Jalapeno Pepper Grilled Cheese
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Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Stuffed Jalapeño Pepper Grilled Cheese

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 6 sandwiches
To create an unforgettable grilled cheese, we leaned into the bold flavors of jalapeño poppers and spicy chorizo. The sausage is browned in a skillet, then layered with jalapeño poppers and creamy cheese on sliced Pullman bread. Cooked until golden on the outside and hot and melty within, this sandwich will definitely be a win on game day.



  1. Prepare the jalapeño poppers according to the package directions for the oven.
  2. Meanwhile, put the chorizo in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally and breaking up with a wooden spoon, until just cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove the chorizo to a medium bowl with a slotted spoon and pour the rendered fat into a small heatproof liquid measuring cup. You should have about 1/4 cup chorizo oil; if not, top with enough olive oil to reach 1/4 cup. Reserve the skillet.
  3. Lay the bread slices on a cutting board and brush evenly with the chorizo oil on one side. Flip 6 slices over and top each with 3 tablespoons of the cheese. Divide the chorizo and jalapeño peppers evenly among the 6 slices and finish each with 3 more tablespoons of cheese. Close the sandwiches with the remaining 6 slices of bread, chorizo-oil-side up. 
  4. Heat the skillet over medium-low heat. Put 2 sandwiches in the skillet and press down with a large lid. Cook until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Flip and continue cooking, covered, until the cheese is melted and the second side is browned, about 3 minutes more. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches. Use a sharp knife to slice each sandwich in half and serve.