Sunday, January 29, 2012

Stuffed Jalapeno's

This is the ultimate!   Perfect Superbowl Appetizer!   MAN FOOD!   Grab with your hands with bacon... did I mention that it's jalapeno bacon???

We're heading to a couple Superbowl parties and the Bionic Man and I thought a jalapeno bacon wrapped stuffed jalapeno would be the best thing to take.   I can make them all ahead of time and just pop them into the oven at our destination.

There are so many like recipes out there but I took it up a couple notches with the shallots, sausage, thyme and shot of Sriracha.  You can make them as spicy or mild as you like and offer up a side of Ranch to dip.   That'll help cool the tongue!

Rider's Stuffed Jalapeno's

  • 10 jalapeno peppers, cut in half and seeded
  • 1 lb pork sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 med. shallot, minced
  • 1 pk cream cheese
  • 1 T fresh thyme, minced
  • 1/3 C cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/3 C fontina cheese, grated
  • 1 T Sriracha (more or less for taste and heat)
  • pepper
  • toothpicks
Directions:   Preheat oven to 375 degrees.   Lay a wire rack into a baking sheet and set aside.   In a medium bowl, place cream cheese and set aside.   Brown pork sausage in a pan until cooked through and once done, spoon over cream cheese in bowl (this will soften the cream cheese so it'll mix together easier).


Add minced  shallot to pork pan and cook until translucent.   Add to cream cheese mixture with minced thyme and grated cheeses.   Stir to mix well... then add the Sriracha and pepper to taste.

Slice jalapeno's lengthwise and using a spoon, scrap out the seeds.  I like to leave the stems on for looks.

Slice the jalapeno bacon in half and lay out the toothpicks.

Using a spoon, fill each jalapeno half with the cream cheese mixture then wrap each one with 1/2 piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick.   Place on wire rack in baking sheet.

Bake for 35 minutes or until the bacon is cooked and crisp.

Serve with a side of Ranch for dipping!

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