12 jalapeno peppers, cut in half lengthwise and seeded
3 links Italian turkey sausage, casing removed
½ dry chorizo sausage, finely diced
1 small shallot, finely diced
1 Tbsp (15 mL) diced red bell pepper
½ cup (125 mL) shredded sharp cheddar
¼ cup (60 mL) dry bread crumbs
Heat fry pan on medium-high and add loose turkey sausage, chorizo sausage, shallot and red pepper.
When turkey meat is browned, add cheddar and bread crumbs.
Preheat oven to 375F (190C).
Line up the jalapeno halves on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Using a teaspoon, scoop up the turkey sausage mixture and fill each jalapeno half, pressing firmly and dividing the filling evenly among the 24 halves.
Bake for 10 minutes and serve with assorted dips.
Suggested Canadian Brewery Pairings
Selected by Thirst for Knowledge Inc.
India Pale Lager
Mad & Noisy Brewing Hops & Bolts India Pale Lager (Creemore Springs Brewing Limited)
In this dish, we have assertive flavours like jalapeno heat and sharp cheddar that want to be the stars. The hop character in this beer also wants to be the star, however when all three meet each other they all take a step back and mellow out. A true example of food harmony.
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