Quick & easy! Only 3 ingredients required: bacon, a block of Cheddar cheese and jalapeno peppers. The men in my family are crazy about these yummy treats. In fact, my husband often eats them as a meal!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the broiler.

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  • Cut Cheddar cheese into 12 slices long enough to fit inside the jalapeno halves. Insert cheese slices into the halves. Wrap the jalapeno halves with the bacon slices, securing with a toothpick, if necessary. Place on a medium baking sheet.

  • Broil 5 to 10 minutes, or until the bacon is evenly brown.

Nutrition Facts

281 calories; protein 12.6g; carbohydrates 1.1g; fat 25g; cholesterol 58.2mg; sodium 465.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Just a suggestion I found helped keep the cheese in the pepper. When you cut off the stem end leave enough of the pepper so that you have a solid end. When you cut the pepper in half it looks like a little boat. This keeps the melted cheese from running out.I precook the bacon slightly so that I don't have to turn them and bake them at 400 till the bacon is crisp instead of broiling them. I've been doing this for years and have always had good luck. Joan Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/11/2004
This recipe tasted OK but was incredibly messy to make. It is hard to wrap slimy bacon around a slippery pepper and make sure it stays in place. When cooking them the main problem was keeping them in the broiler long enough to get the bacon to crisp up without all of the cheese melting and running out. For the second batch we precooked the bacon about halfway but this only helped slightly. Overall I would not recommend this recipe. It was just not worth the mess for the mediocre results. Read More
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161 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 90
  • 4 star values: 59
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Just a suggestion I found helped keep the cheese in the pepper. When you cut off the stem end leave enough of the pepper so that you have a solid end. When you cut the pepper in half it looks like a little boat. This keeps the melted cheese from running out.I precook the bacon slightly so that I don't have to turn them and bake them at 400 till the bacon is crisp instead of broiling them. I've been doing this for years and have always had good luck. Joan Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2005
The guys really digged these at our last football party. My only suggestion is pre-cook the bacon to at least the soft stage to make sure it is crispy and line the baking sheet with foil for easy clean up. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2003
These were pretty good. I used pre-cooked bacon and only broiled 2-3 minutes. I also have made them with cream cheese. I mixed shredded sharp cheddar 4 oz. cream cheese and a few seeds for some heat and broiled for 2-3 minutes. My family liked this better. By using the pre-cooked bacon and only broiling for 3 minutes my cheese didn't melt all over the pan. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This recipe was fantastic and easy to make. I cooked them as long as it said to AND I never did turn them. Most of the cheese stayed in the poppers and the bacon was cooked just fine! I added a little water to the bottom of my broiler pan to cut down on any smoke that might occur. We had these for Super Bowl Sunday and my husband and I had fun making them (AND eating them!) I will never get store bought poppers again! thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2004
Try pre-cooking the bacon and adding it chopped to the cheese filling. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2003
This recipe is GREAT!!! I made these for a turkey fry party and they were a bigger hit than the turkey! I took the suggestion of adding some seeds to the cheese and it worked great. Also I shredded the cheese in my processor mixed the seeds in and rolled it into balls...it fits in the pepper better. GREAT! Works really good with turkey bacon too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2005
This was a very good treat. I cooked them in a cupcake pan (3-4 in each section.) This way the cheese didn't melt out and eaveryone enjoyed them!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2003
Easy to make since there are only 3 ingredients but preparing the jalapenos can be time consuming. An important precaution - protect your hands when seeding the peppers. Jalapenos can cause some really severe skin irritation. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/10/2004
This recipe tasted OK but was incredibly messy to make. It is hard to wrap slimy bacon around a slippery pepper and make sure it stays in place. When cooking them the main problem was keeping them in the broiler long enough to get the bacon to crisp up without all of the cheese melting and running out. For the second batch we precooked the bacon about halfway but this only helped slightly. Overall I would not recommend this recipe. It was just not worth the mess for the mediocre results. Read More
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