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Favorite things to make with Jalapenos?

Discussion in 'Peppers' started by kawboy, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. kawboy

    kawboy Smoking Fanatic

    This spring I got the idea to plant a couple Jalapeno plants to make ABTs. Looks like I'm gonna have a bunch. What are some of you guy's favorite recipes to use them in other than just ABTs?
  2. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You can let them fully mature on the plant/ripen to a nice solid red and cut in half with or without seeds and smoke low and slow like 140° to dry like jerky up to 24 hours to make homemade Chipotle halves, chunks and powder. Especially if you have another flush of peppers at the end of the season and you want to preserve them over the winter for tacos, chili etc. Seach the forum for Jalapeño recipies.
  3. ritchierich

    ritchierich Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Cowboy candy!!! Takes about 4 lbs. sliced up to make a batch. They are awesome
  4. kawboy

    kawboy Smoking Fanatic

    Don't know what that is, but you have my attention!
  5. kawboy

    kawboy Smoking Fanatic

    That was another thing, knowing when to pick them.
  6. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I picked them when dark green, firm and shiney. Before they ripen red they can get corky. Woody looking streaks like a wine cork which usually means a hotter pepper but no flavor/texture difference.
  7. kawboy

    kawboy Smoking Fanatic

    Thank you, I love the flavor, Wife doesn't like much heat. So green picking it is.
  8. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Jalapeno Jam
    It's da'bomb on sausage biscuits and makes an interesting glaze on meats.
  9. kawboy

    kawboy Smoking Fanatic

    My sister used to give me blueberry/jalapeno jelly that she would get at a craft fair. Forgot about that, that stuff was good! Glaze sounds good, stupid super low carb, can't eat it on crackers anymore!
  10. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I think corking is related to not enough watering and for super hot peppers many people let the leaves wilt before watering really well to maximize capsaicin production in the pepper. Corking is a Jalapeño thing, being a thick/meaty pepper. So if your Jalapeños aren't corky and green or red ready to pick they'll be the same spiciness. The red ones may be sweeter like bell peppers are when they change colors.
  11. Medina Joe

    Medina Joe Meat Mopper

    Jalapeño pulled pork nachos......
  12. zwiller

    zwiller Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I top, half, and clean them and freeze. They hold up well. But honestly, cowboy candy sounds killer on a cracker with some cream cheese.
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  13. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    I like to stuff them inside of moinks or porkshots. Adds another dimension.

  14. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    We use jalapenos in a lot of dishes.
    Any time a recipe calls for green pepper, we use jalapenos or poblanos.
  15. I like to chop them in small pieces, mix them with some softened cream cheese, spread it on a piece of thin cut venison steak (could use beef) roll it up, wrap with bacon and put on the grill.
  16. Holly2015

    Holly2015 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My favorite thing to do with extra jalapeno's is dehydrate them and grind into a powder. Then use all year in soups, stews, marinades and jelly.
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  17. ironhorse07

    ironhorse07 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    They freeze really well. Whole or halved and gutted. I do cowboy candy, jalapeno jelly, escabeche, chipotle, and a pickled jalapenos and carrots (I'll have to dig that recipe out and post it), just to name a few
  18. kawboy

    kawboy Smoking Fanatic

    Great ideas so far, keep them coming! So, this cowboy candy, it's basically pickled peppers?
  19. ritchierich

    ritchierich Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Its candied Jalapeños !!! I use this recipe and turns out great!! IMG_3327.JPG
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  20. ritchierich

    ritchierich Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I add just a little pickling spice in with the boil and strain it out when I add it to the jars with the jalapeño. And Well worth the effort to make them. No joke.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2018