So you want some homemade jalapeno poppers, do you? It's not that hard, here's my guide.
Lazy Bachelor's Jalapeno Poppers
Serves: 1 (6 poppers)
Prep Time: Approximately 5 months
6 good sized jalapenos
3 lbs ground beef
brick of jack cheese
some vegetable oil for frying
First plant some jalapeno peppers. I like to grow mine from seed. I live in zone 6, so I plant them indoors about mid-March. Next put them outside around mid-May. Depending on growing conditions, sunlight, rainfall, watering, and fertilizing, you should be ready to make poppers in August. Wait until the peppers are good sized, don't be tempted to pick them early.
Step 1: Gather your forces
Behold! Your ingredients. Really the jalapenos are the star of the meal. I highly recommend growing your own if possible. If not, well, I suppose store bought are ok, but less cool factor. Good bread crumbs would have been an improvement I think. Make your own bread fresh from scratch, a day or two later toast it, crush it up. Yeah.
Step 2: Construct the Filling
Don't stress about the exact proportions. About two fingers of cream cheese is the proper amount. Grate in some jack. More than you should, because you know you'll sample some of it. Next crumble in some browned ground beef. You did brown the ground beef, didn't you? Fine, I didn't mention that part, but what, were you going to put raw ground beef in your poppers? Cmon, that's disgusting. Anyway mix in as much ground beef as you like, but make sure it still clumps together nicely. You may have some ground beef left over. Stop crying about it and eat it later. It's tasty.