Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bundles of Happiness: Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos

It is so difficult to not get caught up in the Superbowl madness that goes on these days.  Even the Boy's baseball coaches booked today's practice for 6am so they could be free this evening for the big game.  Hubby tells me the smack talk among the parents waiting for the boys started early as well.  I am more of a baseball fan, but honestly, anything that allows me to eat some great treats can't be all that bad, can it?  I first saw these bacon wrapped jalapenos over at Brown Eyed Baker and I knew I was going to have to make these!  You can also find this recipe at the Pioneer Woman Cooks...either way, they are a must have!!
I could have eaten the whole pan!!!!!

Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos
Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker and Pioneer Woman Cooks
  • 10 to 12 jalapenos, pick some nice large peppers
  • 1 8 oz brick cream cheese, softened (you can use light cream cheese if you wish)
  • 3/4 cup old cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound bacon, choose your favourite.  I went with a glorious apple wood smoked bacon.
 Pre heat the oven to 350F

Mix together the cream cheese, cheddar, cilantro , and some salt and pepper until well mixed.

Wash the peppers
Remove the innards!!

Slice the peppers in half and remove the seeds and the veins.

Cram a good tablespoon full of creamy cheesy goodness into each pepper half...mmmmm...

If your peppers are on the small size, you can get away with half a strip of bacon to wrap around but lets face it, we all know I love bacon....I used a whole slice per pepper half....glorious apple wood smoked bacon.
Wrap a slice of bacon around each pepper half.

The other two recipes recommend baking these little beauties on a rack to lift them out of the bacon drippings.  I didn't do that but I think I will give it a try next time just to get the bottoms nice a crisp.

Bake at 350F for 20 to 30 minutes or until the bacon is nice and crisp!


Let these fantabulous little bundles of jalapeno bacon goodness cool a bit so you don't burn your tongue.

Until next time, stay warm and eat well!

8 comments:

  1. Oh wow! That looks so flavourful and delicious. What a perfect bite! My family will love this :)

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  2. Yes, bundles of happiness, I think, is a great way to describe those - they look fantastic! Bacon-wrapped jalapenos are one of life's joys ...

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  3. They are realy fantabulous little bundles of flavorfull indulgment! Thank you for sharing :)

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  5. Oooo, I want a whole pan of these! Spicy, cheesy and wrapped in bacon? It's just perfect!

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  6. Oh my.....the glory of bacon. :) These look wonderful. I never thought to wrap my usual poppers like that.

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  7. They're gorgeous!!! Bet those would warm us up this winter!

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