorites like mole and Mexican hot chocolate, sweet cacao goes surprisingly well with the spice of hot peppers. While traditional recipes usually use chipotle and/or cayenne, this recipe is featuring jalapeño within the baker’s favorite chocolate chip cookie for a flavor experience like none other.

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Cheddar Jalapeño Pull Apart Bread

Jalapeño Pull Apart Bread

If you love nachos, you’ll love this pull apart bread! An amazing addition to any brunch, lunch or dinner, it has a magical way of spicing things up the warmest, cheesiest way possible. Made with pizza dough (score!), butter, mozzarella, cheddar cheese, jalapeños and nothing else, the simplicity is the real champ in this bread recipe!

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To avoid repeating ourselves, we stayed away from jalapeño popper (jalapeño + cream cheese) variations, but there are a lot of great ones out there! Here are some of our favorites:

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Have you made any jalapeño-filled kitchen wins lately? Tag us with #BestMarket, we would love to see!

February 21, 2019