Cheesy, Spicy Bacon Poppers

Yield 6 servings



  1. Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with tin foil. Set aside.
  2. As that heats, hollow out the jalapeno peppers by cutting them in half lengthwise and remove the seeds with a spoon by firmly scraping the inside from the bottom up. This will half the spicy factor and give you room to stuff them. Using a spoon will also help prevent the spicy seeds and pithy area from getting all over your hands. BE CAREFUL - do not touch your face or eyes until your hands are thoroughly washed or you'll get spicy pepper oil all over you and it will burn. Just ask this chick.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the two cheeses. Stuff into the peppers so they're heaping full.
  4. Wrap each stuffed pepper in a strip of bacon and secure with a toothpick.Place on prepared baking sheet and brush the tops with BBQ sauce. Place in the hot oven and bake for 20 minutes or until bacon is just slightly under crispy - you want these to be slightly pliable, not crack your teeth crunchy.
  5. Place a rack over paper towels and set the poppers on it to drain for a minute or two.
  6. Eat.


Adapted from Melissa

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