As promised, I bring to you another "hot" game day appetizer. This fabulous dish is what I consider to be a bit labor intensive, but all is worth it! Once you get past the de-seeding process, you are good to go. Not much needed to be done to stuff this pepper with leaned-out goodness. Check out how to make some healthier Bacon-Wrapped Jalapenos of your own.
BACON-WRAPPED STUFFED JALAPENOS
Makes 16 Servings
16 fresh jalapeno peppers
3/4 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
1/2 cup 2% shredded Cheddar cheese
1/3 cup Reduced-Fat cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon chili powder
8 slices Reduced-Fat bacon (center cut), cut in half
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
If you are one to dip, these go nicely with a little bit of light ranch. Overall, these are a healthy snack full of veggies, beans, low-fat dairy and lean protein. That covers just about all the food groups, making this a well-rounded appetizer. ENJOY!
**These can be prepared a day before and kept covered in the refrigerator until ready to bake.
The original recipe can be found on page 56 of the January/February 2010 issue of Cooking with Paula Deen magazine.