Maple Bacon Stuffed Jalapenos

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By Cheri Echard
from Prescott, AZ

My family loves spicy food and lots of things to taste when we have a get together. We tried bacon wrapped poppers and found them kind of difficult to eat, I perused a number of recipes and created this one. Its been a HUGE hit with spice lovers and those with a little more timid palates. Don't be scared of the jalapeno! This can be made ahead of time, in fact the flavors in the filling melds even better. This filling is so good, you can put it on just about anything...crackers, veggies, stuffed into mushrooms. Be creative! This recipe is always requested for any party!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Maple and jalapeno? Yup ... it's fabulous! These stuffed jalapenos are bursting with flavor. The two different types of meat mixed with the cheeses are great. The maple syrup offsets the spiciness of the pepper and adds a touch of sweet. These babies are salty, sweet, spicy and savory!

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serves 24 poppers
prep time 45 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients

  •   12
    jalapenos, fresh, green or red. sweet mini peppers are great for more timid palates
  •   1 pkg
    cream cheese, low fat or regular, 8 oz.
  •   1/2 lb
    maple bacon
  •   1/2 lb
    bulk sausage (I like spicy)
  •   2 tsp
    each - garlic powder, onion powder
  •   1 Tbsp
    each - real maple syrup, dijon mustard
  •   1/2 c
    each - shredded sharp cheddar cheese, shredded smoked gouda
  •   1 tsp
    smoked paprikca
  •   1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper

How To Make

  • 1
    Cook the sausage and bacon seperately. Chop bacon into small pieces and mix it with the cheeses, sausage and seasonings.
  • 2
    Wearing plastic gloves. Cut each pepper in half lengthwise. Using a small spoon scrape out the seeds and membrane. The more seeds and membranes you remove, the milder the pepper will be.
  • 3
    Stuff the peppers with the mixture. You can grill them on the BBQ (about 15 mins until peppers are cooked and mixture is warm) or you can bake them in a 425 degree oven for 20 mins. (I find it easier to keep them nice looking using the oven.)