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Best jalapeño recipes

Published: May 13, 2021 at 12:01 pm
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Use this hot chilli pepper in our recipes from steak burritos to jalapeño cheddar scones and chipotle chicken wraps

Looking for jalapeño recipes? Want the best tomato salsa recipe, spicy dip ideas or jalapeño poppers? Try our dishes below, and then check out our red pepper recipes.


Jalapeño recipes

Healthy chicken and black bean stew

Pickled jalapeño chilli peppers lift this chicken stew and provide ample heat, softened with soured cream and grated cheese to make a healthy and hearty midweek meal.

Chicken Thigh Stew Recipe with Jalapeño and Black Beans

Crab tostadas

This recipe from Tacos Padre, a stall at London's Borough Market, features layers of crabmeat and is best garnished with plenty of jalapeños, coriander and fresh lime.

A bright blue plate with crab tostadas on top of it

Tomato salsa

Whip up a batch of homemade salsa with jalapeño chillies and chargrilled tomatoes providing wonderfully smoky notes, then serve in big bowls with plenty of tortilla chips for dunking.

Bowl of tomato salsa served with nachos

Slow-cooker chilli with jalapeño cheddar cornbread

Jalapeño cheddar cornbread makes the perfect accompaniment to this slow-cooker chilli, making it a fail-safe winter warmer.

Slow-Cooker Beef Chilli Recipe with Easy Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread

Steak burritos

These steak and black bean burritos offer plenty of heat from the pickled jalapeños, tempered by creamy layers of avocado and feta.

Steak burritos

Beef chilli with jalapeño cheddar scones

Give your rich beef chilli a twist with a side of jalapeño cheddar scones, brilliant for easy entertaining.

Beef Chilli with Jalapeño Cheddar Scones

Best guacamole

Fresh, finely chopped jalapeño chillies are key in this classic guacamole dip. Make your own in just 15 minutes and let everyone dig in.

Best Guacamole Plus How To Video

Honey and sesame halloumi with jalapeño yogurt and tabbouleh

Honeyed halloumi is layered with a punchy jalapeño yogurt to strike a perfect balance of sweet and heat, making it a clever new way to serve your favourite squeaky cheese.

Sesame Halloumi Recipe With Tabbouleh

Turkey tacos with pico de gallo salsa and creamy avo sauce

Swap beef for turkey mince in this healthier take on tacos, loaded with pickled jalapeños for extra heat.

Crispy turkey tacos with pico de gallo salsa and creamy avo sauce

Fried chicken wings with instant mash

Max Halley of Max's Sandwich Shop coats chicken wings in instant mash for extra crunch, served with a suitably punchy jalapeño dip which everyone will enjoy.

Fried Chicken Wings Recipe In Instant Mash

‘A Thousand Leaves’ chips with jalapeño sauce

Chips but not as you know it: check out chef Scott Hallsworth’s super crispy thin potatoes with a punchy jalapeño sauce for your next dinner party.

Sliced Potatoes Recipe with Jalapeño Hot Sauce

Chipotle chicken lunch wrap

Add a kick to your midweek lunch with this healthy chicken wrap, layered with a chipotle paste and pickled jalapeños for a spicy kick.

Easy Chicken Wrap Recipe

Jalapeño poppers

Jalapeños give plenty of kick in these cheesy, golden-brown poppers, ready in just over 30 seconds.

Chilli cornbread pie

For a midweek meal with a difference, make a comforting beef pie with a jalapeño chilli kick complete with cornbread topping. Serve with extra jalapeños for added heat.

Chilli Cornbread Pie Recipe

Yogurt-braised chicken

This lightly spiced yogurt-braised chicken is given an extra kick thanks to a sprinkling of red jalapeño chillies.

A plate of yogurt chicken with salad on the side

Smashed burgers with jalapeño rarebit

The spicy notes of jalapeños work wonderfully with rarebit and nacho cheese in these treat-yourself smashed burgers, perfect for a midweek treat.

Diner Style Burgers With Jalapeño Rarebit

Smoky steak with jalapeño cream

Smoky steak meets jalapeño cream in this speedy and easy 10-minute recipe, making it a brilliant date-night dinner for two.

Smoky steak with jalapeño cream

Sloppy joe buns

A showstopping burger filled with flavours: think pickled jalapeños, creamy avocado and chipotle pulled pork stuffed into soft brioche buns.

Sloppy joes with pulled pork and brioche buns

Sweetcorn and jalapeño scones

Sweetcorn and jalapeño scones make an easy savoury snack which are ready in just 30 minutes, best served slathered in butter.

sweetcorn and jalapeno scones

Low and slow pork belly with jalapeño creamed corn

Low and slow pork belly is paired with jalapeño creamed corn to make a showstopping main that packs in warming, fiery flavours.

Slow Cooked Pork Belly Recipe with Creamed Corn

Spinach and jalapeño madeleine

Adapted from River Road Recipes, this spinach and jalapeño madeleine recipe makes a special savoury snack which promises plenty of heat.

Salt-baked potatoes with prawns and jalapeño and coriander butter

A comfort food staple gets a Tex Mex update with a spicy jalapeño, coriander and prawn filling, perfect for a cosy night in.

Red lentil soup

This soothing red lentil soup provides plenty of fiery kick thanks to jalapeño chillies and cumin seeds, with the lime adding extra freshness and zing.

Two bowls of red lentil soup with lime on the side

Mezcal, pineapple and jalapeño smash

The addition of jalapeños provides gentle heat in this smoky mezcal cocktail, making a spicy tipple that’s easily made into a jug cocktail for a crowd.

Mezcal Cocktail Recipe with Pineapple And Jalapeño

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