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This chile pepper gets its name from its origin. In Spanish, serrano is an adjective meaning “from the mountains” which is where it originated-in the mountains of Hildalgo, Mexico. The serrano is normally about twice as hot as Jalapeno (about 10,000 to 15,000 Scoville units). It is the second most popular chile pepper in Mexico. This chile is used mostly for salsas but can also be used in soups, sauces, chili or stews. Try these as a hotter substitute for Jalapeno.

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16 serrano peppers
1 habanero pepper
1 pound hot chorizo or hot italian sausage
8 oz. cream cheese
8 oz. extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
16 slices thick pepper bacon


1. In a medium bowl mix together the hot sausage with the cheeses.

2. Slice the habanero into 16 equal pieces and discard the seeds.

3. Split the serrano peppers and remove the seeds.

4. Gently pinch open the serrano peppers. 5. Using a teaspoon fill the peppers with the sausage and cheese mixture.

6. Gently press one habanero slice into each of the peppers.

7. Wrap each filled serrano pepper with a slice of peppered bacon.

8. Use a toothpick to adhere the bacon to the pepper.

9. Grill or bake the peppers at 375F for 20-30 minutes, turning several times.

10. You want the bacon nicely browned.

Recipe by solitarydancer.