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Jalapeno Popper Heaven

I live in Texas and Texans love their ‘picy foods.  It’s jalapeno this and jalapeno that. (btw: proper pronunciation in Texas = hal-eh-pain-nyo)

The dirty little secret for some of us big bad Texans (me) is that we prefer our taste buds not be seared off when eating our favorite Tex-Mex meals.

So, what’s a jalapeno-loving gal to do?

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Core those suckers with a Norpro Jalapeno Corer!

Jalapeno Popper Heaven
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Product Deets:

  • Stainless steel blade
  • Soft santoprene handle
  • Serrated edge and sharp inner teeth
  • Dishwasher safe

Every heat-adverse Texan knows that the heat of the pepper lies within the seeds.  Take out the seeds and you’re left with the mild flesh that’s mmmm, mmmm good.

When I make Pico De Gallo, I de-seed the peppers for those who don’t want to breathe fire, and leave them in for those that do.

Also, this handy jalapeno corer makes stuffing peppers so easy.  Jalapeno poppers have never been so easy to make!

Jalapeno Popper Heaven


  • 20 whole fresh jalapenos, 2-3 inches in size
  • 2 cubes cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pound bacon, sliced into thirds


  1. Core jalapenos. (see note)*
  2. Fill with softened cream cheese.
  3. Wrap jalapenos with bacon pieces (1/3 slice), then secure with toothpick.
  4. Bake on a pan with a rack in a 375-degree oven for 20-25 minutes. If, after 20 minutes, the bacon doesn’t look brown enough, just turn on the broiler for a couple of minutes to finish it off.


*When working with jalapenos, it's a good idea to wear latex gloves. If you don't, the oil from the seeds can get on your hands and if you inadvertently wipe your eyes or mouth....FIRE!

Adapted from Pioneer Woman

Get one for the chef’s stocking and an extra for you!

CALIENTE, NO MORE!   Unless, of course, you like going through life with nubs for taste-buds…




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Monday 25th of November 2013

Need that tool for superbowl!

Mrs. Tucker

Monday 25th of November 2013

Now you're thinking!


Sunday 24th of November 2013

Yep, my little tool like this works great. I use the plastic produce bag from the grocery store like a glove to handle the jalepenos to avoid those oils. Here via TWB. For what it's worth

Mrs. Tucker

Sunday 24th of November 2013

YAY! I love to read the success of others with the products I feature. This handy little tool is gonna be in a few family stockings this year. Thanks for coming by! LOVE TWB!


Thursday 19th of September 2013

Yum! Thanks for stopping by DIY Vintage Chic’s Friday’s Five Features and Fun Festivities. Don’t forget to stop back by tomorrow!

Mrs. Tucker

Thursday 19th of September 2013

Thanks for having us!

Shannah @ Just Us Four

Tuesday 17th of September 2013

First, I totally need one of those jalapeno tools! Awesome. Second, definitely making these for our next football party!

Thanks so much for linking up to the PInworthy Projects Party!

Mrs. Tucker

Tuesday 17th of September 2013

Best tool I've discovered in a looong time. Eat one for me!

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