Stuffed Jalapenos (Jalapenos Rellenos)
1/2 lb. bulk sausage.
4 slices thick-cut bacon, cut in half width wise (if desired)
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 clove garlic, minced
7 to 8 jalapenos, split in half and seeded
1. Brown sausage in a skillet until no longer pink. Get the bacon going in another skillet. Cook until lightly crisp (not fully cooked). Drain sausage and bacon on paper towels. Let cool slightly.
2. Preheat broiler. Mix cream cheese, cheddar cheese and garlic. Add cooled sausage and combine. Stuff the cream cheese mixture into the jalapeno halves using a teaspoon. I over-stuffed them, so you might be able to do more jalapenos for this recipe based on the size of the jalapenos. Wrap the bacon strips around the stuffed jalapenos and secure with a toothpick
3. Place the jalapenos under the broiler for 3 to 4 minutes. Keep your eye on them so they don't get too brown.
These are great for appetizers! Enjoy!