Definition of jalapeño
: a small plump dark green chili pepper of Mexico and the southern U.S. —called also jalapeño pepper
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Have it with a banh mi, the small Vietnamese sandwiches that often have whole slices of jalapeno.
Pure prairie waffles are made of jalapeno cornbread, drizzled with local honey and topped with two farm fresh eggs.
In addition to the two starches and cheese, the queso is made with hot and medium salsa, picked jalapeno, and sofrito—a blend of herbs and spices.
Navarrete also brought out a burger with pickled red onions and cilantro lime jalapeno aioli.
Farm 779 is featuring its Red Dragon Kraut, a blend of red cabbage and jalapeno.
Other homegrown, or rather, college-grown, produce has included Mexican cucumbers, spicy lettuce, jalapeno and serrano peppers, leeks and eggplant.
Continue process for remaining jalapeno strips, shrimp and bacon.
In a large bowl, combine the cucumbers, jalapeno, scallions, garlic, cilantro, mint, and peanuts.
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Origin and Etymology of jalapeño
Mexican Spanish, from jalapeño, adjective, of Jalapa
First Known Use: 1931See Words from the same year
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