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Stuffed Jalapeno Firecrackers


"This recipe came about after years of competition with family and friends over the perfect stuffed jalapeno. Bring your tissues because these are HOT! Goes well with Summer Beer I from this site."
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35 m servings 179 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (24 stuffed jalapenos)


  • Calories:
  • 179 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.2g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 7.5 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 420 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.
  2. Fill the jalapeno peppers with cream cheese. Sprinkle the Cajun seasoning on top, then wrap each stuffed jalapeno with a slice of bacon. Secure with a toothpick. Arrange the wrapped jalapeno peppers in a single layer, face down on a broiler rack.
  3. Broil in the preheated oven until the bacon becomes crisp, 8 to 15 minutes on each side.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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I've made these for years. Everytime I make them they are the first app to go. I haven't tried with the cajun seasoning but will next time. One thing to add is finely shredded sharp cheddar c...

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I also have made these for years. The only thing that I do differently is I leave the pepper whole and before I put the cream cheese filling in the pepper, I squeeze into the tip of the pepper ...

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I've made these for years. Everytime I make them they are the first app to go. I haven't tried with the cajun seasoning but will next time. One thing to add is finely shredded sharp cheddar c...

Fantastic twist to the usual jalapeno popper. After reading reviews I pulled it off like this: Did all the recommended prep plus baked the jalapenos for 15 minutes at 350 to lessen the heat. Le...

These are fantastic!! I also added some chopped pineapple and garlic powder to the cream cheese. Everyone loved them! Also added a sprinkle of brown sugar over the bacon for extra yum. Just ...

Here in Texas it seems every store has the jalapeno bacon. If you cannot find it at your local grocer you can purchase the bacon online

I made these not too long ago only didn't use jalapeno bacon (I've never seen this) and mixed Harry and David's Pepper and Onion Relish with the cream cheese....The little bit of *sweet* is GREA...

OK, rule of thumb, the smaller the Jalapeno, the hotter it is. Use gloves to seed the peppers, else you get the oils on your hands and hurt for some time. I cut strips of bacon in half before wr...

Super yummy and easy. For a lil' smoked flavor just broil them till bacon is getting cooked n then throw them on the gril for the last 5-8 minutes. It gives them a savory grilled flavor and is e...

My family loves this. I find is faster to just lay and push the bacon into the cream cheese a little to make it stick on top, that way the bacon is crisp all over. A little chopped mango or p...

These are wonderful! I made a double batch for a party last night and they were a huge hit! I could not find jalapeno bacon so I used pepper bacon instead and I made half of them using pineapple...