Monday

How To Tell If A Jalapeno Pepper Is Hot ~ Cheesy Jalapeno Peppers Recipe

So many times I would buy a bunch of jalapeno peppers, get them home and they weren't hot.  Not hot like my Hubs likes them.   For me, I could care less because I don't eat them anyway.

But let me show you how to tell if your jalapeno pepper is really hot.

See all those white lines in my peppers?  Those are stress lines from the heat inside the pepper.  The more stress lines the hotter it probably is.     This usually runs true, but sometimes you can find a really, really hot pepper with no stress lines at all.
I can remember last year throwing these peppers away because I thought those lines meant they were damaged in some way.   This year, I cook them up for my Hubs.
 
 
Cheesy Jalapeno Peppers
Halve the peppers lengthwise and take out seeds
Place in a baking pan cut side up and bake them at 300 degrees for one hour
Remove from oven and put cream cheese into the opening of each pepper
Sprinkle with Mexican Cheese and put them back in the oven until the cheese melts.
 
My Hubs says these are as good as the Jalapeno Poppers that we do with bacon.

 

40 comments:

  1. You know my dh loves HOT and we had total red cracked jalapenos last year. HOT as fire!

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  2. I have noticed that some peppers have those white lines, but I honestly had no idea why they were there. I'll have to keep that in mind when I'm picking out peppers in the future. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. Wow, I never knew that! You learn something new everyday. I enjoy jalapeno peppers every once in awhile. :)

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  4. I had no idea! That is really good to know!!! I love jalapenos in cooking. Spice is fun!

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  5. You give me an idea! I have these kind of peppers given to us by hubby's co-worker and I don't know what to do. Thanks!

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  6. This recently came up when I cooked this chili that called for two Jalapenos and I was a tad about putting them both in, but my hubs said to go for it. Turns out they weren't hot....now I know why! I will be looking for those stress lines next time I pick some up. I would devour those cheesy jalapenos for sure! :)

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  7. I have to send this to my hubs!

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  8. I never knew this about jalapenos! I usually avoid food with heat, but those Cheesy Jalapeno Peppers look delicious! I may get brave and try them.

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  9. I'm with you, don't eat them and run the other way

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  10. I love jalapenos and have to have them on my sandwich at Subway. I didn't know there was a way to tell if they were hot or not. You learn something new everyday I guess. :)

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  11. Stress lines. I never knew that

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  12. Nicole A.3:06:00 AM

    I make jalepeno poppers anytime we have a get together or need to bring something to a bbq.

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  13. Awesome recipe. I love Jalepeno poppers - Chris, not so much.

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  14. YUM YUM YUM! I wish I could come eat those. They look sooooo good!

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  15. My daughter makes these and they are delicious! Yum.

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  16. Oh my goodness, sounds delicious. Unfortunately my hubby and I can not eat hot like that anymore. I will pass this recipe along to my sons. They all love a good hot jalapeno.

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  17. I'm so not a hot or spicy person but those sure look yummy :)

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  18. Oh i need to have that tip! I always pick the smoothest peppers and my husband complains they are not spicy enough. lol. So now I know which peppers to pick for him!

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  19. I need this trick! I always picked the smooth peppers and my husband complained they were never spicy enough. Now i know which ones to pick to get him more spice!

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  20. Thank you for the tip! My husband and his buds like their peppers hot. This recipe makes a really good football appetizer. Sometimes I add sausage to the cream cheese. :)

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  21. i love american hot pizza with Jalapeno peppers im guessing i would love this too!!

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  22. I didn't know those were stress lines. Quality info, thank you!

    I love Jalepeno Peppers. :)

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  23. HOT & mouthwatering . I never knew about stress lines , I end up throwing them #OhNOOOOOOO

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  24. I had no idea about that! What an interesting way to tell - I have to admit I shy away from all peppers ;) lol x

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  25. I didn't know about the stress lines, how interesting! I love stuffed peppers too, yummo

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  26. I never knew that! My husband would love this recipe. I think I will surprise him with it! Thanks!

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  27. Who knew! Thanks for the tip! I would have thrown them out thinking they were rotten.

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  28. Whew - not a fan of Jalepeno's or super hot stuff - but I do like to add them every now and again into some of my dishes -thanks for the heads up about the hotness! I'll buy them smooth ;)

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  29. I learned something new today. Maybe you could give us some tips on picking out melons too! I am not much for hot peppers but my sons are. They will love the stuffed peppers.

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  30. I did not know that about the stress lines! Thank you for my "you learn something new everyday" thing for today! x

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  31. Ive been trying to get used to eating red peppers to help with beauty fix. I did not know about stress lines on the peppers.

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  32. I didn't know about the stress lines also. The hubby and I like ours hot too and we usually put them in stews.

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  33. I actually learned the hard way years ago how to tell which ones are hot and which ones aren't. My good friend baited me into trying a hot one and it was not pretty.

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  34. I had no idea that the lines meant they were hotter. I also thought they meant the peppers were damaged. My husband and I both really like jalapenos. I haven't tried to make poppers like this though I can't wait to try them.

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  35. Wow, didn't know that which is funny considering I like hot peppers!

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  36. oh? didnt know that. will "avoid" those pepper with stress line then coz I can't stand very spicy pepper :)

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  37. I had no idea! But I can tell if a red cayenne pepper is hot. According to my mom, the skinnier the chili, the hotter it is. The broad ones are milder and I find this to be true most of the time.

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  38. growing up i didn't eat many spicy things but stuffed (and seeded!) jalapeno peppers were yummy

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  39. Just looking at the picture makes my mouth burn!

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  40. I have never really ate spicy foods but it's neat to know how to tell if theyre are hot or not. The recipe sounds perfect for my mom and sis, they love jalepenos!

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