Introduction: Hot 'n Spicy Jalapeno Hors D'ouevres

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Bacon wrapped, cream cheese stuffed, jalapeno peppers.  yummm

Step 1: Ingredients

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Jalepeno peppers - 3.5 lbs = 50 large peppers , smaller peppers work better, but this was all that was available.

Bacon - I like hormone free, meaty, natural bacon like this brand.  You need 1 slice of bacon per pepper.  I bought 3 - 12 oz. packages for 50 large peppers.  Smaller peppers will use about 1/2 slice.

Cream cheese - I like Raskas because it is rBGH free.  or  3 - 8 oz. packages of Philly brand for 50 large peppers.  Gauge accordingly, smaller peppers will use less.

Gloves - nitrile, vinyl, or latex.  Just be sure to wear the gloves, and don't touch eyes, mouth or mucous membranes.

Ventilation - a fan or open window to keep you from breathing so many hot pepper fumes.

Step 2: Prepare the Peppers

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Wearing your gloves, cut the tops off of the peppers and slice down one side.

Step 3: De-seed the Peppers

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Remove seeds from peppers.   This is best done under running water to keep you from breathing the fumes.

Step 4: Stuffing the Jalapenos

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Using a butter knife, stuff each pepper with a small slab of cream cheese and close it up.

Step 5: Wrap Each Pepper in Bacon

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Wrap each stuffed jalapeno thoroughly, like a bundled baby, in a slice of bacon. 

Cover the ends so the cream cheese doesn't come out during cooking.

You can stretch the bacon as you wrap to help it stick together.

Plan on using one slice of bacon per pepper, though you may use less for smaller ones.

More bacon was needed for these larger peppers.

Step 6: Bake and Serve

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Bake at 325, for about 1 hour, or until browned on all sides. 

There will be juices from the peppers, and some grease from the bacon, drain several times during baking. 

Turn each pepper to brown evenly and to prevent them from sticking to the pan.

Plate and garnish with tomato and cilantro for color.

Note the bacon wardrobe malfunction.   These particular jalapenos were so large, that one piece of bacon did not fully cover the ends of each pepper and some cream cheese loss occurred.   However, they were delicious.


chrisre cat (author)2010-08-04

cook in a pan of brown sugar and pinapple juice or lemon juice for some sweet with the heat

inquisitive (author)2010-05-08

 rub a bit of cooking oil into your hands before doing and after you have them all ready-a good wash and no burning hands or eyes later

jonwal74 (author)2010-04-05

I love these, but we leave them in halves, and use half slice of bacon.  We alos put brown sugar on the bacon, sounds gross but really good.  You can grill them on the barbecue also.

FosterB (author)2010-01-31

Where are the smokeys inside the jalapenos? Ten times better with the smokeys.

sarahfish (author)2010-01-16

 wear the gloves, for the love of god, wear the gloves!!!!!!

recipe came out great, but I've been burning everything I touch for two days!!! it's terrible!!!

scarecreaux (author)2009-12-27

I have made this same recipe for years only I make them on the grill on kabob skewers.  I got it from a friend of mine who used a white Mexican goat cheese that melted slowly but I can't, for the life of me, remember which one.  So, I used cream cheese also or went without cheese.  Usually I very slightly cook the bacon in the microwave first, especially if its thick sliced, so that it cooks at the same rate as the peppers on the grill without the ends of the peppers burning.  Also, some stores, like Walmart, sell grill racks just for cooking peppers in this manner, but I prefer the skewers.  One final note, I didnt split them down the side to remove the seeds.  I used a paring knife with a very small blade to hollow out the inside and then would just dump the seeds and pith out.

HolyTracker (author)scarecreaux2009-12-30

Hi Scarecreaux. I´m Mexican and i thought i would share some light for you LOL. The cheese you are referring to is called (at least in my province) Asadero Cheese. It can be made out of cow or goat milk. It does melt slower than normal cheese. Hope this helps.

HolyTracker (author)HolyTracker2009-12-30

Or it could also be Morral or Oaxaca cheese...

wanamoka (author)scarecreaux2009-12-27

That sounds delicious!  I think the longer cooking times mellow out the peppers a bit.  Definitely have to try the goat cheese.  Thanks for the great ideas.

Cabe (author)2009-12-25

You cannot comprehend how much I approve of this instructable.

I have done similar to this (minus the awesome addition of bacon) but breading them before deep frying. If you have a house of chilli lovers, I like to add an element of danger with "Russian Chilette" and ensuring one of them is super hot :)

wanamoka (author)Cabe2009-12-28

can you imagine making these with habaneros / scotch bonnets?  yikes, hot. 

Cabe (author)wanamoka2009-12-28

I've done it with Demon Reds ( chopped and put in with the cream cheese. Yes I am that much of a git :)

Mikey D (author)2009-12-27


There was an 'ible called Atomic Buffalo Turds that was very similar.   Also this one:

Thanks for resurecting this!

I anticipate these and those potato puffs

for new years eve!

Great Job!

wanamoka (author)Mikey D2009-12-28

they look good, though the name is not very desirable, especially since we have buffalo's grazing down the street. lol

The potato puffs look very tasty,  I'll be add those to my repertoire.

wanamoka (author)Mikey D2009-12-28

Those look good, but the name is questionable, especially since we have buffalo's grazing down the street. lol

Those potato puffs look tasty. 

inkstom (author)2009-12-27

We do the same thing at my house from a recipe we've passed down. We cut them in half though (we have big japs in Texas, about 3"x1.5"), take the seeds out or leave a few in for spice, fill with cream cheese, wrap them in bacon, skewer them, then sprinkle a little colby jack on top. Cook at 425 for at least 13 minutes, or until you are satisfied with how well the bacon is cooked. 

Great instructible. Cheers.

l8nite (author)2009-12-26

We seem to have posted two different stuffed jalapeno "ibles" at almost the same time, I thought that was rather cool if ironic.
 A friend makes ones close to yours but she adds crab meat or finely chopped shrimp to the cream cheese. Really nice job on the "ible" and the pics turned out great... I guess it helps to have someone around to help when your hands are busy ! ! 

wanamoka (author)2009-12-26


RavingMadStudios (author)2009-12-25

I've been looking over this Instructable for quite a while, trying to think of a way to make these snacks any more awesome than they already are, and... I got nothing.
Holy smokes, these look good. Uber-nom.

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