Ground 1 lb.
The jalapeño is a medium sized chili pepper with a warm, burning sensation when eaten.
A mature jalapeño is 2-3½ inches (5-9 cm) long and is commonly picked and sold when still green, but occasionally when ripe and red. It is a cultivar of the species Capsicum annuum originating in Mexico. It is named after Xalapa, Veracruz, where it was traditionally cultivated.