Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Spicy Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

We Cajuns are known for spicy dishes. However, I must let you all in on a little secret. We do NOT, in fact, serve our dishes spicy. On the contrary, our dishes are simply seasoned well. Even when we incorporate peppers into our meals, they are merely there to offer a bit of flavor. By no means is this dish spicy. I promise you that this delicious combination of flavors will have your taste buds begging for more! Serve them as an appetizer or along side of your favorite BBQ dishes.

Our local grocery stores sell prepared pre-seasoned meats for barbequing, baking, roasting, or whatever type of cooking you are wanting to do. At those counters, you can normally find pre-stuffed mushrooms, peppers, chicken, and many other veggies and cuts of meat. This is where we originally came up with the idea. As we prepared for a barbeque many years ago, we picked up a few of these prepared meats to try on the pit. It turned out to be a better experience than we originally imagined; and thankfully so, because they weren't cheap. We started thinking about the different ingredients and the costs of preparation, only to determine it would be much cheaper for us to prepare them. Thus, we began creating our own veggies and cuts of meat for each and every bbq since.

The stuffed peppers are one of our favorite bbq dishes, and therefore included every single time!

What you'll need:
1 dozen large jalapeno peppers
1 lb. ground pork
8 oz. cream cheese
12 oz. pack of bacon
24 toothpicks
2 tablespoons Mr. Pete's Cajun Seasoning

Slice the jalapeno peppers right down the center.

Use a small spoon to scoop out seeds and clean as shown above.

Sprinkle Mr. Pete's Cajun Seasoning over the ground pork and mix.

Spoon a bit of cream cheese inside each pepper half.

I've found that it is easier to fill the peppers when the cream cheese is on the hard side.
Top peppers with the ground pork mixture to hold in the cream cheese.

Cut the entire package of bacon in half. Wrap each pepper with a half slice of bacon using a toothpick to hold it together.

Place the peppers on the bbq pit for about 30 to 45 minutes at a medium heat level. Then, place them on the top rack until you are ready to serve. They'll have your company coming back for seconds and possibly thirds!

Do you need some of Mr. Pete's Cajun Seasoning to create this tasty dish? Easy ordering below!

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