May 08, 2012

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

There are nights here at Deelicious Sweets where dinner consists of snackage foods.


Like these Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos for instance.  They get no points in the nutrition department but I say, what the hell?  Life isn't worth living if you don't indulge a bit every now and then.


If you bring these to a party you will be the most popular girl/boy there.  People will love you.  They will get down on their knees and possibly kiss your feet.  Note to self, get a pedicure before bringing these to a party.


While these are cooking, the kids and spouses will eventually show up in your kitchen as soon as the bacon waves hit their olfactory senses.


I like that, "bacon waves".  I should copyright that...


One of the best things about this recipe is that they are so incredible easy to put together.  I have always stayed away from making these as I assumed they would be difficult and time consuming.  Alas, once again I was wrong.  That makes two times in my life that I have been wrong about something.  I don't even think the first time even counts though.


I highly suggest you wear gloves.  I am sitting here highly regretting the fact that I chose not.  I washed my hands quite often but I forgot to remove my rings.  I guess the jalapeno juices ran under my rings and now my hands are burning like a bitch.  That sentence doesn't even make sense.  A bitch doesn't burn at all.


It was worth it though.  My son, Luke, went crazy over these.  It was his half birthday on Saturday and of course we had Mexican food for Cinco de Mayo.  He's not really a fan of Mexican food.  Tonight, he told me that this was his half birthday dinner.  He scarfed them down!  He didn't stop smiling for the rest of the evening.  I would say, that big smile, was worth it all! 

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients
  • 10 large jalapenos
  • 8 ounces low fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pound peppered bacon
Instructions:
  1. If you have them, slip on some latex gloves for the pepper prep... Cut jalapenos in half, length-wise. With a spoon, remove the seeds and white membrane (the source of the heat; leave a little if you like things HOT). Smear softened cream cheese into each jalapeno half. Wrap jalapeno with bacon pieces (1/3 slice). Secure by sticking toothpick through the middle.
  2. Bake on a pan with a rack in a 375-degree oven for 20-25 minutes. You don’t want the bacon to shrink so much it starts to the squeeze the jalapeno. If, after 20 minutes, the bacon doesn’t look brown enough, just turn on the broiler for a couple of minutes to finish it off. These are best when the jalapeno still has a bit of bite to it.
  3. Serve immediately, or they’re also great at room temperature.
Adapted from Pioneer Woman

13 comments:

  1. I found your site through another food blog and thought I would stop by to check yours out. I just subscribed to your blog feed and can’t wait to see what your next post will be!

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  2. It doesn't get much better than this. Perfect for a BBQ. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. My son wouldn't come within 10 feet of these. I love that yours loved them so much it was half birthday worthy! They look awesome with all that peppery bacon!

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  4. Yum! I love jalapenos, but no one else in my family does. But with cream cheese and bacon? Maybe they would!

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  5. My Hubby would love these! Yum! Thank you so much!

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  6. I don't think I would be able to stop eating these if I made them! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend my friend!

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  7. my boyfriend would just LOVE these. And so would I! I love that you took regular jalapeno poppers and made them over the top! Genius.

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  8. These look amazing! Everyone at home would totally enjoy these! Thanks for sharing such a creative and yummy recipe! I am sorry I have been bad at visiting lately... I have been on a forced blog break, but now I am back and catching up on what I've missed! Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. Oh my god these are making my mouth water! Bacon!! I live in Turkey and they dont have bacon :(

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  11. This looks really delicious. Thanks for sharing!.. :)

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  12. How good do these bundles of joy look? Well done!

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  13. See this is why you're an evil genius. It's also why I love you.

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