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Saturday, December 03, 2005 Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Here's a low carb version of the breaded poppers. Yummy!

8 oz cream cheese, softened
4 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
4 oz. Monterey jack cheese, shredded
1/4 tsp salt
1/2-1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cumin (optional)
1 lb (about 25 medium) fresh jalapenos, seeded, halved lengthwise ~use rubber or latex gloves~
25 bacon slices cut in half lengthwise (approx.)

1. In a mixing bowl, combine cheeses and seasonings; mix well. (To make hotter, add some of the seeds removed from peppers.)

2. Spoon about 2 tbsp into each Jalapeno pepper half. Wrap each half in bacon. (May lightly sprinkle stuffed peppers with cayenne pepper if more heat is desired.)

3. Bake, uncovered, on a wire rack over a baking pan at 350ºF (or non-stick foil) for 15 minutes, until bacon is crisp and cheese is melted. To make bacon crisper, brown under broiler for a few minutes.

*For a lighter version use low fat cheeses and turkey bacon

Posted by Rae

Prepared by Rae :: 9:38 AM :: 0 comments Search the recipe box