Whole raw jalapeño peppers are hollowed out, stuffed with cream cheese, enrobed in spicy ground pork, wrapped in bacon and baked to perfection.
Makes 6 poppers, serves 3.
Time: 2 hours
6 whole raw jalapeño peppers
8 oz. cream cheese
1 lb. ground pork
2 TBL seasoning sauce of your choice (hot sauce, BBQ, etc)
16 oz. thinly sliced bacon (12-15 strips)
Pointy wooden toothpicks
Sheet pan and wire rack
1. Hollow out the jalapeños:
2. Fill the jalapeños with cream cheese:
If you overstuff the poppers, the cream cheese will melt out and make a huge mess!
3. Enrobe the jalapeños in ground pork:
4 : Wrap them in bacon
Bake at 375 F // 190 C for 80 minutes, turning twice.
Preheat the oven to 375ºF (190ºC). Set the poppers on a wire rack over a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil and place on the center rack of the oven. Bake for 25 minutes, then turn the poppers over and rotate the pan. Bake for another 30 minutes, then flip and rotate again. Cook for a final 20-25 minutes, or until the bacon is uniformly cooked to golden brown.
“Let them rest for a few minutes. The bacon will continue to cook for a few minutes after you take them out of the oven.”
REMOVE THE TOOTHPICKS BEFORE EATING!
Cook with love, and everything will taste wonderful!