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Pork & Mango Poppers

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.


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????I’m a big fan of jalapeno poppers and was looking for some interesting flavors to use in them. These have a surprisingly sweet, savory and spicy combination. They are always the talk of the party! —Lee Evans, Queen Creek, AZ
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  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 medium mango, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 16 large jalapeno peppers
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a small skillet, cook pork over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Place in a small bowl; stir in the mango, cheeses, cinnamon and cardamom.
  2. Cut jalapenos in half lengthwise; remove seeds and membranes. Spoon pork mixture into pepper halves, a scant tablespoonful in each. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.

Test Kitchen tips
  • The sweet-savory combination of these poppers will be the talk of your party.
  • If you like more heat, use spicy pork sausage.
  • Peppers (Hot)
    Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

    Nutrition Facts

    1 popper: 55 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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