Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

Servings: 24

Ingredients

  • 12 fresh jalapeño peppers, halved and seeded
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 12 slices bacon, cut in half
  • 24 toothpicks

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the jalapeño peppers in half lengthwise. Remove seeds and center membrane using a spoon and a scraping motion. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly before touching anything else (especially your eyes!).
  3. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic, and paprika together until combined. Spoon filling equally among all 24 jalapeño halves.
  4. Wrap each stuffed jalapeño with a half slice of bacon and stick a toothpick through the center to assure the bacon stays in place.
  5. Bake for 25-28 minutes or until the bacon is crisp to your liking. Consider turning the oven on broil for the last minute or two to finish. Serve immediately.

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Asian Meatballs

Ingredients

Meatballs
  • 1 pound ground pork 
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 cup Panko
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onions, sliced thinly
  • optional garnish: toasted sesame seeds, sliced scallions
Sauce
  • 2/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger

Instructions

Meatballs
  1. Preheat oven to 400F and line a large baking sheet with foil. Spray with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together meatball ingredients until well-combined. 
  3. Using hands, roll meat into balls 1.5 inch balls and place onto prepared baking sheet. 
  4. Bake meatballs for 10-12 minutes, or until meatballs are golden on the outside and no longer pink on the inside.
Sauce
  1. While the meatballs are baking, whisk together all of the sauce ingredients until blended.
  2. Once meatballs have finished cooking, combine meatballs and sauce in a crockpot. Keep meatballs on low until ready to serve. 
  3. Enjoy warm, and sprinkle with additional garnishes if desired. 

Thanks to the original recipe found here.