Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

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  • PREP TIME
    15 Min
  • COOK TIME
    25 Min
  • SERVINGS
    8

When I heard it was National Hot & Spicy Food Day August 19th, it made me think what foods do I consider spicy? I couldn’t think of anything off the top of my head that really burns my mouth and makes me reach for the first drink I could pour down my throat. This thought kinda scared me, thinking have my taste buds become so accustomed to spice that I don’t even really consider food that hot anymore, and in turn just think of those dishes as tasty? Then I thought there is no way this could be true. I thought about steak picado, chile verde, chile rellenos, and still I didn’t imagine myself fanning my tongue with little sips of air being pulled between my teeth. What was it last that really burned me good? That type of spicy food that I couldn’t get enough of even though the heat was on?

Then I remembered…Jalapeno poppers. Oh yes, those little devils are certainly spicy and always leave me with a happy chile burn. I especially like when you get closer to the top of the chile where the stem is, because that is where the hottest bite lives. It’s a magical experience to have both the spicy of the chile and the creaminess of the cheese. A pair I live to eat.

Jalapeno poppers are definitely a treat, and I enjoy making them when guests are coming over, or I have a late night of working, or for family movie night. I believe the real magic to the jalapeno popper is Cacique® queso. I like to make mine double spicy by stuffing them with Quesadilla Jalapeno! Oh yes, then I wrap a layer of bacon around the whole thing and I know that nirvana will soon be on it’s way.

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