Meet ‘Stirmaker’ Kate + Chorizo Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers (with Queso) !

Posted by | February 02, 2016 | Della Stirmakers | One Comment

As a veteran restaurant publicist and stylist, I am constantly around food. I love cooking for my family and for new people because it makes me feel like I have to rise to the occasion. My Sunday nights are spent pawing through cookbooks for inspiration and making my grocery lists. I like to mix things up and not just stick to a small repertoire of dishes.

Most cherished cooking tool: my grandmother’s aprons

Ingredient I can’t live without: lemons

We asked Kate to share a seasonal ‘stir’ with us, inspired by game day and the upcoming Super Bowl. See her culinary creation below…


My inspiration for this dish was my friend Alli who loves chorizo more than anyone I know.  She is also a maven when it comes to creating game day foods and so this is my culinary  love letter to her…GO BRONCOS!!!


  • 1/4 C. Della Basmati rice
  • 1/4 pound ground Chorizo
  • 12 large jalapeño peppers (tops, seeds and pith removed)
  • One jar of queso
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

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Serves 4-6

1. Roast peppers with salt and olive oil (350 for 20 min.) let cool.
2 Make rice and brown chorizo. Combine and cool.
3. Hand stuff peppers with mixture and return to oven until warm.
4. Microwave queso and if you have extra filling…mix it in
5. Dip and enjoy!
 ‘Stirmaker’ Tip: To keep peppers fresh and green, roast them instead of boiling or steaming.

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