This post has the best fresh jalapeno poppers recipe you will ever have. It is very easy to make and is wonderful for tailgating. For more on tailgating, check out our tailgating page. Otherwise, enjoy our recipe below! For those of you like me, we start with a video:
Every year I struggle to use the myriad of peppers my garden produces. I love them, but there are only so many ways I can eat them (and my kids are too young to appreciate spicy food yet!)
I love this easy to make appetizer. But be careful; they can be HOT!! First, start with fresh jalapeno peppers. I like to grow mine in my garden, but when they are out of season I have to get them from my local grocer.
You will also need some other pretty basic ingredients listed here:
Bacon cooked crispy and sliced (because what isn’t better with bacon)
Cream Cheese, softened
Green Olives, sliced
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
There are two ways to prepare your jalapeno’s. The first is by washing and then cutting off the top. Then carefully take a knife and cut out the inside seeds. Here’s a helpful hint: Cut the three parts that are connecting the seeds to outside meat and then twist out the middle. Also, a lot of the heat is in the seeds; the more you take out, the less spicy it will be.
The second simply cuts them in half to make them look like boats (as in the video).
Chris Ashbach is one of the founders of Dan330. Chris is a pilot and avid outdoorsman who loves fishing, hunting, camping, and exploring. He loves taking kids (especially his own) on trips to share his passion of the outdoors. Chris is also a gardener, volunteers at Let's Go Fishing, and teaches Sunday school. Chris holds a MA in Organizational Leadership and is faculty at a local university in Minnesota; teaching undergraduate business classes.