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Pioneer Woman's Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Thingies


I've been wanting to make these for awhile...today I did! They were extremely good and worth the 15 minute or so prep time.

Pioneer Woman's Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Thingies

Pioneer Woman's Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Thingies

Pioneer Woman's Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Thingies

Ingredients

Fresh jalapenos, 2-3 inches in size
Cream cheese (softened)
Thin, regular bacon, sliced into thirds

Directions

Cut jalapenos in half, length-wise. With a spoon, remove seeds and white membrane (the source of the heat; leave a little if you like things HOT).

cheese me, please!
cheese me, please!

Smear softened cream cheese into each jalapeno half.

wrap me up!
wrap me up!

Wrap jalapeno with bacon piece (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)

heat me up!
heat me up!

Bake on a pan with a rack (I used a cooling rack :shrug: and it worked great) in a 375-degree oven for 20-25 minutes. You don't want the bacon to shrink so much it starts to 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 a bite to it.

eat me!
eat me!

Serve immediately in you want 'em hot, or they're great at room temperature.

yummy goodness
yummy goodness

They turned out so delicious and are very addictive!

My-Opinion My-Opinion 6 years 10 weeks
whoa! :drool: I'll have to wait a bit to make those cause yesterday on aolfood, it was saying that jalapeno's had salmonella like the tomatoes did and unfortunately some of my family had stomach issues because of tomatoes a couple of weeks back! :(
dameneko dameneko 6 years 10 weeks
you had me at "bacon-wrapped"!! good party food!
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 6 years 10 weeks
My grandmother makes these for every holiday or gathering and although it's not something I would've put together either, they are SO GOOD! they always go the fastest of any food! She did discover however, that sometimes the bottom of the pepper doesn't cook thoroughly with the bacon wrapped so if you find that's an issue, crumbling the bacon on top works too and tastes just as good if not better! Also helps your hands from getting as greasy! "Enjoy life, this is not a dress rehearsal!" http://pinkstarsandthemoon.blogspot.com
jugginbug jugginbug 6 years 11 weeks
We make these too except we mix blue cheese and cream cheese together for the filling.
kahribar kahribar 6 years 11 weeks
omg, they are so right up my alley!
Iveenia Iveenia 6 years 11 weeks
bacon is salty and the Jalapeños are peppery - lol - what spices are you looking for? maybe some chive or parsley... or - if really hot - garlic (which you can chop very finely and mix with the cream cheese)... SMILE
karmasabitch karmasabitch 6 years 11 weeks
Ooooo yum!!! :drool: And no spices or anything added to the cream cheese? :ponder: Those look so good :drool:
Iveenia Iveenia 6 years 11 weeks
oh yes - they do look fab... :feedme:
JennaV JennaV 6 years 11 weeks
Sweet Fannie Mae!!! those look delish!!! Wonderful step by step blog, too :medal:
jennifer76 jennifer76 6 years 11 weeks
This is how we make these, too! Except we use a whole slice of bacon for each half-jalapeno. And we do them on the :bbq: Very yum! Yours look so pretty!
CoconutPie CoconutPie 6 years 11 weeks
Bacon wrapped! :drool: I bought a big package of hot peppers yesterday for the slaw and I think I have some jalapenos. I should make these, they look delicious.
audreystar audreystar 6 years 11 weeks
OOOH those look really yummy. and i bet they are addictive. :drool: