Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers


These bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers are the perfect party snack! They’re easy to make, and can be tailored to your spice preference. Just be careful when handling the jalapenos – they can be quite spicy!

Ingredients:

  • 6 jalapenos, halved and seeded
  • 6 slices of bacon, cut in half
  • 120g cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and garlic powder.
  3. Fill each jalapeno half with the cheese mixture.
  4. Wrap each jalapeno half with a half slice of bacon.
  5. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until bacon is crispy.

Potential changes & improvements:

If you want to reduce the spice level of the jalapenos, you can remove the seeds and ribs before cooking. For a little extra flavor, you could also try brushing the bacon with BBQ sauce or honey before baking.

Works Well With…

These jalapeno poppers would go great with a cold beer or a glass of wine. They would also be a good appetizer to serve before a main course of grilled chicken or steak.

Common Mistakes:

One mistake people often make when making jalapeno poppers is not properly sealing the edges of the bacon around the jalapeno. This can cause the cheese to leak out during cooking. Another mistake is cooking the bacon for too long, which will make it tough and chewy.

Nutritional Information:

Each jalapeno popper has approximately:

  • 120 calories
  • 9g fat
  • 7g carbohydrates
  • 5g protein

Allergens:

This recipe contains milk and wheat.


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