A quick and easy version of this spicy Texas favorite. Be sure to have something to drink close by!

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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 oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, bacon bits, chives, and hot sauce. In a separate bowl, mix the uncooked sausage and Cheddar cheese. On a flat surface, mix the seasoned coating mix, cumin, and chili powder.

  • Cut a slit lengthwise into each jalapeno pepper, and remove the seeds. Stuff the peppers with the cream cheese mixture. Press the sausage mixture around the stuffed jalapenos, and roll in the seasoned coating mix to coat.

  • Arrange the coated jalapenos on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until the sausage is evenly brown.

Nutrition Facts

397 calories; 29.5 g total fat; 81 mg cholesterol; 1227 mg sodium. 16.5 g carbohydrates; 17.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2006
This was delicious. The flavor was very nice. The only reason we gave it four stars is that it isn't quite "quick and easy" to make. Also we got 16 rather large jalepenos and we ran out of cream cheese and sausage halfway. Again though an excellent appetizer! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/12/2006
Way too much going on here. The filling is good but the sausage was difficult to mold around the peppers. I just didn't like the combination. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2006
This was delicious. The flavor was very nice. The only reason we gave it four stars is that it isn't quite "quick and easy" to make. Also we got 16 rather large jalepenos and we ran out of cream cheese and sausage halfway. Again though an excellent appetizer! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2006
This was delicious. The flavor was very nice. The only reason we gave it four stars is that it isn't quite "quick and easy" to make. Also we got 16 rather large jalepenos and we ran out of cream cheese and sausage halfway. Again though an excellent appetizer! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2005
These were really good. I did not have chives so that were left out. I used a fiesta blend grated cheese instead of cheddar. I must not have read the recipe very carefully because I mixed the shake n bake cumin and chili powder in with the sausage and cheese mixture. I guess it didn't make a difference because everyone that tried them absolutley loved them!!! One other thing I did differently was I made actual eggs. Instead of slicing the jalapenos I used a paring knife to cut off the end of the pepper with the stem. Then using the knife I scraoped the seeds off the inside ofthe pepper and poured them out. I then put the cream cheese mixture in a baggie and cut a hole in the corner and filled the peppers. I took some of the sauage mixture and wrapped it around the stuffed jalapenos. Then baked as stated in the recipe. If you do this remember that as the sausage cooks the fat cooks out and the sausge will shrink so make sure that it is covered well. I had my peppers completely covered and when they finished baking I had peppers peeking out of the sauage it didn't effect the taste at all just presentation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2005
To me these are a pain in the butt to make! But my husband loves them so much that it's worth it. My variations: I use hot sausage & I always need more than 1 lb. I have trouble getting the peppers covered completely. I use Pepper Jack cheese instead of plain cheddar. And I use Shake & Bake Hot & Spicy to roll them in. Some like it REAL HOT! Thank you for sharing the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2006
hey this is a great recipe you need to add hamburger meat to it helps make it easy to wrap the peppers and an egg will help keep it together Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2006
A huge hit!! They were fabulous. I didn't add the bacon to the cream cheese filling because I thought it was a little much. Also I used a split of hot sausage and mild. Be sure stuff the peppers very well. The cream cheese filling is what helps cool the heat of the pepper. I had a few people bit off pieces without the filling and they thought it to be too hot. Overall I will make again and again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/12/2006
Way too much going on here. The filling is good but the sausage was difficult to mold around the peppers. I just didn't like the combination. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2006
I owed my hubby since he had been especially helpful with a project so I painfully made these for him since he is a native Texan and absolutely loves hot and spicy. What a labor of love. The two previous reviews were both very good and helpful. This is a great recipe and he loved these. I never tried one so I can't attest. Thanks! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2009
My husband loved these! I used shredded bbq pork instead of sausage and panko instead of bread crumbs... They turned out great. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2008
These are super! The guys love them and I am required to bring them to the Super Bowl party to be admitted! However not really easy to make but worth the effort. Read More
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