A slight variation on this popular recipe which is now one of our favorite appetizers! Enjoy the photos and recipe below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A great appetizer… with bite!

30 large jalapeno peppers, hollowed
1 lb bacon, half cooked, slices cut in half
1 1/2 lb package cream cheese
1/2 lb old cheddar cheese, grated finely
1/4 tsp dried chives
pinch garlic powder
pinch ajinomoto
pinch salt
toothpicks

Mix together everything except the bacon, jalapenos, and tooth picks in a small bowl.
Fill the jalapenos with the cream cheese mixture.
Wrap each popper with a half slice of bacon and secure ends with a tooth pick.
Place in oven at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool… the filling will be hot!

Enjoy!

Note: You will need to keep the Jalapenos upright so the filling will not spill out. Some people choose to use an inverted disposable foil tray with holes poked in the bottom, we used a bread rack covered in foil and it worked just fine.