These.Are.Unbelievable. Seriously, I don’t like jalepeno’s and I can’t stop dreaming about them. Joel doesn’t like anything spicy and he devoured them. I came across this recipe a few months ago and made them for a family get together. They disappeared at an alarming rate and I only got to sample half of one. Since then, they have been at pretty much every gathering that we have attended. These would be a huge hit at any football game or tailgate party! They will definitely be gracing a many a Husker game!
Loaded Baked Jalepeno Poppers
recipe from Piece, Love & Cooking
For the Filling:
1 Block Cream Cheese, Softened
½C Rotel Tomatoes, Drained
½C Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded
½C Spicy Ground Sausage, Cooked
For the Poppers:
6-10 Jalapenos, Sliced in Half & Seeded*
12 Slices Bacon, Partly Cooked
¼C Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded
1C Jalapeno Popper Filling
1. In a mixing bowl, mix together the cream cheese, rotel tomatoes, mozzarella, and ground sausage. Set this mixture aside.
2. Preheat an oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with tin foil and spray with Pam. Lay the slices of bacon on the baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, so they are about half way done. This is an important step because this will make sure the bacon is fully cooked when the poppers are done. Once the bacon is slightly cooked, set these aside to cool, so you won’t burn your fingers.
3. Next, start to load your jalapeno halves with the filling. Spoon about 2 spoonfuls of the filling into the hollowed out halves until they are full and rounded. Sprinkle on some mozzarella cheese and press in a little to make sure it adheres. Then, wrap the partially cooked bacon around the filled jalapenos. Some of the bacon will adhere naturally, but for those that don’t, you can use a toothpick while they bake.
4. Place the jalapeno poppers back on the same baking sheet. Bake these for about 20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and brown and the bacon is crisp.
5. Serve immediately.
*It’s super important to wear gloves when handling the peppers. You don’t want to rub your eyes and feel the burn for days.
Recipe linked to Cast Party Wednesday, This Chick Cooks, Tasty Tuesday, Full Plate Thursday, Friday Food, Fat Camp Friday, Mangia Monday, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, Recipe Sharing Monday and Fusion Friday.