Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

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Calories: 254, Total Fat: 21.5g, Carbs: 7.8g, Net Carbs: 4.2g, Fiber: 3.6g, Protein: 9.8g, Prep time: 10 minutes, Cook time 15 Minutes, Total Time: 25 Minutes. Serving size 6 Poppers.

Ingredients:

  • 6 jalapeno Peppers
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 F
  2. Wash the jalapenos and cut off the tops. Using a small knife, cut the Jalapenos top to bottom without cutting through to the other side. Gently open the peppers and remove the seeds and veins. Set the peppers aside.
  3. In a small bowl, add the minced garlic, cream cheese, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine.
  4. Stuff the jalapenos with the Monterey Jack cheese so they are full but will still close.
  5. With a small spoon or knife, spread an equal amount of cream cheese inside each pepper, over the cheese. Close the peppers.
  6. Wrap the peppers with a slice of bacon and place on an oiled cookie sheet.
  7. Drizzle the peppers with olive oil.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes, or until bacon is crispy.

*Make sure you wear protective gloves when handling the peppers and do not touch your face.