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Jalapeno Cheddar Pigs in Blankets

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Jalapeno Cheddar Pigs in Blankets

A few days ago I was discussing pigs in blankets with some friends on the Twitter.  It became apparent to me that, despite our love of the finer things, a good old-fashioned pig in a blanket could reduce us to children.  Happy, and often naughty, children.  (Linda, I’m looking at you!)  When a desire strikes, who am I to say no?

Jalapeno Cheddar Pigs in Blankets

My little piggies, all natural beef hot dogs if you please,  are wrapped in tender, flaky buttermilk biscuit blankets.  I also cut a little slit in each piggie and stuffed it to the brim with a mixture of shredded sharp cheddar cheese, smoked paprika, and minced fresh jalapeno.  These would make an excellent party snack, or dare I say football watching munchies, that I suspect would vanish within moments.  I can’t help but think these would be superb with a cold beer.  Seriously, unless you are a vegetarian (and I know they make veggie dogs), you should really make these!

Jalapeno Cheddar Pigs in Blankets       Serves 6-9

6 all natural beef or pork hot dogs
1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 large jalapeno, minced (about 2 tablespoons)
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 ounces butter, cubed and chilled
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (4 1/2 ounces) buttermilk, cold
1 egg, beaten

Heat the oven to 375 F and line a baking sheet with parchment.

Jalapeno Cheddar Pigs in Blankets

Pat the hot dogs dry with a towel and slice into thirds.  With a paring knife cut a small slit into each dog, making sure not to cut all the way through.

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In a small bowl combine the cheese, paprika, and jalapenos.  Stuff each hot dog with the cheese mixture.  Cover and chill while you prepare the biscuits.

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In a large bowl sift together the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder.  Add the chilled butter and rub it in, using your fingers, until the butter is pea sized.

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Add the buttermilk and mix until it forms a shaggy dough.  Turn the dough onto a floured work surface and pat into a 1/2-inch circle.  Fold the dough in half, then in half again. Press out and fold two more times.  Roll the dough out  to 1/4-inch thick and cut into 18 strips.  (Use the dogs to measure the width and length you will need)

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Wrap each dog in the dough and pinch the seams closed.  Place on the prepared baking sheet and brush with the beaten egg.  Bake for 15 – 20 minutes, or until they are golden brown and puffed.  Cool for five minutes before serving.

Jalapeno Cheddar Pigs in Blankets


Jalapeno Cheddar Pigs in Blankets

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50 Responses to “Jalapeno Cheddar Pigs in Blankets”

  1. Tunde says:

    These look so good. A mini meal to go without the cleanup . Now why didn’t I think of cheese :p ?

  2. I NEED these right now! I am so hungry! I love pigs in a blanket ~ YUM!

  3. Oh

    Please send these immediately!

  4. This would be a NEED for me too!

  5. I love pigs in a blanket!!

    And is it totally awful that I want to work bacon into those little gems somehow too?

  6. UrMomCooks says:

    We make these faithfully every holiday season! They are a guilty pleasure indeed! But I never thought to stuff the little hot dogs!!! Genius – making a note… These look scrumptious!

  7. YUM! What lovely little piggies…with a kick!

  8. Evan Thomas says:

    These are so cute. And such an impressive thing to make from scratch!

  9. briarrose says:

    So cute! These look like excellent nibbles. I love the cheese and jalapeno stuffed inside.

  10. Jason Phelps says:

    FedEx will deliver these right?

    What an great idea to take you back. I saw the Tweet and I suspected something would come of it!


  11. Oh wow what a great idea! Just when I thought pigs in a blanket couldn’t get any more delicious :) My husbnand would LOVE these!

  12. Victoria says:

    Wow, it’s been ages since I’ve had pigs in a blanket! And never with cheddar and jalapeno inside!! Great trip down memory lane, and now I have a craving too, haha :)

  13. Saw these on Foodgawker today! Gorgeous pic.
    Now, I can absolutely see these on my Super Bowl table! Love ‘em!!

  14. Jun says:

    So cute! I certainly can finish this in a swoop!

  15. Cubicle says:

    These look delicious. What a great twist on pigs in a blanket. I bet these are spicy, cheesey goodness!

  16. I wish I could eat my computer screen. lol! Those look awesome!

  17. Kristen says:

    I love the idea of stuffing the hot dogs before they are wrapped. That opens up a whole new world of possibilities.

  18. Now these would certainly make the boys at the party happy! And the girls, too. :-p Cute!

  19. Shannon says:

    What a thing of beauty!!

  20. Jennifer says:

    These look so good! I like your pasty recipe as well. Thanks for sharing

  21. Memoria says:

    The biscuit dough looks absolutely perfect. Wow. I love how you stuffed the hot dogs, too!

  22. Memoria says:

    Oh, and I forgive you for not placing the tilde (aka “squiggly line”) on top of the “n” in “jalapeño” even though without it, the pronunciation of the word is different :D.

  23. These are amazing!!! Your piggies look so inviting :)

  24. Chef Dennis says:

    your little piggies look delicious!! What a perfect snack to enjoy when watching football or anytime you have friends together! The jalapeno cheddar is such a nice touch!
    Congrats on your top 9 today!

  25. These are amazing! My kids totally DIG pigs in blankets, and I know these would be devoured at an adult dinner party! Great job!

  26. Sherry Greek says:

    Too cute! I love how you turned a classic up a notch with that awesome filling.

  27. Alta says:

    I need these! Drool…

  28. Drick says:

    oh my, this little piggy is staying home, and eating the whole batch – looks so good, I too love these things and i like your spicy additions…

  29. Kim-Liv Life says:

    These were so made for the Top 9! I had to come back and say congrats!

  30. Debbie says:

    Oh my! You should share these on Tailgating Time this week. I love the addition of the cheese and jalapenos:)

  31. Claudie says:

    Those look so cute! (And tasty too, of course!) I’ll take a note to serve them as an appetizer for next time we are having guests over.

  32. I am totally making this! These look SO good!

  33. These brought back some memories ; ) Oh how we’d light up when Mom would make piggies in a blanket for us…I heart the addition of jalapeno {just the right amount of kick for a light weight like me Ms. Indian hot ; )} LURVED LURVED LURVED meeting you this weekend. You’re flipping fantastic! xoxo! Can’t wait for May! MWAH!

  34. RavieNomNoms says:

    GENIUS!! I have to try this!

  35. saltyseattle says:

    you’re freaking hilarious. these little guys look tasty, but generally i prefer mine longer so i can take my time with them and really enjoy myself. these would get the job done for sure, but it might happen a little too quickly ;) xo

  36. Um, yes please! These look fabulous. I am now totally craving pigs in blankets.

  37. these may have to go on my Super Bowl menu…

  38. i made these for the superbowl – everyone loved them!

  39. paulina tjandra says:

    i’ve tried this recipe yesterday, the dough turned so wet, and i couldnt roll it.
    do you think the buttermilk shld be 1/4 cup instead of 1/2 cup ?

  40. Nada says:

    Hi, they look really delicious. Thnx for posting.
    But can I freeze them after rolling the dogs into the dough ?!!

  41. Katherine says:

    Made these yesterday and they were scrummy! :o) Getting the cheese to stay inside the hot dogs was a bit challenging, but eventually managed ;o) The dough was rather sticky but I just added a bit more flour as I kneaded until it was no longer sticking to my hands. My husband and I really enjoyed them and I’m sure I’ll be making them again :o) Thanks for another yummy recipe :o)


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