Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
08.29.2023 Apps & Sides, Gourmet
Take a jalapeno, fill it with a smoky cream cheese mixture and a cocktail sausage and wrap it up in a sweet and hot rubbed bacon piece. These bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers are easy to assemble, yet a flavor-packed appetizer fit for football kings and queens.
- 6 jalapeno peppers fresh
- 6 slices bacon
- 12 pieces cocktail sausages
- 1 8 ounce cream cheese block
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper divided
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 8 ounce barbecue sauce
- 1 tbsp concentrated pomegranate juice can substitute other juice flavors
Preheat oven to 300°.
Cut jalapenos in half lengthwise leaving the stems intact.6 jalapeno peppers
Combine the cream cheese, paprika and 1/2 of the cayenne pepper.1 8 ounce cream cheese block, 1 tsp smoked paprika, 1 tsp cayenne pepper
Spread the cream cheese mixture into each of the jalapeno boats filling just over the top of the pepper.
Top each with a little smoky link pushing it in slightly to hold it in place.12 pieces cocktail sausages
Mix the remaining cayenne pepper and brown sugar. Rub evenly into each bacon slice on both sides.1 tbsp brown sugar
Cut each slice of bacon in half. Wrap 1 piece around each stuffed pepper and secure with a toothpick.6 slices bacon
Place on a well-seasoned pan and bake for 45 minutes turning the pan 1/2 way through to ensure even cooking. See cooking note*
Combine the barbecue sauce and the juice. Serve alongside the bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers.8 ounce barbecue sauce, 1 tbsp concentrated pomegranate juice