Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers
This is a combination of PW's recipe from her cookbook and a friend of mine who made up her own.
One pkg of bacon ( I used Wright's Pepper Bacon)
1 block of cream cheese - softened
3/4 cup of sharp cheddar cheese - grated
1 green onion (chopped)
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp Lawry's seasoned salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil.
Using gloves, cut each jalapeno in half and remove the membrane and seeds. Cut the bacon in half.
Combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, onion, and seasonings.
Spoon mixture into the jalapeno, then wrap with bacon. Brush with BBQ sauce. (I used Jack Daniel's BBQ sauce)
Bake for a hour or until bacon is brown.
Note: You can use any type of sauce you like - even jelly - if you want to mix the savory with sweet. I almost used one of my Fischer & Weiser products, but my son is a BBQ lover. I will be trying that soon.
Other variations - PW uses cream cheese, cheddar cheese and green onions - no seasonings - I bet those are just as delicious. I just have to use cumin and cayenne pepper anytime I can get away with it. My friend puts shredded chicken in hers - just using a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket.