Cheese-Stuffed Jalapeños (Jalapeños Rellenos)
Fry up these classic gooey appetizers for a sure party hit.
Total cook time
- 20 fresh jalapeño peppers,
- 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 ounces),
- ½ 8-ounce tub cream cheese with chive and onion,
- ¼ teaspoon ground cumin,
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour,
- ½ cup cornmeal,
- 1 teaspoon salt,
- ½ teaspoon baking powder,
- 1 12-ounce can beer or 1 1/2 cups milk,
- Cooking oil or shortening for deep-fat frying,
- Salsa (optional),
Make a T-shape cut in the side of each jalapeño; remove seeds and membranes.
Stir together Monterey Jack, cream cheese and cumin in a small bowl. Pack about 2 teaspoons of the filling into the cut in each jalapeño.
Combine flour, cornmeal, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl. Add beer (or milk). Beat until smooth.
Preheat oven to 300°F. In a heavy saucepan or deep-fat fryer, heat 2 inches cooking oil (or melted shortening) to 375°F. Dip stuffed peppers into batter. Fry jalapeños, several at a time, in hot fat for about 4 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Transfer to a baking sheet; keep warm in oven while frying the remaining jalapeños. If desired, serve with salsa.
All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.
© 2019 Albertsons Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
Select Your StoreCancel
We found multiple stores for you. One could be your favorite while another might be a store near you, or one you browsed in the past. Since some offers vary by store, we want to make sure we're showing you the correct offers for your favorite store.
Why do I see this every time I visit?
If you visit the website and are not logged in, we automatically pick the store closest to you. If you try then log in and have a different store saved with your account, we will confirm which store you prefer. If you clear your browser cookies (or have software that automatically clear cookies) you may receive this each time you visit the site.
To keep this from happening
Select "Keep me signed in on this computer" when logging in or go to your browser's settings and update them to not clear cookies for this website.
Cart Content Notification
We've consolidated the items added to your cart from today with those added during a previous visit. Please review and confirm the items and quantities before checking out.Close