Jalapeño Pepper Appetizers
These appetizers are so easy to make and they taste so good. Be warned, eating them is habit-forming!
10 medium fresh jalapeño peppers
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
10 bacon strips, halved
Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Lightly grease a broiler rack with cooking spray or line with aluminum foil.
Cut peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds, stems and center membrane. Stuff each half with about 2 teaspoons of cream cheese. Wrap with bacon and secure with toothpick. Place on prepared broiler rack.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Remove toothpicks. Serve immediately.
When cutting hot peppers, disposable gloves are recommended. Avoid touching your face.
1 serving (3 each) equals 283 calories, 28 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 332 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.