Saturday, December 27, 2014

Chorizo stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

If you have ever watched Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, you may have seen an episode where Guy Fieri was at a burger place in Chicago. The name of the place is Kuma's Corner, and the burgers there are outstanding! Not only are the burgers delicious, the appetizers are just as good, too.

Here's a step by step on how to make these poppers. I do them a bit differently than Kuma's, and they come out just as good...in my opinion.

Ingredients
  • Jalapenos
  • Chorizo
  • Whipped Cream Cheese
  • Panko
  • 1 Egg
  • Beer (Optional) 
Step One - Open beer and take a sip. (Optional.)
Step Two - Make sure you have all of the required ingredients. If you don't, then improvise. I forgot to get panko, and was too lazy to go back to the store, so, I improvised and used Italian bread crumbs instead.



Step Three - Cut the tops off of the jalapeno peppers and clean them out.


Step Four - Cook the chorizo sausage.
Step Five - In a bowl mix the cooked chorizo sausage with the whipped cream cheese.
Step Six - Drink Beer. (Optional.)


Step Seven - Fill the jalapenos with the chorizo sausage and cream cheese mixture.
Step Eight - Prepare a bowl with the 1 egg, and another bowl with panko.
Step Nine - Take a jalapeno and soak it with egg, then coat it with panko, and place on a baking tray. Repeat until finished.
Step Ten - Pre-heat oven to 400 degree's, and bake the jalapenos until golden.
Step Eleven - Take them out of the oven.
Step Twelve - Drink beer and eat.
Done.


Not pictured is the finished product. It's because my GF bought a deep fryer, and I tried to use it for the first time with these poppers, because, Kuma's Corner deep fry's theirs. In the past I have baked mine, because, I never had a deep fryer, and they have turned out awesome. Well, not the case with the deep fryer. I was very disappointed with the finished product. I chalk it up to it being my first time using the deep fryer. I will post a picture the next time I make them.

Shout out to my beautiful sister, Jennifer, for getting me a case of one of my favorite, hard to attain beers. Zombie Dust from 3 Floyds in Munster, Indiana.