Nacho Jalapeño Poppers

If you love nachos, like I do, you’re gonna love this recipe.  I could easily eat the whole pan.  I altered Kathy’s recipe for Pepper Poppers a little, and came up with an incredible recipe, to help use up all the jalapeños my father-in-law just gave me!

Nacho Jalapeno Poppers

Nacho Jalapeño Poppers

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Serves 2-10


  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup grated colby or cheddar cheese
  • 2/3 cup cooked beef taco meat
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped seeded tomato
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp granulated onion powder, or 2 TBSP minced green onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 1 lb jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded


  1. Heat oven to 400.
  2. Mix first 7 ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Fold in crushed chips.
  4. Spoon the mixture into each pepper half, heaping it up slightly.
  5. Place pepper halves, cheese side up, on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes.
  7. Other additions, if the taco meat isn't spiced enough: garlic powder and smoked paprika.
  8. I think I need to make 2 lbs of peppers, the next time I make them!