Jalapeno Poppers

There are SO many ways you can make these delicious pop-in your mouth poppers.  My hubby requested these for father’s day and of course I couldn’t refuse the man who is caring, generous, and charming and the most patient guy I know.  He truly is an amazing father to our three wonderful kiddos!  His favorite poppers is a pretty basic version, stuffing jalapeno halves with plain cream cheese, wrapping them with bacon, and baking them slowly for half an hour or so. Sometimes we will cook them on the grill.  Either way, they are a perfect match for your summer party.  Jalapeno's

Ingredients:

10 Fresh jalapeno

One 8-ounce package cream cheese

1 pkg of bacon

toothpicks

jalapeno

First, Preheat oven to 275 degrees.  Begin by cutting jalapeno in half lengthwise.  Keep the stems intact.  Hubby says you want them to form a boat so you keep the filling from oozing out.  I think it looks prettier that way too!  With a spoon, scrape out the seeds and light-colored membranes.  Remember: the heat comes from seeds and membranes, so if you can handle the hot, leave some of them in.

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Next, stuff each hollowed jalapeno half with the cream cheese.

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Wrap bacon slices around each half, covering as much of the surface as you can.  Depending on the size of your pepper you may consider slicing your bacon in half (Large peppers may require a whole uncut slice of bacon) Be careful not to stretch the bacon too tightly around the jalapeno, as the bacon will contract as it cooks.

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Secure the jalapeno with toothpicks and pop them in the oven for 1 hour, or until the bacon is sizzling.  Serve hot or at room  temperature.  Seriously… you might consider making more than you think you’ll need, they are that good!!  These poppers can be assembled up to a day ahead of time and kept in the fridge before cooking.  OR they can be fully cooked and frozen in plastic bags and warm them up in the oven.

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Enjoy!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. mrewilson
    Jun 18, 2013 @ 03:03:00

    MMMMhh, those look so good! I love jale poppers. Never had with bacon before. GG try it out. Thx for posting.

    Reply

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