Jalapeno poppers are one my favorite appetizers. Always cheesy and usually deep fried or wrapped in bacon, it doesn’t get much better than that. And what better holiday to offer up some of these deliciously spicy treats than Cinco de Mayo coming up this weekend? I tried out a batch in my rice cooker thinking the steam would work to soften the raw jalapeno and bring all that melty, creamy cheese together in the filling. As you can see in the photo, my predictions were correct… no crispy coating or topping necessary. These things are good, easy and cheesy… I think I’ve mentioned cheesy enough here, haven’t I? So whether your hitting up a fiesta or keeping things low key at home this weekend, you won’t be disappointed by this uber simple and very tasty appetizer to start off your meal.
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
4 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
Remove stems and slice each jalapeno in half lengthwise. Remove all seeds and any veins.
Combine both cheeses and the bacon until incorporated.
Line your Steam Tray with foil, leaving enough excess to wrap the poppers completely.
Fill each jalapeno half with the cheese mixture and place in your Steam Tray.
Seal foil and set to Steam for 20 minutes.
Remove from cooker, let set for 4-5 minutes and enjoy!
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