The jalapeno is probably this country’s most widely recognized and used chile. If case you just landed on this planet it is pronounced “ha lay pain yo”. In Mexico this chile is also known as “huachingo” and “chile gordo” and is named after the town of Xalapa (sometimes spelled as Jalapa) in the Mexican state of Veracruz.
Use jalapeno powder blended in your corn bread, chili, salsa, sauces, spice blends, stews and taco meat or sprinkle over chicken, eggs, pork chops, popcorn or vegetables.
For a handy conversion approximately 1/2 - 1 teaspoon is equal to one fresh jalapeno.