Jalapeno Poppers

Bacon makes everything taste better.

That’s a fact Jack!

 Can’t deny it, can you believe it also makes things healthier?

 Okay, maybe not bacon itself.  But use bacon and grill instead of breading and deep frying, suddenly really unhealthy turns into not so unhealthy. 

Jalapeno peppers area vegetable and cream cheese is lower in fat then regular hard cheese.

What I’m getting at is Jalapeno Poppers, a favorite snack/appetizer doesn’t have to be all bad.

Ingredients 

 8 Jalapenos

6-8 oz Cream Cheese

4-8 slices of bacon

 

 Thats it!  the variance in the amount of cheese and bacon is based on the fact that not jalapenos are created the same size.  I used anywhere from 1/2 oz to 3/4 oz cream cheese and 1/2 to 3/4 slice bacon.

Directions:

Make a lengthwise split down the jalapeno (I used gloves to handle mine because I invariably touch my eye, etc. and it burrrrns).

Clean the seeds and membranes from the inside of the pepper.

Method:

Hold the pepper between your fingers lengthwise and squeeze slightly.

This will cause the pepper to pop open like the old football shaped coin purses your grandma used to use.

I used a spoon handle to clean out the seeds and membranes.

Once cleaned stuff it full of cream cheese. 

Use the same “football change purse squeeze” technique to open the jalapeno and stuff it. 

 Once stuffed, wrap each jalapeno with bacon and use a toothpick to secure.

 

 

  Cook over a medium hot grill.

 Cook until desired doneness.  Generally speaking most people like their bacon crispy.  Unless you have my boys, they like theirs ‘al dente’. 

Is there such a thing as ‘al dente’ bacon?

 Regardless, they like theirs slightly on the chewy side.

Whether you like your bacon crispy or ‘al dente’ I guarantee that you’ll love these jalapeno poppers!

Go ahead and eat them, they aren’t so unhealthy.

Jalapeno Poppers
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Ingredients
  1. 8 Jalapenos
  2. 6-8 oz Cream Cheese
  3. 4-8 slices of bacon
Instructions
  1. Make a lengthwise split down the jalapeno.
  2. Clean the seeds and membranes from the inside of the pepper. Method: Hold the pepper between your fingers lengthwise and squeeze slightly. This will cause the pepper to pop open like the old football shaped coin purses your grandma used to use. I used a spoon handle to clean out the seeds and membranes.
  3. Once cleaned stuff it full of cream cheese.
  4. Once stuffed, wrap each jalapeno with bacon and use a toothpick to secure.
  5. Cook over a medium hot grill.
  6. Cook until desired doneness
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4 Responses to Jalapeno Poppers

  1. dave hortin/jodus's dad December 7, 2010 at 9:22 pm #

    I doubt you remember me from Jodus/Leah’s wedding diner, but you gave me your KitchinWitch business card and every now & then I check out your site.I’m glad glad I did! I grow Jalapeños every year in my garden. In fact I have so many in my freezer I don’t know what to do with all of them. (yes they freeze quite well). I have several gallon sized zip-lok bags of them. I will most certainly give the poppers a try. Thanks again. P.S. you have a beautiful family! It was a pleasure to sit so close to you and your wonderful fam..-Dave hortin (S.L.C. Utah)

    • The Witch December 8, 2010 at 4:17 am #

      Of course I remember you, I had a great time getting to know you. Thanks for visiting my site, now if you could just figure out a way to send me some jalapenos….

  2. Sarah August 29, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    I make these for every family gathering and they are a huge hit! I make them the same way, except I add some chilli powder to the softened cream cheese and bake them in the oven on 375 for around 30 minutes. My mouth is watering just thinking about them. Can’t wait to see what else you have on this site!

    • Giggles August 30, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

      Sarah, I’m totally going to try adding chili powder to my cheese, what a great idea! Thanks for visiting!