Super Bowl Recipe #4: We love grilling. Something about that mix of hot fire, cast iron grates, and charcoal is absolutely intoxicating. Here we grill spicy green jalapenos stuffed with a blend of extra sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese and topped with a great smoky seasoning that ties it all together. Until last weekend, we'd gone months without making these, and holy cow, they are even better than we remembered. If you’re lucky enough to have grill weather this time of year, get out there and fire some of these up!
8 jalapenos, halved, seeds and insides removed
1 cup finely grated extra sharp cheddar cheese
½ cup finely grated Monterey Jack cheese
¼ teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoon coriander
¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Mix together cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses. In a small bowl, mix cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Pack each jalapeno with some cheese mixture (amount will vary based on the size of jalapeno). Sprinkle each with a dash of the seasoning mix.
Heat grill to medium or medium high. These jalapenos aren’t picky about temperature; any grill that is hot will do. Place stuffed jalapenos on the grill, close cover, and grill until cheese is all melted, between 2 and 5 minutes.