Sunday, December 27, 2009

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Thingies

I didn't make these. My mom did because I sent her the recipe. So I'm not going to take credit for it. And I didn't taste them, obviously, because I don't eat bacon. But I am going to share them with you because my family LOVED them and it's too bad I'll never make it. Haha! This recipe is from The Pioneer Woman and apparently is pretty excellent!


Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Thingies
The Pioneer Woman

20 whole Fresh Jalapenos, 2-3 Inches In Size
2 cubes Cream Cheese, softened
1 pound Thin(regular) Bacon, Sliced Into Thirds

If you have them, slip on some latex gloves for the pepper prep… Cut jalapenos in half, length-wise. With a spoon, remove the seeds and white membrane (the source of the heat; leave a little if you like things HOT). Smear softened cream cheese into each jalapeno half. Wrap jalapeno with bacon pieces (1/3 slice). Secure by sticking toothpick through the middle. (At this point, you can freeze them, uncooked, in a Ziploc bag for later use).

Bake on a pan with a rack in a 375-degree oven for 20-25 minutes. You don’t want the bacon to shrink so much it starts to the squeeze the jalapeno. If, after 20 minutes, the bacon doesn’t look brown enough, just turn on the broiler for a couple of minutes to finish it off. These are best when the jalapeno still has a bit of bite to it.

Serve immediately, or they’re also great at room temperature.

You’ll love these so much, you’re gonna come out of your skin. Or something like that.

Yield: 10 servings

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