A Jalapeno Appetizer from Another Joy

Aunt Joy's Jalapeno Appetizer

There is another “Joy” who has been a big part of my life – my Aunt Joy (Blankenship), Granny Grace’s daughter. Just like my mom, this Joy brings joy to people! If you know her, you know that she has a servant’s heart and loves to give. Today I am sharing her Jalapeno Appetizer – It is one of my favorites!

Aunt Joy and My Dad
My Aunt Joy and My Dad

At the last family reunion I attended, I happened to be sitting next to her when I took a bite of the most delicious jalapeno. The jalapeño was crisp and with the filling, it was so refreshing! I told my aunt that I had to find out who made the jalapeno appetizers, which turned out to be pretty easy since it was her. Since that time, she has given me the recipe, and I made them last week. Mine were not as good as hers, but they were still delicious.

Jalapeno Appetizer Ingredients:

jalapeno appetizer ingredients

15 Jalapeno Peppers
8 oz. Cream Cheese
1 Jar Dried Beef (2.5 oz.), Chopped fine
6 Green Onions, Chopped fine
1/2 t. Accent Seasoning
1 t. Worcestershire Sauce

Jalapeno Appetizer Directions:

handwritten recipe for Aunt Joy's jalapeno appetizer
Handwritten Instructions – Very Simple

This is a very simple recipe:

1. Cut the peppers in half, long ways, and remove the seeds and veins. Use gloves to protect your hands, face, and eyes.

2. Mix the other ingredients together well.

3. Fill the peppers with the cream cheese mixture and serve!

I cannot promise how mild or spicy they will be. These peppers were all bought at the same time and from the same bin. I ended up with some that were very mild, and others were so hot I could not eat them. If you happen to know the secret for picking out mild or spicy peppers, please share.

I hope you will give these jalapeno appetizers a try at your next gathering. I know you and your family will enjoy them!

Related Posts

See some of my other jalapeno recipes here.
Also, see all of the great appetizers I have found on Pinterest here.

Have a Grace & Joy-Filled day!


“When I am filled with cares, Your comfort brings me joy.” Psalms 94:19

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  1. This looks amazing! One of my brothers in law loves anything spicy so I am super excited to try your recipe and share it with him. He’ll be over the moon! Thanks so much, CoCo

  2. Sounds really tasty! Thanks so much for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – hope you weekend it great!

  3. Yikes, too spicy hot for me but hubby would enjoy this recipe. Thanks so much for linking up at #FoodFriday 29 for Garden Veggie Recipes. Pinned.

  4. Susan, CONGRATS! Your post is FEATURED at #FoodFriday 30 for Vegan Recipes from the previous linkup for Garden Veggie Recipes!

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