jalapeno poppers

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a recipe by
Jana Crump-Aquino
Duluth, GA

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.

★★★★★ 1
serves 12
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For jalapeno poppers

  • 24
    jalapenos - I get the largest i can purchase
  • 2 bag
    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.