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Broiled Jalapeño Poppers with Black Beans & Lime Cream

Total Time
28 min
20 min
8 min
An enduring crowd-pleaser, these zesty two-bite nibbles are a staple of game days, a hunting lodge classic, and a cocktail party favorite. Instead of being stuffed with cream cheese and swaddled in bacon, this protein-packed rendition gets stuffed with lightly spiced black beans and finished with a deliciously creamy lime drizzle. If you’re afraid of the heat from the jalapenos, swap in colorful baby bell peppers or fresh banana peppers instead. Add a few fresh cilantro leaves to the scattering of chopped scallions to garnish along with a few lime wedges.


Plain fat free Greek yogurt

3 Tbsp

Lime zest


Fresh lime juice

½ tsp

Kosher salt

1 pinch(es)

Cooking spray

5 spray(s)


2 Tbsp, chopped, minced

Canned black beans

¾ cup(s), rinsed and drained


3 Tbsp

Ground cumin

½ tsp

Chili powder

¼ tsp, (plus extra for garnish)

Kosher salt

¼ tsp


1 Tbsp, minced

Jalapeño pepper

6 large, halved lengthwise and seeded

Kosher salt

1 pinch(es), (or to taste)

Black pepper

1 pinch(es), (or to taste)


2 Tbsp, chopped


  1. To make topping, combine yogurt, lime zest and juice, and salt in a bowl; keep chilled until ready to use.
  2. Coat a small nonstick sauté pan with cooking spray; set over medium-high heat. Add shallot to pan; cook, stirring frequently, 2 minutes. Add beans and water to pan; lightly mash beans with a fork. Stir in cumin, chili powder, and salt; reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 2-3 minutes to heat through (add more water if necessary). Stir in cilantro; keep warm.
  3. Line a broiler pan with foil; coat with cooking spray. Lightly coat jalapenos with cooking spray; season with a pinch each salt and pepper. Place on prepared pan, cut side up; broil 2-inches from heat until lightly charred, about 3 minutes.
  4. Fill jalapeno halves with bean mixture; top each with some lime cream, a pinch chili powder and a few scallions.
  5. Serving size: 2 popper halves