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- medium to large jalapeno peppers
- 8 oz
- cream cheese, room temperature
- 4 oz
- grated mexican four-cheese blend or cheddar cheese
- 1 tsp
- chili powder, or to taste
- 1/2 tsp
- garlic salt
- scallions (green onion), trimmed, white and green parts minced
- 8-10 slice
- thin-cut bacon
1Cut each jalapeno in half lengthwise and remove the ribs and seeds. A baby spoon or demitasse spoon works well for this. (You may want to wear latex gloves)
2In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, Mexican cheese, chili powder and garlic salt until well blended. Stir in the scallions. Transfer the mixture to a quart resealable plastic bag.** With a scissors, cut about 1/2-inch off one of the lower corners to make a pastry bag. Squeeze the cheese mixture into the jalapeno pepper halves.
3Cut the bacon crosswise into pieces long enough to wrap around the middle of each jalapeno, seam-side down.
4Arrange on a baking sheet covered with foil or parchment paper.
5Roast the jalapenosat 350° for 30-40 minutes or until the peppers have softened, the bacon is cooked, and the cheese is hot and bubbly. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.
6**I did not use the resealable bag. Instead, I just used a small knife and spread the filling into the peppers.