NuMex Jalmundo Western-Style Stuffed Jalapeño Recipe

NuMex Jalmundo Western-Style Stuffed Jalapeño Recipe
Staff Writer
Jalapeño peppers.

Stuffed japaleños are great for parties and picnics. Out here in the West, we like these stuffed jalapeños instead of cheese and crackers. It's kind of more of a manly hors d'oeuvres.

Ingredients

  • 12 NuMex Jalmundo jalapeños (jumbo size), halved and deseeded
  • One 8-ounce package smooth cream cheese, softened
  • One 8-ounce package shredded jalapeño-flavored Cheddar cheese
  • 6 bacon strips, cut in half

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the jalapeños. In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese and Cheddar cheese. Stuff the jalapeño halves with the cheese mixture.

Wrap each stuffed pod tightly with a half-strip of bacon. Use a toothpick to hold it in place. Arrange jalapeños in a single layer on a lightly greased medium-sized baking sheet. Bake for about 30 minutes, but cooking time can vary, so keep an eye on it. When the bacon is cooked, the jalapeños are done.

Jalapeño Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Jalapeño Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.