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Cooking Today: Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

Chef Brooks prepares an appetizer of stuffed jalapenos!<br mce_bogus="1">
Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

Ingredients
-4 jumbo jalapenos
-8 oz cream cheese (or one container)
-1/2 cup sundried tomatoes, diced
-salt & pepper to taste
-8 strips thin bacon
-8 toothpicks

Recipe
1.    Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
2.    Using mixer, whisk 8 ounces of cream cheese, cup of diced sundried tomatoes, and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
3.    Using a sharp knife, cut 4 jumbo jalapenos length-wise, starting at the base and cutting toward the stem.
4.    Take a Parisian scoop, or melon-baller, and remove seeds and ribs of jalapenos. If you would like the dish spicier, leave a few seeds.
5.    Take the cream cheese mixture, and stuff each jalapeno half with a spoon.
6.    Next, wrap each stuffed jalapeno with thin strips of bacon. Wrap at an angle to cover the entire jalapeno.
7.    Take a toothpick and place at the end of the bacon wrap to hold everything together.
8.    Place on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
9.    Bake for about 10 minutes or until bacon is sizzling and serve.

Serves about 4 as an appetizer; makes 8 bacon wrapped stuffed jalapenos.

Steven Brooks is the Executive Chef at Springdale Country Club. Chef Brooks offers monthly cooking classes at the club.

Shot in the home of Bill & Avis Bailey in Springdale.  

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