This blog post just has the weekend written all over it! I am still amazed on how popular poppers have become. I was enjoying melted cheese and chile since I was kid, mmmmm… My mom’s Chile con Queso on a tostada sounds good right about now! Who knew stuffing it into the jalapeño would make miliion happy. Lol! Below you will find a collection of all kinds of stuffed poppers, peppers, chiles…Wrapped, Dipped, Breaded(masa) and Battered. #ConfessionsofaChilehead….me gusta!
Beer Battered Poppers Stuffed with Cheese and Bacon. This is for a large batch of poppers, but you could certainly just cut the ingredients in half for a smaller batch.
25 to 30 roasted jalapeños, seeds and membranes removed, see instructions below
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup pepper jack, shredded
1/2 cup sharp cheddar, shredded
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/3 teaspoon cumin
1/3 teaspoon smoked paprika
4 thick cut strips of bacon, cooked and chopped fine
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon each of:
12 ounces light beer
You will also need
Oil for frying
flour for dusting
1. Mix the cheese together, add spices listed and bacon.stir well to combine. Fill the prepared jalapeños with cheese mixture, just enough to fill, do not over stuff. Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
2. In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients to make the beer batter and whisk until smooth, let set for up to 1 hour. Preheat 2 cups of oil to medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes.
3. Dredge the peppers lightly in flour to coat. Dip into batter and fry in hot oil for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden and crispy. Drain onto baking sheet lined with paper towels.
Beer Battered Jalapeño Poppers Stuffed with Crab #QueRicaVida. Click onto picture for full recipe @ Que Rica Vida
Beer Battered Stuffed Poppers with Tomato Jam @the Hispanic Kitchen. Click onto picture for full recipe.
The Bomb, Tex Mex Egg Rolls. A Jalapeño Poppers stuffed into an eggroll. Click onto picture to see full recipe @the Hispanic Kitchen.
Spicy Masa Crusted Poppers Stuffed with Spanish Chorizo and Manchego Cheese. Click onto picture to see full recipe @the HispanicKitchen.
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Popper. Click onto picture to see the full recipe @the Hispanic Kitchen.
Beer Battered Stuffed Anaheim Peppers. Technically still a “Popper”, lol! An oversized Anahiem pepper stuffed with cheese. Click onto picture to see full recipe @the Hispanic Kitchen.
Bacon Wrapped Poppers Stuffed with Beef Picadillo. Click onto picture for full recipe @the Hispanic Kitchen.
Grilled Shrimp Poppers with Chorizo and Bacon. Click onto picture for full recipe at the Hispanic Kitchen.
Steak and Cheese Stuffed Hot Poppers. Click onto picture to see full recipe @the Hispanic Kitchen.
Cherry Bomb Peppers Stuffed with Crab Cake Fixin’s. I took my favorite crab cake recipe and stuffed in into the fresh cherry peppers and baked them for 30 minutes @ #50 degrees F.
Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Anaheim Peppers. A mix of cream cheese, crumbled queso fresco and shredded jack cheese stuffed into a fresh Anaheim pepper half. Wrapped with two strips of bacon and baked on a baking sheet lined with a wire rack @ 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, then under the broiler for a minute until bacon was crisp.