Easy Homemade Jalapeno Poppers ~ so so good!!!
Here is what you need:
Jalapenos (I used about 20...you can use more or less depending on what you need)
Cream cheese (8 oz. tub)
Bacon (I used 6 strips but if you like bacon use more by all means!)
Mexican shredded cheese (8 oz. bag)
Heat oven or grill to 350 degrees F.
***TIP*** To prevent your fingers burning from the jalapeno juice, wear rubber gloves while you cut and prepare your peppers. Otherwise you may feel the burn for awhile. You definitely don't want to touch your face or eyes while working with these puppies!
Wash and dry peppers.
Cut off tops
Halve and remove seeds
Cover tray with foil
If you like spicy then it's okay to leave a few seeds behind...the spice is in the seeds!
Cook your bacon. If you count 7 that's because I cooked one extra to split with my Honey. I'm thoughtful that way ;)
Meet Mr. Bacon. He watches over the bacon cooking to make sure that everything goes okay. No over-crispy bacon here thanks to the watchful eyes of Mr. Bacon...no sirree.
Mix the cream cheese, chopped bacon and Mexican cheese mix in a bowl
Fill the jalapeno halves with the cheesy mixture
Place in oven or grill ~ check after 15 minutes. If the peppers are cooked through and the cheese is melty and brown on top they are ready...if not leave in for a few more minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.
Oh my, these are so good. I must credit this recipe to my wonderful friend Tina. Each time I watch her cook I learn something new. She's amazing.