Sunday, May 27, 2012

Cheese Steak Stuffed Jalapenos

You may have heard that Philly likes it's cheese steaks, oh yea, it's true! If I'm going to splurge on sandwich calories 90% of the time it's a cheese steak or Italian hoagie-good stuff folks! But I'm still on my stuffed jalapeno kick and a friend suggested adding cheese steak to the pepper, a very good idea-thanks Carol! And, since I'm saving all those calories from the roll, that means I can eat a couple extra:@)
I'd like to take a moment to address a question that comes up often: "don't they have a lot of heat?". Once you cut them in half and remove the seeds and the membranes (veins) from the inside of the pepper (a melon baller works great), that removes most of the heat. If you're new to handling jalapenos I do suggest using disposable food service gloves, they're readily available at Walmart and most supermarkets.
And the final thing that really tames the peppers is baking them. By the time I add a creamy cheese, I personally don't find any heat any more, just a nice vibrant jalapeno pepper flavor and love the way they smell while baking!
Don't be afraid to give these tasty little bites a try folks, they're great for appetizers or party munchies.

Cheese Steak Stuffed Jalapenos
3"-ish jalapenos
The best frozen cheese steak meat you can get, I buy Landis it's shaved meat, not ground and formed
American Cheese
Kosher salt
  1. Slice peppers in half and clean out the seeds and membranes. Place on baking dish or sheet. I suggest foil lined for easy clean up.
  2. Break up or cut the meat small, 1/4 to 1/2" pieces, and stuff it into the pepper halves, just fill as best you can. I used a little more than half of one slice for 4 half peppers. 
  3. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes. 
  4. Remove from oven and tip the peppers to let the juice run out.
  5. Cover each pepper with American Cheese. I used 1/4 of a slice on each pepper.
  6. Back into the oven until the cheese browns up, maybe 10 minutes or use the broiler if the cheese doesn't brown up by then. 
  7. Sprinkle with kosher salt once out of the oven.
Note: These are great as is, but some die-hards might insist on ketchup... just be prepared:@)
Click for chicken or ham and cheese stuffed jalapenos.
Have a happy day!

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  1. i know my husband would like these. he does the cream cheese stuffed w/ bacon wrapped kind.

  2. You have to love a low carb, lower calorie cheese steak! Yum, they are my weakness, if I lived in Philly I'd be in a heap of trouble, more than I already am. :) xo

  3. CC loves these Lynn. I am going to show this recipe to her.

  4. Since I have been sick paul hasbeen cooking a lot of dinners... cheese steaks are is dinner if choice. He will love this!!!! Yummo!

  5. Mmmmm, they look and sound to die for. Great ingredients and simple to assemble and bake off.

  6. Oh, my! These look amazing! I am a spice wimp but I know my husband would love them! Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Even though I couldn't eat them, I know I would love the smell. It would be a treat for those who could take the heat.

  8. They look delicious, we love stuffed jalapeno's!

  9. That sounds good. I had an incident while cleaning some jalapenos. I had to sneeze, brought my hand to my nose, accidentally inhaled and about killed myself. The pepper got in my nose and took my breath away. They are dangerous (OK, just to use klutzes), but yummy!

  10. Wow, Lynn, I make cheese stuffed jalapenos, but never with meat in them. I love this idea...perfect for a summer appetizer. YUMMY!!

  11. These would be hot-stuff, (you're right not too hot) at my next party and sound so yummy. Thanks!

  12. This recipe is near and dear to my heart too! I love cheese steaks! There is that age old debate... Pat's or Jim's cheese steak. Even in our house we are divided!
    My family will be wild over this recipe... especially my son!
    Lynn, what stores carry Landis steak? I don't know if I have seen it around here.
    Thanks for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY and sharing this yummy recipe!
    We got huge thunderstorms too last evening. They came up on us so quick. I hope they hold out today!
    Happy Memorial Day!

    1. I get them at the ShopRite, they're in with the other frozen cheese steak meats. Hope you love them if you try them:@)

  13. I like the idea of adding meat to these- sounds delicious!

  14. They sound wonderful, and what a huge crowd pleaser they would be at a party where you're supposed to bring finger food. I am definitely pinning these to try.

  15. My bunch sure loves stuffed peppers. Sometimes they are too hot for me but most of the time, they taste delicious.
    Yours sure look good.
    Happy and safe Memorial Day.....

  16. Oh man, these look great! Wonderful way to use up some peppers.

  17. I love chiles- any way they are prepared! Guess that is from growing up in the southwest.... Cheesesteak is always a winner, in my book. Thanks, Lynn. :-) Sue

  18. Holy Hot Pepper, these look wonderful and yummy.

  19. Oh my gosh. I so have to get me some jalopeno peppers!

  20. Being from Philly, anything involving a cheesesteak sounds good to me! Thanks for posting! They look so good! -- Joann


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