Is there an appetizer you love to get when you go out to eat?
I have quite a few, you know the things you eat too much of and then don’t want your dinner? One that’s on my list?
Jalapeno Poppers. Yummo!!
I also love to make these on the grill in the summer. Anytime you combine cheese, bacon & a little spice you have a winner.
So I decided that there had to be someway to make Jalapeno Poppers and call them dinner. And this my friends is it.
These are super easy, super delicious, and satisfy any popper craving!
Here’s what you’ll need. (for 5-7 sandwiches)
-Sourdough bread (or other sturdy bread of your choice) sliced
– 1 pkg (1lb) Bacon
-1 brick Cream Cheese (softened)
-2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
– Jalapenos 1-3 (depending on how spicy you want them) diced
-Butter for grilling.
First get your bacon cooking ( try baking it!)
Next butter your bread on one side. I take the two pieces I’m using for each sandwich and butter them then keep the buttered sides together while I’m working on everything else.
While your bacon is cooking dice up your jalapenos. How many you use is entirely up to you. Mine were spicy little suckers so I only used one. It made for a nice mild flavor. If you like spicier add more jalapenos. Once they’re diced up throw them in a bowl.
Now take your cream cheese and chop it into cubes (this makes stirring easier) and add to the bowl. Throw in your shredded cheese.
Stir it all up. You get kind of a cheese ball effect, just make sure everything is nice and evenly distributed.
Now spread the cheese mixture onto your bread (the word spread is used lightly here, it is more like spackling, it’s thick, so glob it on and smear it around.) You only need it one one slice for each sandwich.
Now top the cheese mixture with 2 or 3 slices of bacon, and put your second piece of bread on top.
Now grill ’em up. I used our grill/panini press. You can do them in a skillet, grill pan, or sandwich maker.
Enjoy the cheesy, bacony goodness!!
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