Bacon wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
Varies but a lot of people
bulk pork sausage, uncooked
cream cheese, room temperature
cheddar cheese, shredded
Prep peppers WEARING GLOVES!!!. Cut peppers in halves length wise (leave on stems). Scrap out all the seeds and membranes. (leave membranes for a hot popper)
Rinse peppers in cool water. This makes sure the peppers are cleared of the seeds.
Mix together cream cheese, raw pork sausage, and cheddar shreds in a large bowl.
Scoop mixture into each pepper half (should be heaping)
Preheat oven 450 degrees. ( This step is not necessary if cooking on grill)
Cut bacon in to halves width-wise
wrap each half with bacon and stab with tooth-pick to hold together.
Place mixture side up on a baking rack inside a cake pan. (If using a grill, put directly on grill racks.)
Bake till bacon looks crisp and fully cooked.
Let set to cool (just long enough they will not burn guest fingers)
Serve with Ranch Dressing!!! Yummm!!!