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Chipotle Flavored Walnut & Bean Stuffed Jalapenos

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Chipotle flavored Walnut & Bean Stuffed Jalapenos

There seem to be so many inspiring quotes on how we should compete with ourselves and not each other, but, My daughter and I can get pretty competitive at times when food is involved.

Sometimes, when we get our favorite frozen yogurt/ice cream, we try to see who can make theirs last the longest. 

In the not-so-long-ago-past, when I made some Chipotle Turkey Stuffed Habanero Peppers, my daughter and I tried to see which one of us could hold out the longest without gulping down a tall glass of cold milk followed by an ice water chaser – in her case, there was a spoon-of-ice-cream chaser too! Of course, when I won, she tried to change the rules on me to see who could eat the most – well, she should know better than to out-eat my spice-love!

Chipotle flavored Walnut & Bean Stuffed Jalapenos

From stuffed Habaneros to stuffed jalapenos, stuffed peppers are quickly becoming a favorite appetizer/snack in our house – an intriguing and spicy vehicle for tuna, turkey and now a hummus-like, bean and walnut dip-like-stuffing.

Chipotle flavored Walnut & Bean Stuffed Jalapenos

How did these come about you ask? Weeeeellllll, I intended to make a dip with just beans, Chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce and lime and olive oil, but, seeing I had a stash of California Walnuts left after making several versions of a Walnut Coconut Cookie Cake, I figured I’d add some roughly chopped walnuts to the mix because walnuts and beans pair so well together – at least IMO. Jam-packed with 4 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber, phosphorous, magnesium, and 2.5 grams of Alpha-Linolenic Acid (Omega-3), each ounce of walnuts are a nutritional treasure trove!

Chipotle flavored Walnut & Bean Stuffed Jalapenos

My competitive daughter came by as I was making the dip and seeing some jalapenos on the kitchen counter, suggested a competition to see who could eat the most bean-walnut stuffed jalapenos ~ and seeing I’m not one to shy away from any sort of food-related competition, I was like game on, oh daughter-of-mine!

I quickly spooned this dip into the jalapenos and stuck these Chipotle Flavored Walnut & Bean Stuffed Jalapenos into the oven for 15 minutes and then it was game time!

Chipotle flavored Walnut & Bean Stuffed Jalapenos

Chipotle Flavored Walnut & Bean Stuffed Jalapenos

Yield: 6 -8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These Chipotle Flavored, Walnut and Bean Stuffed Jalapenos make for a unique and tasty appetizer or snack - perfect with a tall, cold lemonade!

Ingredients

  • 1 can cannellini beans
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 + 1/4 cup crushed walnuts
  • Parsley to garnish
  • 6-8 jalapenos, cut length-wise and de-seeded

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350
  2. Place the beans, lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper, and Chipotle peppers in a blender and pulse till well incorporated.
  3. Mix 1/2 cup chopped walnuts into bean mix with a spoon.
  4. Spoon this Chipotle Walnut Bean Mix into the Jalapenos and top with 1/4 cup crushed walnuts
  5. Bake in pre-heated oven for 12-15 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle with parsley, enjoy with ketchup or straight up

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Thursday 21st of July 2016

Food competitions are so interesting! Especially between families... Lol. Shashi, I can just imagine you and your daughter, both sweating bullets, trying to outdo each other. Shots of ice cream and all. Hahaha. "Of course, when I won:" Lololol. My friend, you had me laughing throughout this post! What was your daughter thinking, trying to out-spice you! Puh-lease! ;) I love that you created stuffed jalapenos that are packed full of protein-rich awesomeness. :) I'm really feeling (and I must admit, drooling) over the combo of beans, chipotle and walnuts. What a delicious combo.

David @ Spiced

Monday 13th of June 2016

...but you left us hanging, Shashi! Who wont the walnut-stuffed jalapeno eating contest?? (I have a fiver on you, although I bet lil Shashi made it a close competition!) And what a fun filling idea! I've never thought about using walnut as a filling to stuffed jalapenos, but it sounds delicious! :-)

Sheryl

Sunday 12th of June 2016

This looks wonderful I never would have thought of combining these ingredients.

Christine

Sunday 12th of June 2016

The walnuts are going to put a yummy crunch on top of this classic. Thanks for sharing!

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Sunday 12th of June 2016

o my my ... that nutty bean filling is killing me...I think I am going to make this with chickpeas!