Jalapeño poppers can be a great addition to any party! I can remember a time, many years ago, when my family would have get togethers. My brother and I couldn’t wait to taste all of the good snacks that were being served. As a young adult, we often were the “wait staff”!
Here is a funny story before I get on to the recipe. As you know, my Mother is from Germany. When my Mom was still a teen, her sister moved to England, married a Brit and lived happily ever after. She and my Mother would get together as often as possible. One of the “get togethers” was held at my Mom and Dad’s house in El Paso, Texas. There were Margaritas for everyone and a good time was had by all. On of the favorite party snacks of my Aunt’s was jalapeños stuffed with cream cheese. She just loved them! She ate so many of them, despite our warning. The next day …. well, you can just imagine! Her British stomach was not happy with her new found love of Mexican food! We teased her about that for many years to come!
Here at the Feeding Big house, we love to throw a good party! It has been a while since we had a lot of friends and family over and I think I should remedy that situation. Here is the perfect appetizer to draw people over! I would easily serve this as a finger food at a Halloween party, a Christmas Party or a Tailgate party! Heck, I would serve these any day, they are that darn good!
The spicy flavor of these poppers will heat up any party! Just make sure you have a lot of great beverages around to cool them off!
- 8 - oz package cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1 cupe shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
- 6 slices of bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 pound jalapeño peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded**
- Combine cheeses, bacon and seasonings. Mix well.
- Spoon about 2 tablespoons of cheese mixture into each pepper half. (I used my fingers)**
- Place on a greased baking sheet.
- Bake, uncovered at 300 degrees for 20 minutes for a spicy flavor; 30 minutes for a medium flavor; 40 minutes for a mild flavor.
- ***Please remember to wash your hands well when handling the jalapeños. They can burn your eyes and mouth. I recommend wearing gloves.
- Garnishes: Sour cream, onion dip, ranch style dressing
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