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Okay.. I fix something very similar to this when we are at the lake.. I halve the peppers, put shredded cheese or just a cube of sharp cheddar and real bacon bits.. cook them on a cookie sheet on the grill..sooo easy...
Great recipe! I am on the South Beach diet and this was right up my alley. Make sure and use thin bacon. I used thick and had to cook it longer, plus thinner bacon would be crispier. Thanks for posting! Will be making this again Sunday afternoon for a party. :)
This is an excellent, simple recipe. I omitted the cheddar cheese, as I am a popper purist. That said, I had never made poppers myself, and am a pepper virgin. I knew not to get the pepper juice near my eyes, yet did not know that if absentmindedly wiped along the upper lip, it burns like nobody's business! Thirty minutes later, my face is still all red (not sure how much is embarrassment, versus actual pepper carnage) but I got those suckers wrapped in the bacon and neatly toothpicked, the oven is preheating and I am excitedly awaiting my treat!
I tried these on a group of 20 people as a test for a larger party, and they were the favorite recipe of the 9 things I served. They really are good, and the bacon-lovers in the crowd were blown away! I did have to raise the oven to 475 to get the bacon crisp enough. Next time I'll either precook the bacon a little or start them out at the higher temperature. Thanks for a recipe that is wonderful, easy and different. March, 2010: I served these for the third time and they are consistently a hit. Precooking the bacon about halfway really is essential. They can be made at least one day in advance and held in the fridge, which I consider a big plus. If anyone is afraid the peppers will be too spicy, fear not. The cream cheese seems to calm the peppers and even people who don't care much for spicy foods often like these! KK
This is a very easy recipe that presents well and has everyone raving. I found the smaller peppers (no more than a 1/2 inch to 5/8 inch in diameter) stay wrapped by the bacon better while cooking. Don't know if it's just my oven but found I had to put the broiler on for a couple minutes after the 15 minutes of cooking to crispy up the bacon. Update Oct 2009: I've been making these regularly since discovering this recipe. Just wanted to share that now I usually omit the cheddar cheese and just add a 1/2 to 1 tsp of garlic salt to the creamcheese. Still a party favourite!
It take longer to make them than it does eat them, not fair!
These are my favorite to put on the grill!!! In fact I make them everytime we grill. I also add a little garlic salt in the cream cheese mixture. Sometimes I get a little devious and leave some seeds in the peppers. This recipe is the best thing since kool aid!!
Yum! These are so good. My grandson loves to make these for us to snack on. Thanks for sharing this nice keeper. Made for Name That Ingredient Tag.
used pineapple cream cheese and 2 tbl of red pepper jelly mixed w/ cream cheese and they were outstanding. Microwaved bacon 70 sec prior to putting in oven.
LOVE THESE!!! I made this as written the first time and the next time instead of bacon I used sliced deli ham and left out the cheddar and they were just wonderful that way too! Thanks from this low carber:)