Jalapeno chilies are a mid-range pepper in terms of spiciness, adding a pleasing, mild burn to a whole variety of delicious dishes. Even though they're commonly consumed in their still-young, green form, a fully ripe jalapeno is crimson red and wrinkly. Fire up your kitchen stove and add a little spice to your day with one of these awesome jalapeno-centric recipes!

Pulled Pork with a Spicy Cilantro Pesto (from Indigo's Sugar Spectrum)Pulled Pork with a Spicy Cilantro Pesto

Jalapeno Popper Steak Quesadilla (from BS' in the Kitchen)Jalapeno Popper Steak Quesadilla

Grilled Scallop Ceviche with Jalapenos (from Everybody Likes Sandwiches)Grilled Scallop Ceviche with Jalapenos

Jalapeno and Cheese Frittata (from Lindsey Yeo)Jalapeno and Cheese Frittata

Jalapeno Grilled Cheese Sandwich (from Beantown Baker)Jalapeno Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Hot & Cheesy Jalapeno Chicken (from Justcook NYC)Hot & Cheesy Jalapeno Chicken

Spinach, Smoked Cheese, and Jalapeno Spring Rolls (from The Wondering Chef's Blog)Spinach, Smoked Cheese, and Jalapeno Spring Rolls

Jalapeno Pale Ale Cornbread (from The Beeroness)Jalapeno Pale Ale Cornbread

Spicy Vietnamese Chicken Sandwiches (from Pickled Plum)Spicy Vietnamese Chicken Sandwiches

Jalapeno Poppers (from Whisk the Pantry)Jalapeno Poppers

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