Bacon & Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers
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A little bit of heat and a whole lot of yum! These jalapeno poppers are a fantastic party appetizer. And they are easy enough to make on a Tuesday too, just because you want some.
Serves: 20 poppers
  • 16 oz package of bacon
  • 10 Jalapeno peppers (you can use any pepper, for more control over the heat factor. My mom likes these with green bell peppers).
  • 16 oz package of cream cheese
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with tin foil for easy clean up.
  2. Wash the peppers. Open the bacon and slice it in half. I find kitchen shears seem to be the easiest way to do that. Open the package of cream cheese.
  3. Slice the peppers in half and remove the seeds and membrane. I cut the stems off too, but that's optional. I also wear latex gloves so I don't get jalapeno in my eye later...
  4. Cut the cream cheese into 20 skinny slices.
  5. Lay a slice of cream cheese inside each pepper.
  6. Wrap each pepper and cream cheese slice in a half strip of bacon.
  7. Place the peppers on the baking sheet in a single layer, not touching each other. (Super secret amazing flavor boosting tip: Sprinkle a little brown sugar on the peppers!)
  8. Bake for 20-30 minutes, depending on size of peppers. When the peppers are an olive green color and the bacon is thoroughly cooked, take the peppers out of the oven.
  9. Let cool approximately 10 minutes. Be careful, the grease from the bacon will be HOT!
  10. Serve and enjoy!
  11. Store the leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge.
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