Monday, July 7, 2008

Jalepeno Poppers

Larry has been making these poppers every weekend for almost 2 months now and I always passed because jalepenos hurt me and Im not into spicy stuff. Especially when you dont know how the peppers will be.
Well I suggested an alternative so everyone will be happy.
At first I mentioned using sweet long banana peppers but no one has them so Larry came across small sweet peppers to use.

So now we do jalepenos and sweet pepper poppers

Here is how you make them

~What you need~
Peppers (sweet or hot, not bell)
cream cheese

Before starting take out cream cheese so it can soften. Usually 3 packages for the amount that we make which is around 25
Core out the centers and rinse out
with a butter knife stuff the pepper with cream cheese. It doesnt have to be fully packed because some will come out while cooking

its good to have 2 packages of bacon on hand but one will probably be enough.
Cut the bacon in half and then wrap the halves around the peppers using tooth picks to hold it in place.

Even though Larry has a gas grill he prefers doing these with charcol.
You need to keep and eye on them because the bacon can cause too much flame.
Grill until the bacon is cooked and cheese is soft.

Flip until all sides have cooked

Easy as that


Let me know if you try these and how you like them. It takes awhile to get it right but so worth trying.


Terri O'Laughlin said...

OMG..They sound sssooo yummy. I just may have to try these. Wonder if it would work in the oven?

TONYA said...

They sound delish. I love spicy ... oh but I love sweet too. Maybe I'll just have to try both. I might have to try them on the stove though seeing as I'm scared of fire and won't light the grill.

Tabbatha Rose said...

Ive heard of it being done in the oven. I think precooking the bacon a little before wrapping it is how its done. Just watch for bacon splatter and it doesnt taste the same.

cat said...

Definetely not for - don't like peppers, but the hubby will love it.

Nancy said...

My husband would *love* these. Hot peppers, cheese, bacon - 3 loves of his life ;)

I'll let you know if he tries it...

Jane said...

ooooh these look awesome!!!!

Sharlene said...

OMG- That looks damn good. Seriously. I have to make those. And then find out how to declog my arteries. I will let you know what I think Tab.

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Christy said...

OMG I so can't wait to try these! They look so yummy!! I'm adding the ingredients to my shopping list now! Thanks for the recipe!

Shannon said...

Those are SOOOO yummy! I've never known anyone else who used this same recipe...we got this same recipe a few years ago from some friends of ours who are from Texas. They taste so much better than the fried kind of poppers you can get at bars/restaurants!!