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Chipotle Turkey Stuffed Habanero Peppers

These Chipotle Turkey Stuffed Habanero Peppers are a spicy little appetizer, guaranteed to get your pulse raising and your sweat beading! But don’t be alarmed, with a side of avocado cream to calm the spiciness, you are sure to enjoy these little morsels.

Chipotle Turkey Stuffed Habanero Peppers

Tony Horton often interjects that “variety is the spice of life” in his P90X workouts, but, I think that spice adds so much variety to our lives – at least from a foodie perspective.
I mean, what would apple pie be without cinnamon? Or, eggnog without nutmeg? Or, curry without cumin and coriander?
Or, chili without a little heat from chili powder?

And speaking of heat…I’ve got a lotta heat for y’all today in the form of these little Chipotle Turkey Stuffed Habanero Peppers.

Chipotle Turkey Stuffed Habanero Peppers

Habenero peppers pack a heck of a spicy punch! And, when making these little, stuffed ones, I tried my best to take out all the little habanero seeds responsible for that spicy punch. However, my daughter blurted out (between gulps of water and bites of avocado), when I asked her to taste test these, that I might not have done as good a job of that as I thought I had done. So, I made sure to top these Chipotle Turkey Stuffed Habanero Peppers with a large dollop of avocado cream! Now, you could also use a dollop of sour cream if avocado isn’t your thing.

Chipotle Turkey Stuffed Habanero Peppers

I also stuffed these bad boys with some cheddar cheese before filling them up with a mix of turkey, onions, garlic and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. For serving, I just drizzled on some sriracha sauce – guess I’m a glutton for some throat searing spice-ness!

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As this month’s Recipe Redux theme was “Small Plates For Sunny Days,” foods that can easily be eaten in a few bites–perfect for picnic dinners and dining al fresco, I figured I would share these little, one-bite Chipotle Turkey Stuffed Habanero Peppers!

Chipotle Turkey Stuffed Habanero Peppers

Chipotle Turkey Stuffed Habanero Peppers

Chipotle Turkey Stuffed Habanero Peppers

Yield: 12 Stuffed Habanero Peppers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These Chipotle Turkey Stuffed Habanero Peppers are a spicy little appetizer, guaranteed to get your pulse raising and your sweat beading!

Ingredients

  • 12 Habanero peppers
  • 1/2 lb turkey
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3-4 Chipotle peppers in Adobo Sauce along with 3-4 tablespoons of Adobo Sauce
  • 4 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1/2 a lime
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sriracha sauce
  • Cilantro
  • Olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Chop onion and garlic and saute it in a pan with olive oil for about 5 minutes
  3. Then add turkey to the pan and saute till turkey has browned
  4. Chop and then add in the Chipotle Peppers and Adobo Sauce and saute till any liquid has evaporated and add a pinch of salt to season.
  5. Meanwhile, using gloves, carefully cut Habanero peppers and de-seed
  6. Add in a bit of cheddar cheese into the bottom of each cut Habanero
  7. Then add in the Chipotle Turkey mix and brush each Habanero with olive oil
  8. Then bake at 375 for 10 minutes
  9. Mash avocado and lime, add salt and pepper to taste and had a dollop to each Habanero
  10. Drizzle with Sriracha and sprinkle with cilantro and enjoy

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Tuesday 24th of May 2016

I love spicy food so I would probably we eating them all by myself!!

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

Tuesday 24th of May 2016

I agree - spices are EVERYTHING when it comes to food! I love the spices in this dish, for sure.

Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

Tuesday 24th of May 2016

These poppers look so beautiful and delicious. I love spicy food, and these stuffed habanero look and sounds so intriguing, Shashi. And that avocado cream is just WOW!

Kelly

Monday 23rd of May 2016

Haha oh man, Tony totally kicked my butt when I used to do those workouts ;) But I'm with you on adding some spice to our life, we are big heat seekers! These yummy stuffed peppers would be a hit at our house!

Kevin | Keviniscooking

Monday 23rd of May 2016

Wow! You turned up the heat BIG time on this little treat. Loving it all Shashi. That avocado cream should assist in cooling me down - just in case, right?! Or I can always use the little tab of butter trick the folks at Tabasco taught me!