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Feb 5, 2010 04:13 AM

Bacon wrapped jalapenos

I want to make a couple dozen for SuperBowl, and found this recipe. Anyone made it? Just wondering if with the cream cheese, it's too plain?? Does it need to have herbs or flavoruing? I really don't want to make a test batch first.

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  1. I made something similar for NYE and everyone loved them. Instead of bacon, I used prosciutto. I also thought just cream cheese was boring so I added a slight stip of honey on top of cream cheese. If you use prosciutto, there is no need for the toothpick.

    I think they are perfect SuperBowl food.

    1. I'm more of a fan of a shredded cheddar, I'm sure you could mix the two (making it easier to fill).

      Have fun - Go Saints!!!

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      1. re: lexpatti

        I agree. I add some cheddar and some pickled sweet-hot jalapenos and whatever else I feel like to the recipe. They freeze well, too.

        GEAUX SAINTS!!!

      2. Made them as directed and found them plain and boring. We froze half of them, so next time I sprinkled with salt and poured on some hot sauce - tried both crystal and sriracha, and sriracha did the trick. But despite the bacon they do need a sprinkle of salt too.

        1. A nice coating of your favorite BBQ sauce does wonders for these puppies. A bit bland without it, IMO.

          1. gosh, this sounds so good.
            we made bacon wrapped medjool pitted dates a couple of dinner parties ago and it was a HUGE hit!

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            1. re: Beach Chick

              Try upping that by stuffing the dates with goat cheese, it's dangerous, truly.

              For the stuffed jalapenos, try mixing the cream cheese with:
              smoked chedder, a touch of chipotle powder, and sundried tomatoes
              garlic, cilantro, cumin, and lime juice with slices of roasted bell pepper and avocado (or, just pair guacamole with cream cheese)
              chorizo, diced red onion, and queso fresco
              capers, parsley, worcestershire sauce, and toasted nori blended with chopped walnuts or achovies
              roughly chopped or slivered strawberries and a dash each of whiskey and vanilla
              cranberries, horseradish, shallots, and dijon
              ginger, garlic, soy sauce, honey, scallions, shredded carrot and whole mint leaves
              lots of caramelized onions

              Also, this may sound strange, but try stuffing the jalapeno with peanut butter (or peanut butter with mango) and wrapping with bacon.

              1. re: gwendolynmarie

                I made jalapeno poppers and bacon-wrapped dates on the same day once, which ended with jalapeno-stuffed bacon wrapped dates. Awesome - salty/spicy/sweet.. heaven.

                1. re: gwendolynmarie

                  oooh I have some smoked cheddar hanging around, I think I found the variation for this time around :)

                    1. re: Phurstluv

                      Ok I've been all over the city looking for jalapenos and when the store wasn't out, what was there was sad and wrinkly. A few produce people I spoke to said they get a delivery tomorrow so here's hoping... otherwise there may be a mutiny ;)

                      I did manage to find some decent poblanos so I have a plan B of sorts but they won't be PWs bacon wrapped jalapeno thingies.

                      1. re: maplesugar

                        But poblanos, although larger, are what they make fresh chile rellenos with out here in So Cal, they would make a fine sub, just need a knife & fork since they wont be a one bite deal.

                        1. re: Phurstluv

                          I'm learning a lot about So Cal & Mexican food - a lot of this is new to this Canadian but thanks to all you wonderful folks I'm learning alot (next cookbook purchase will probably be Bayless)... I remembered poblanos figuring into rellenos so it was a fallback plan after coming up empty at so many places.

                          Since the produce guy said they were getting an order in today I sent DH out early this morning and he came back with a dozen jalapenos woohoo. Now I'm off find more (he remembered I mentioned "dozen" not 2-3 dz) and get some gloves since it looks like I'm out/they didn't make it here in the move.