Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

These have quite a bit of kick.  Plus, it's an excuse to eat more bacon.

Yield: 36 poppers


  • 18 jalapeno peppers
  • 2 bricks cream cheese (8 oz. each)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 lb. bacon strips, cut in half


  1. Trim the stem off the jalapenos and cut in half.  Use a paring knife to clean out the seeds and leave them hollow.
  2. In a food processor, combine the cream cheese and spices.  Process until smooth and well mixed.
  3. Using a knife, fill each jalapeno with cream cheese.  Wrap in a piece of bacon and place on a wooden skewer.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes.  Serve hot.

Adapted from Epic Meal Time.