I’m not going to bore you with some amazing story about the first time I ever tried jalapenos, or how life as a mom is busy and I need quick recipes. Not today friends! Today we cut right to the chase. A friend of mine shared this super easy recipe with me… It’s for jalapeno poppers, I made some and you need to make them too!!!! Yum!
What you’ll need:
Jalapenos (I bought a bunch of them, they were so cheap)
1 8oz block of cream cheese (softened to room temperature… this just makes it easier to mix)
1 cup + of Colby Jack Cheese
BACON! One package is more than enough
Preheat oven to 400
First slice you jalapenos length wise. Then scoop out all of the seeds and membrane (the white stuff)… This is where the heat come from. If you like the spicy taste, leave some of the membrane in.
Now combine your room temperature cream cheese and the colby jack cheese. I’m sure you could use cheddar too. I just grabbed a handful of cheese and threw it in. Then once I had it all mixed together I ended up adding more because it just looked like it need it. Does that make sense?
Now slice you bacon into 1/3’s. This was just the right length for most of the peppers, but since not all of the peppers were the same size I think you could do 1/2.
Once you’ve mixed everything together spoon the cheese mixture into the halved jalapenos, in a similar fashion to putting peanut butter in celery.
Now that they’re filled take the pepper and wrap the bacon slice around the whole thing, and stick a tooth pick through the bacon and pepper. I found that having the ends of the bacon on the bottom helped the filling stay in place while you bake them.
place the peppers on a cookie sheet and then into the oven for about 15 minutes. Once they’re cooked turn the broiler on and broil them for about 5 minutes. If you let them stay in too long the filling starts to ooze out ( like mine! haha), but it doesn’t hinder the taste at all. Trust me.
Take them out, and if you can let them cool. Then eat them! They’re so good and perfectly spicy, and I love that they’re baked not deep fried! I served them as a side to pulled pork sandwiches but they could totally be the main dish! I was able to get 22 stuffed peppers from this recipe (I already ate one before I snapped the picture ha!).
P.S. they’re pretty delicious cold too!
Do you like spicy foods? Are you having a wonderful week so far? I hope so!