Oh yes. Yes, yes, yes.
Whoever came up with jalapeno peppers deserves a big kiss and maybe even a little butt pinch. I've seen sausage stuffed and I've seen bacon wrapped. I'm sure they exist, but I'm not googling because I would like to go on believing that I made them up the never before seen sausage stuffed, bacon wrapped jalapenos. Yup. That's right. Hold on to your pants - cause these little torpedoes of love are about to blow. you. up.
Look. You can even spruce them up for your holiday party and serve them on a fancy plate with homemade dill ranch dipping sauce (will post recipe tomorrow) to cool you down. Unpretentious food can still look fabulous and impress your guests. Plus, they'll probably like it more. Hell they'll probably even like you more.
Jimmy Dean Reduced Fat Sausage
Brown the sausage up. Remember the rule of cooking with sausage. If your recipe calls for 1 pound, make two. Or handcuff yourself/husband to somewhere far away from the kitchen, like the street pole outside.
Pour the sausage hot off the skillet onto the block of cream cheese and let it rest for a moment. The heat will soften the cream cheese and make mixing much easier. I love Jimmy Dean's reduce fat sausage because the flavor is delish and there isn't excess oil. You don't have to drain it on paper towels before throwing it right into the bowl.
Mmmmm hhhhmmmmmm. That's what I'm talkin' bout.
Make a small plate for yourself.
Then pick up the best looking one...
...and do this.
Watch out for hungry pooches and stay hungry!!
Sausage Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
12 Slices of Bacon, halved
1 Block of Cream Cheese
1 lb Jimmy Dean Reduced Fat Sausage, cooked
1 Cup Shredded Cheddar
1/4 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
Halve the jalapenos and remove stem and tough flesh attached to stem. Remove seeds. Add hot cooked sausage on top of cream cheese to facilitate mixing. Mix in cheddar and garlic powder. Stuff jalapenos with mixture. Cut bacon in half and wrap each slice around the peppers. Secure with toothpicks if desired. Cook at 375 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until golden brown. Eat them alone in a dark room so no one can see you and enjoy!
These look amazing! I just might have to make them tomorrow for our holiday party, I was having recipe block :) Thanks Jaisa!ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you think so! I'll be posting more holiday party recipes in the coming weeks so stay tuned for more ideas!ReplyDelete
These look mighty tasty! Next time my wife takes the truck to get cleaned I might try to make them without her knowing. She doesnt deserve them anyway. Roll Tide!ReplyDelete
Absolutly delicious big hit with our guests.ReplyDelete
Rubbed my eyes after removing the seeds.BIG mistake.
Love ya jaisa
These were awesome! I made them New Years Eve since we were having friends over. They were a hit everyone loved them! Can't wait to make them again.ReplyDelete
Friend made these and I just had to have the recipe. They are so delicious.ReplyDelete
Delicious made them for dinner and everyone loved themReplyDelete
so glad everyone enjoyed them!Delete
Can these be made and frozen? Planted just for this and with all my huge ones would love to prepare for some TIDE FOOTBALL TAILGATING! HURRY with reply! These are GREAT.Delete
You should learn to make print buttons!ReplyDelete
Whoa - you should mention to wear gloves when you make these - for the rookies like me out there - my hands have been burning for hours..lolReplyDelete
Just a quick question where can you buy the big jalapenos from have looked everywhere for them so want to try this as I looks lushReplyDelete
I get mine at Jewel Osco but Whole Foods usually has a beautiful selection as well. If you only have tiny ones, chop off the tip and fill up the whole pepper then wrap in bacon. That might even be better!Delete
To me in the pic it looked as a sausage dog is on the cream cheese and then wrapped with bacon.Instead of cook sausage in the cream cheese??ReplyDelete
Sorry That was A FB Photo I saw with this link...My Bad :(ReplyDelete
No problem! Just curious...what facebook page did you see this on?Delete
Magyar leírás nincsen nincs?ReplyDelete
These little buggers start fights if you run out. My Mom absolutely loved them. Not one complaint from anyone..........well only one MORE PLEASE!! I LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!ReplyDelete
Can you make the mixture a head of time and refrigerate it? Then before your party, stuff the jalapeño peppers and wrap in bacon.ReplyDelete
Absolutely. You could even stuff and wrap them ahead of time.Delete
For safety reasons I put on wide lens glasses to protect my eyes from any flying pepper juice when I am cleaning them. but I have made several of these on different occasions and everyone loves, loves, loves them!!!ReplyDelete
Made these last night. Used Johnsonville Brats (2 spicy italian and 2 sweet italian) instead of sausage. Tasted awesome!! 2 problems though- they stuck to the aluminum foil like crazy, and were swimming in grease. Any suggestions?- KristinReplyDelete
Next time try using the non stick foil or parchment paper. Not sure why they were so greasy - did you drain the sausage first before adding to the cream cheese? You can always pat it with paper towels too to get any extra grease out.Delete
definitely trying the parchment paper tonight. I drained the sausage- even smothered it with paper towel to soak up as much as I could. Going to try the reduced-fat sausage tonight- that may be the difference. Thanks!!- KristinDelete
I took your advice made a dozen then quietly snook into my mancave dimmed the lights and enjoyed them ALL in peace and harmony..lifes back good.ReplyDelete