And we are also wrapping them with thick sliced bacon for that extra bacon taste. These are always a hit at our celebrations and we know they will be a hit at yours.
Jalapeno halves stuffed with cream cheese with sausage, wrapped in bacon and baked
- 1 lb mild or hot ground Italian sausage
- 2 8 oz packages cream cheese
- 1 lb thick sliced bacon slices cut in half
- 30-35 fresh jalapeños depending on the size
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large skillet crumble sausage and cook over medium high heat until brown and no longer pink. Remove skillet from heat and drain off the excess fat.
Add both packages of cream cheese while the sausage is still hot, mix well and set aside.
Precook bacon in a Microwave Bacon Tray according to your microwave directions until half-cooked and slightly pliable, set aside to cool. Suggestion: Placed about 4 bacon strips at a time on a plate covered with a paper towel and microwave them for 3 minutes turning half way through the cooking time.
Slice each jalapeño lengthwise and remove the seeds and membrane. The jalapeños will be similar to little boats.
Fill the jalapeño boats with the sausage/cheese mixture
Wrap a half cooked bacon slice around each jalapeño and secure with toothpicks
Place in a baking dish and bake for 20 minutes.
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