American like the Jalapenos peppers very much. These are of Spanish origin. Prized for its warm, burning sensation when eaten. Ripe, the jalapeño can be 2–3½ inches (5–9 cm) long and is commonly sold when still green. Some of the recipes in which these are used are:
- A chipotle is a jalapeño that has been smoked. It is often found in adobo sauce.
- Jalpeno Jelly, while not commercially available in as wide an area as other jalapeño products, can be prepared in a method similar to other jellies.
- Armadillo eggs are stuffed jalapeños, a popular 1990s American dish.
- Texas toothpicks are jalapeño peppers and onions that are shaved into straws, lightly breaded, and deep fried.
- Oddly, jalapeños are a principal ingredient in the alternative soda blue brainwash.
- Jalpeno slammers are a popular appetizer made of jalapeño peppers wrapped in pastrami, lightly breaded, and deep fried.
- Jalapeno poppers are a popular appetizer made of jalapeño peppers stuffed with cheese, usually cheddar, which are then breaded and deep fried
- Texas torpedo is another name for cheese-stuffed jalapeños.
- Jalapeños are a common ingredient in most kinds of salsa.
- Sliced jalapeños (usually pickled in dilute spirit vinegar) are often used as an addition to a number of common dishes including tacos, burritos and sometimes even sandwiches, hot dogs and pizza. These jalapeños are often known as Nacho Rings, from their popular use in Nachos (a dish of tortilla chips with salsa, chilli con carne, melted cheese and soured cream).
They are in news now as the health officials who were earlier blaming tomatoes for carrying the bacteria causing salmonella outbreak in US, now suspect these chillies.