I saw a lady at the grocery store going through the jalapenos and buying a large bagful. I had to ask what she had in mind.
She removes the seeds and veins, by making a slit on the side, stuffs with cream cheese (non-fat is OK), wraps a piece of bacon or turkey bacon around it, secures with a toothpick and cooks for approximately 45 minutes on the BBQ grill. When the cheese starts oozing out and the jalapeno skins look cooked, they are done.
Turkey bacon takes longer to cook than regular bacon because of the fat content. I have not prepared these, but the recipe sounds interesting.
By Holly from Richardson, TX
We call them jalapeno poppers. I cut the jalapeno in half, take out the seeds and membranes (make sure you wear plastic gloves), put cream cheese in the middle, wrap bacon around and around as far as it will go (stretch the slice of bacon as much as you can before putting it around), and secure with a toothpick. I've never used turkey bacon. Usually just buy the cheapest bacon I can find, usually Corn King (I'm in Kansas). Don't need to worry about the jalapeno being "done" - just cook until the bacon is done. (11/10/2006)
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