This recipe came about after years of competition with family and friends over the perfect stuffed jalapeno. Bring your tissues because these are HOT! Goes well with Summer Beer I from this site.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.

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  • Fill the jalapeno peppers with cream cheese. Sprinkle the Cajun seasoning on top, then wrap each stuffed jalapeno with a slice of bacon. Secure with a toothpick. Arrange the wrapped jalapeno peppers in a single layer, face down on a broiler rack.

  • Broil in the preheated oven until the bacon becomes crisp, 8 to 15 minutes on each side.

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Nutrition Facts

179 calories; 15.6 g total fat; 46 mg cholesterol; 420 mg sodium. 2.2 g carbohydrates; 7.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2011
I've made these for years. Everytime I make them they are the first app to go. I haven't tried with the cajun seasoning but will next time. One thing to add is finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese stuffed right on top of the cream cheese and before you wrap in the bacon. ALTERNATE COOKING METHOD: Bake at 350 for about 25-30 minutes until the bacon is nearly done then broil them for about 5 minutes to crisp up the bacon. WATCH them when they are broiling so they don't burn. If you just broil them I find the bacon comes out charred in some places and fatty and limp in others and you don't have to flip them with this method. Also cook on a rack with a cookie sheet so they are not sitting in the rendered fat of the bacon.....I've done these 30 times and expierimented with the cooking method. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/09/2012
I also have made these for years. The only thing that I do differently is I leave the pepper whole and before I put the cream cheese filling in the pepper I squeeze into the tip of the pepper just a tiny bit of raspberry jelly (have used strawberry and red plum too but raspberry is best)so your last bite has a very pleasant surprise in store. Give it a try in at least a couple of them and see what you think. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2011
I've made these for years. Everytime I make them they are the first app to go. I haven't tried with the cajun seasoning but will next time. One thing to add is finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese stuffed right on top of the cream cheese and before you wrap in the bacon. ALTERNATE COOKING METHOD: Bake at 350 for about 25-30 minutes until the bacon is nearly done then broil them for about 5 minutes to crisp up the bacon. WATCH them when they are broiling so they don't burn. If you just broil them I find the bacon comes out charred in some places and fatty and limp in others and you don't have to flip them with this method. Also cook on a rack with a cookie sheet so they are not sitting in the rendered fat of the bacon.....I've done these 30 times and expierimented with the cooking method. Read More
(599)
Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2011
I've made these for years. Everytime I make them they are the first app to go. I haven't tried with the cajun seasoning but will next time. One thing to add is finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese stuffed right on top of the cream cheese and before you wrap in the bacon. ALTERNATE COOKING METHOD: Bake at 350 for about 25-30 minutes until the bacon is nearly done then broil them for about 5 minutes to crisp up the bacon. WATCH them when they are broiling so they don't burn. If you just broil them I find the bacon comes out charred in some places and fatty and limp in others and you don't have to flip them with this method. Also cook on a rack with a cookie sheet so they are not sitting in the rendered fat of the bacon.....I've done these 30 times and expierimented with the cooking method. Read More
(599)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2012
Fantastic twist to the usual jalapeno popper. After reading reviews I pulled it off like this: Did all the recommended prep plus baked the jalapenos for 15 minutes at 350 to lessen the heat. Let them cool a couple of minutes so I could handle them and filled them with a mixture of 1/2 tub of whipped cream cheese 1/4 cup or so of cheddar cheese 1/4 cup parmesean cheese and 1 teaspoon seasoning (Costco no salt seasoning). Took the 1/2 slice of bacon wrapped it around and put them cheese side up in the 350 oven. Change it to low broil and kept an eye on them for 5-10 minutes until the cheese started to brown and the bacon was lightly crisped. Heaven heaven heaven!!! There was a little crunch in the jalapeno which was nice so you got a couple of good bites without dragging the filling all out. Enough heat in the jalapeno to be flavorful and not burn your tongue off so you can't taste the next one. Delish! Will certainly do this again and again and again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2011
These are fantastic!! I also added some chopped pineapple and garlic powder to the cream cheese. Everyone loved them! Also added a sprinkle of brown sugar over the bacon for extra yum. Just used plain bacon. Rather than broiling bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes to take out some of the bite of the peppers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2011
Here in Texas it seems every store has the jalapeno bacon. If you cannot find it at your local grocer you can purchase the bacon online Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2011
I made these not too long ago only didn't use jalapeno bacon (I've never seen this) and mixed Harry and David's Pepper and Onion Relish with the cream cheese....The little bit of sweet is GREAT with the spice!!;o) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2011
OK rule of thumb the smaller the Jalapeno the hotter it is. Use gloves to seed the peppers else you get the oils on your hands and hurt for some time. I cut strips of bacon in half before wrapping. I sprinkled onion and garlic powder and dried cilantro over the cream cheese before wrapping. Did this in a toaster over on broil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2011
Super yummy and easy. For a lil' smoked flavor just broil them till bacon is getting cooked n then throw them on the gril for the last 5-8 minutes. It gives them a savory grilled flavor and is especially easy when you are already grilling anyway. Also they freeze well so you can prepare to thrill guests ahead of time. Just prepare as instructed toothpick n all and freeze them instead of cooking them. Thaw and cook when you want. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2011
My family loves this. I find is faster to just lay and push the bacon into the cream cheese a little to make it stick on top that way the bacon is crisp all over. A little chopped mango or pineapple in the cream cheese gives it a good twist. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2011
These are wonderful! I made a double batch for a party last night and they were a huge hit! I could not find jalapeno bacon so I used pepper bacon instead and I made half of them using pineapple cream cheese. I do recommend using gloves to seed the peppers however...especially if you are a contact lens wearer! (Ouch!!) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/09/2012
I also have made these for years. The only thing that I do differently is I leave the pepper whole and before I put the cream cheese filling in the pepper I squeeze into the tip of the pepper just a tiny bit of raspberry jelly (have used strawberry and red plum too but raspberry is best)so your last bite has a very pleasant surprise in store. Give it a try in at least a couple of them and see what you think. Read More
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