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Smoked Gouda-Chorizo Jalapeño Poppers


This crowd-pleasing appetizer will keep all your family, friends, and loved-ones well-fed and happy while the main course comes together. Smoked Gouda-Chorizo Jalapeño Poppers are the perfect snack for any occasion from gameday to an elegant dinner filled with spice-loving guests. Pair these poppers with the light beer of your choice or even a light white wine or champagne.

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  • 2 (14-ounce) packages Mexican chorizo, casings removed
  • 1/2 pound smoked gouda, shredded
  • 1/4 cup red onions, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Frank's Red Hot hot sauce
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 12 large jalapeño peppers, stemmed, seeded and halved
  • parchment paper


Servings 24
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 60mins
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Brown chorizo in a skillet over medium-high heat, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Drain and place into a large mixing bowl. Add the cheese, red onion, egg, cream cheese, sour cream, hot sauce, and salt and pepper, to taste.

Press into jalapeño halves and assemble on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until golden and bubbly, about 20 minutes.

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