Smoked Gouda Jalapeno Poppers

Get the taste buds primed with these cheesy and spicy grilled jalapeno poppers. 

Westlake Ace Grilling Tool: Grillmark Stainless Steel Pepper Roaster Topper

Ingredients:

  • 2 links Mexican chorizo, casings removed
  • 1/2 pound smoked gouda, shredded
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onions
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (recommended: Frank's Red Hot)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 large jalapeno peppers, stemmed, seeded and halved

Grilling Instructions:

  • 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.
  • Prepare a grill for indirect grilling over medium-high heat.
  • Cut 1/4 inch off the top of each jalapeño pepper. Using a thin knife, hollow out the centers of the peppers, removing the seeds and ribs; do not cut through the flesh.
  • Using your fingers, stuff the center of each pepper with 1 to 2 tablespoons of the chorizo mixture, pressing it down to fill the entire pepper. Place the filled peppers upright in a jalapeño pepper roaster.
  • Place the pepper roaster on the grill over indirect heat, cover the grill and roast until the peppers are tender, 20 to 30 minutes. To test for doneness, insert a paring knife into the side of a pepper. If it pierces easily, the peppers are done. Interior peppers will be crisper than those along the outside of the roaster.
  • Transfer the pepper roaster to a platter and serve the jalapeño poppers immediately.

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