Saturday, November 5, 2011

These Are Hot!

_MG_0748.jpgWe had an abundant crop of jalapenos this year. You can only make so much salsa with all of those jalapenos so I eagerly looked for other things to do with all of them.
_MG_0745.jpgSince I sort of love cream cheese and I sort of love jalapeno poppers I decided to stuff those jalapenos with cream cheese. 
_MG_0747.jpgWhy stop at cream cheese when you can add another love of mine. Bacon, cream cheese and jalapenos together just make me melt. Yum! Stick these babies straight on the grill or oven at 375 degrees. Grill them for about 20-25 minutes until the bacon is a bit crispy.
_MG_0748.jpgStart popping them in your mouth and enjoy smokey, creamy, spicy jalapeno. I could eat a plateful for dinner.

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Peppers
  • jalapeno peppers
  • cream cheese
  • bacon slices
Cut tops of jalapenos. Pull the seeds and rib out of the peppers. Fill peppers with cream cheese. Slice bacon into thirds. Wrap peppers with bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place directly on grill at 375 degrees. Grill or bake for 20-25 minutes until bacon is crispy. Serve warm.


Bree Soncrant said...

These are one of mine and my husbands favorite apps!! I make them every year for our holiday get togethers!! SO YUMMY!!

Heather said...

I saw something like this on pinterest! They look delish. Love a good pepper with cream cheese. {Arby's has some jalapeno poppers that are just sinful...}

I will have to try this recipe!

Erin said...

Best poppers ever! I make these too, but I mix spices with the cream cheese. I add (Lauren's favorite) cumin, chili powder, and a bit of garlic powder.

Some of our jalapenos were wowzer-spicy and some were not even warm. How do you tell the difference without a taste test?

JAN said...

After I posted this I felt like I needed to make some. They're too hot for anyone in my family so it's just a treat for me unless we have company. :)

I never thought of putting spices in the cream cheese, Erin. I'm definitely going to try it in the next batch.

I'm not sure how to tell how spicy your jalapenos are. I have heard that if you're growing them they tend to be spicier if they turn red before you pick them and if they get a lot of sun and dry heat. Don't over water them. I'll have to ask my spanish speaking friends at the farmers' market next year if they know how to tell.

I love those Arby's poppers too, Heather! Sonic has some cheddar ones that are pretty good as well.

Virginia said...

I asked a hispanic man to help me pick out jalapenos at the grocery store last year because I wanted hot ones. He assured me they would be hot. My husband said they tasted like bell peppers. I think the answer is, you can't tell!

By the way, LOVE your blog, especially your recipes.

A confessional Lutheran in Oregon.