Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno Poppers

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Jana Crump-Aquino


These are fantastic! I took the basic idea from another recipe I had and adapted it to our tastes and made it easier to prepare.


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1 Hr
20 Min


  • 24
    jalapenos - I get the largest i can purchase
  • 2 bag(s)
    shredded Mexican style cheese, 8 oz. each
  • 1 lb
  • 1 bottle
    real bacon bits, 8 oz

How to Make Jalapeno Poppers


  1. Brown the hamburger in a frying pan, using whatever spices your family likes, making it as spicy-hot as you want (knowing it will go inside jalapenos).
  2. While hamburger is browning, remove stem of the jalapenos. Cut in half lengthwise and remove seeds (or leave in for an extra big kick!).
  3. Boil the jalapenos in water for a minute or two or blanch in the microwave (whichever you prefer) to half cook them.
  4. Drain the browned ground beef.
  5. Using a large baking sheet, with at least 1" high sides and lined with aluminum foil, spread out the jalapenos halves touching each other.
  6. Spoon ground beef into jalapeno halves.
  7. Top with grated cheese. I just cover all the same and then use a pizza cutter to separate the melted cheese after baking. It makes it faster to prepare if you don't cover each individually.
  8. Then bacon bits.
  9. If you like, you can also sprinkle Parmesan grated cheese on top!
  10. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
  11. The men especially in my family go crazy for these. I can never make enough! I have also adapted American green peppers for these for those who don't like real spicy. You can also spoon salsa and a dollop of sour cream when they come out of the oven.

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About Jalapeno Poppers

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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