Take this classic treat up a notch by adding crispy bacon and a zesty taco filling. We'll walk you through the steps to create these mouthwatering bacon-wrapped, taco-stuffed jalapeño poppers that’ll have your guests coming back for more.
For the Jalapeño Poppers:
- 12 fresh jalapeño peppers
- 12 slices of bacon
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and black pepper to taste
For the Taco Filling:
- 1/2 pound ground beef
- 1/2 packet of taco seasoning mix
- 1/4 cup diced onion
- 1/4 cup diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup diced bell peppers
1. Prepare the Jalapeño Peppers
- Wash and dry the jalapeño peppers.
- Slice each jalapeño in half lengthwise, and remove the seeds and membranes. You can wear disposable gloves to protect your hands from the spicy oils.
2. Make the Taco Filling
- In a skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until browned and cooked through.
- Stir in the taco seasoning mix and prepare according to the package instructions.
- Add diced onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers to the taco meat. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to heat through.
- Remove from heat and set the taco filling aside.
3. Prepare the Cream Cheese Mixture
- In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, ground cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix until well combined.
4. Assemble the Jalapeño Poppers
- Take a jalapeño half and fill it with the cream cheese mixture, then top it with a spoonful of the taco filling.
5. Wrap with Bacon
- Wrap each stuffed jalapeño half with a slice of bacon, securing it with toothpicks if needed.
6. Cook the Jalapeño Poppers
- Bake the jalapeño poppers for approximately 20-25 minutes at 375°F (190°C), or until the bacon is crispy and the peppers are tender.
7. Serve and Enjoy
- Carefully remove the toothpicks, and serve your delicious bacon-wrapped, taco-stuffed jalapeño poppers while they’re still hot!
It’s that easy! These are perfect for parties, game days, or any occasion where you want to impress with a delicious, homemade appetizer. They’ll be the talk of the party – so be prepared for everyone to ask for recipe! At Market House, we’re dedicated to providing high-quality ingredients that take every meal to the next level; if you enjoyed this recipe, you’ll love our top-notch beef, pork, and seafood selections! Enjoy!