Friday recipe: jalapeno poppers

February 4, 2011 —

This weekend is the big game and everyone will want to indulge a bit. BUT if you’re charged with bringing a dish to the party, you may as well make yours at least semi-healthy, right? I’m hoping to try this EatingWell recipe:

photo from eatingwell.com

Jalapeno poppers
(makes 12-18 poppers.)

12-18 whole fresh jalapenos
1 cup nonfat refried beans
1 cup shredded monterey jack or extra-sharp cheddar cheese
1 scallion, sliced
1 tsp salt, divided
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
1/2 cup fine cornmeal
cooking spray
Directions
1. Make a small slit on one side of each pepper. Place the peppers in a large microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high until just softened, about 5 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, combine refried beans, cheese, scallion and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl.
3. When the peppers are cool enough to handle, scrape out the seeds with a small spoon. Fill each pepper with about 1 TBL of bean filling, or until the pepper is full but not overstuffed (the amount will depend on the size of the pepper). Close the pepper around the filling.
4. Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
5. Place flour in a shallow dish. Lightly beat eggs in another shallow dish. Combine cornmeal and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in a third shallow dish. Roll each stuffed pepper in flour, shaking off any excess. Dip in egg and let any excess drip off. Then roll in the cornmeal mixture. Place the peppers on the prepared baking sheet. Generously coat all sides of each pepper with cooking spray.
6. Bake for 5 minutes. Turn each pepper over and continue baking until hot and the filling starts to ooze in a few spots, about 5 minutes more.

Per popper: 87 calories; 4 g fat (2 g sat, 1 g mono); 39 mg cholesterol; 8 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 5 g protein; 2 g fiber; 419 mg sodium; 119 mg potassium.


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.

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    What is so funny is that we used this receipe for our Super Bowl Party and it was a hit. We all had to make something and this won! Thanks

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    Wow, this is a fantastic recipe that I can’t wait to try. I have always bought the pre-made poppers, but this looks pretty easy, and no doubt tastes much better.

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    Wow, this is a fantastic recipe that I can’t wait to try. I have always bought the pre-made poppers, but this looks pretty easy, and no doubt tastes much better.