Here in Knoxville, Tennessee fans are still pumped about the season’s BIG opening win against Utah State last Saturday — what a great way to start football season! Tomorrow when the Vols face Arkansas State in Neyland Stadium there is sure to be some epic tailgating going on all over campus, so I thought I’d share the recipe for Bacon Cheddar Jalapeño Poppers. These are one of our new favorite game day appetizers thanks to Lindsay (our daughter), who made them last weekend for our VOL party.
Bacon Cheddar Jalapeño Poppers are easy to put together, but be sure to wear disposable gloves when slicing and coring the peppers otherwise you may experience a little heat…OK, those fingers WILL definitely sting! Be careful not to touch your eyes or mouth after prepping the peppers if you don’t wear gloves…trust me on this…just wear gloves, alright? Now, that the disclaimer is out of the way, don’t let it scare you, because these little poppers are delicious! Once you’ve seeded and removed the veins from the jalapeños there doesn’t end up being that much heat in the final dish, but there’s plenty of flavor. How can they be anything but delicious when they’re wrapped in bacon?
After coring and seeding the peppers, fill them with the cheese mixture and wrap with thick sliced bacon, securing with toothpicks. The original recipe by The Kitchn suggested lining a baking sheet with foil, but Lindsay also added wire racks on top to keep the poppers from sticking and to allow more heat to circulate during baking. She may also have used a bit more bacon…no complaining about that! If you like bacon and you like cheese and you like a little spice, make these poppers! Go BIG ORANGE!
Recipe by The Kitchn (a really cool web magazine). As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226 Total Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 51mg Sodium: 438mg Carbohydrates: 6g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 10g
Recipe by The Kitchn (a really cool web magazine).
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.