Jalapeno Cucarachas

Richard Henzel 0

"Spicy appetizers made from stuffed jalapeno or habanero peppers. Believe it or not, if cooked thoroughly, and if you remove the seeds, a person can even eat a whole habanero fixed this way. You might hop around a bit, but you'll survive, and the capsaicin rush is incredible!"


17 m servings 105 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 105 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 8.1 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.4g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 6.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 327 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Slice off the stem ends of the jalapeno peppers, and carefully remove the seeds and white fibers with a small knife. Fill the pepper with cheese. Take one piece of salami, and cover the open end of the pepper with it. Fold it around, and secure with three toothpicks in a row (like the legs of an insect). The salami should keep the cheese from leaking out when grilling.
  2. Preheat on outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Place the peppers legs side up on the hot grill. Turn occasionally after a minute or two as the meat begins to crisp up, and the skin on the peppers is starting to blister. When it is evenly browned the toothpicks will have turned black like six little legs sticking out - hence the name cucarachas. Allow the peppers to cool slightly, then remove toothpicks and enjoy!
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  1. 8 Ratings


This is similar to a recipe I use except I don't use any meat. To make it easier, try using string cheese. You just have to cut it to the lenght you need. And be sure to remove all of the see...

try cream cheese and wrapped with bacon.

DEFINITELY A PARTY FAVE FROM NOW ON! These are INtense, but really fun. Of course, it turned into a "who can eat the most" contest!

These were liked. I would have liked them hotter, next time I will not scrape so much of the insides out. I found pepperjack sold in string cheese style and found this made them soo easy to prep...

I like to use recipes as inspiration. So I made a few changes to suit our tastes.I stuffed the jalepeno w/ pepper jack cheese to add extra bite, marinated the chicken in a blend of olive oil, ba...

I liked this one. Only problem i was having was that my salami pieces just wouldn't wrap around the jalepeno so i could only get a piece to basically cover the opened end and part of the area a...

I will preface this review by admitting that I actually didn't get to taste these; my husband grilled them for a party. The guests who ate them said they were great. During the prep, I had a h...