Thursday, December 23, 2010

Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos

We had our annual Christmas party Saturday.  I love using events like this to make new recipes.  These were yummy.  You can not go wrong with this combination!

WARNING:  When working with jalapenos just know your eyes will burn if you touch them within 48 hours of touching the jalapeno.  I washed my hands many times and showered after working with them and it still burned!  You can use gloves if you have them available. 

We had some of these left over and I do not think they taste as good reheated.  Best if eaten after cooked. 

PS- Don't even think for a second that my picky husband touched these!  He was missing out!

Sorry, not the best picture...I was in a hurry to get it before people started eating!

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Thingies
Source:  The Pioneer Woman
Makes 20

Ingredients

20 fresh jalapenos
2 8 oz. blocks of cream cheese, softened
1 pound regular bacon, sliced into thirds

Cut jalapenos in half, length wise.  Remove the seeds and white membrane (these are the hot parts so you can leave some if you like it spicy). Smear softened cream cheese into each jalapeno half.  Wrap jalapeno with bacon pieces (1/3 slice).  Secure by sticking toothpick through the middle.  (You can freeze them at this time for later use if you do not need them all).

Bake on a pan with a rack (I put a cooling rack on a baking sheet) in a 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.  You do not want the bacon to shrink so much that it starts to squeeze the jalapeno.  If after 20 minutes the bacon still needs additional cooking turn on the broiler for a few minutes.

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