If you’re a spice fan like me, it’s hard to resist a spicy dish and stuffed jalapeños are one of my all-time favorites to whip up as a snack, to nibble during a sports game, or to serve as an elegant appetizer.
The jalapeño was named after the Mexican town of Xalapa (which is also spelt, Jalapa, and is pictured below).
Jalapeños are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and are believed to cure colds and prevent allergy symptoms. That said, if you have a lower spice tolerance, green or red peppers make a great substitute in this incredibly simple dish. I leave it to you to go mild, medium or hot!
3 jalapeños, sliced in half long ways down the middle
1/8 pound ground Italian sausage
3 Sun-dried tomatoes, sliced in half
Oregano spice or Italian seasoning
Line a baking tray with foil or parchment paper and place the halved jalapeños on the tray with their open side facing up.
Sprinkle Oregano or Italian seasoning on the jalapeños, and then add a Sun-dried tomato slice to the center of each one.
Top with ground sausage, pressing it firmly into the jalapeño shell.
Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
Plate, sprinkle with a little more seasoning and enjoy while piping hot (in both senses of the word!)
Snack time has never been this tantalizing, and this simple!
Happy Paleo snacking,