These oven-baked beauties are perfect for your next BBQ or backyard gathering. Using store-bought pimento cheese and pre-cooked bacon makes these poppers come together in mere minutes. For sensitive taste buds, mini sweet peppers can replace spicier jalapenos. Perfect for picnicking ketoers and low-carbers!
1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat liner. For best results, use a baking rack on top of the tray, otherwise, placing the poppers directly on the tray will work nearly as well.
2. Remove center membrane and seeds from halved jalapeno peppers. Mind your eyes!
3. Season your favorite pimento cheese with additional mix-ins to suit your tastes. We recommend additional black pepper or chipotle pepper, fresh or dehydrated garlic, and a smidgeon of salt.
4. Spoon the pimento cheese into the jalapeno halves, leaving some room for spillage during baking. Sprinkle with sweet paprika.
5. Wrap each half with a slice of pre-cooked bacon (if not using pre-cooked, microwave regular bacon for a minute or two before baking to ensure maximum crispness). Secure bacon with a toothpick.
6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until peppers are tender, cheese is bubbly, and bacon is crisp. Garnish with a flurry of fresh chives or green onions. Additionally, we like to serve with fresh cilantro and lime wedges.
Note: For extra crispy bacon, crank up the oven to broil for the final 2 minutes or so.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (0g)|
|Recipe Makes: 12 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 0 (0%)|
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|Saturated Fat 0g||0 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 0.1mg||0 %|
|Potassium 4.1mg||0 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 0.1g||0 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.1g||0 %|
|Sugars, other 0g|
|Protein 0g||0 %|
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Calories per serving: 1
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