Well I know this post is LONG over due! Be kind to me all... Sometimes life just gets to be soooo over whelming and finding the time to blog is hard. Not to mention having the cord to my camera being lost for about 6 months... SO I took these pics with my phone so bare with me on the quality! I know that summer is coming to an end but fall is still a great time to BBQ and this is a wonderful starter item that can easily be done on the grill or in the oven!!
Jason and I are just addicted to these starters that sometimes this what we have for the whole meal because we fill up on these babies!
Cream cheese (not the whipped kind... trust me that stuff just bakes right out and disapears)
So the first step is the most work and the worst! I do not know if it is the oil from the peppers or what but when I cut these open I gag my throat burns my skin burns and itches everywhere it is like an alergic reaction. I mean it could be... who knows... so back the my point! The first step is to cut the pepper open and gut them ( take out allt he seeds) Now I have tried this numerous ways but I think doing a half pepper works the best. So as you can see in the pic below I have gutted the pepper and filled the half pepper with cream cheese and am now preparing to wrap it in bacon!
Again as I said please forgive the quality! I do have the camera cord (it's some where around here....right?) so these pictures were taken a little while ago so yes they are grainy and bad lol
next step is to place a toothpick in the pepper to hold the bacon in place so that when the pepper cooks the bacon holds the lovely cheese filling in.
I decided to bake these. I placed a cookie sheet down then wrapped it in foil. I then placed a rack that you use to cool cookies on and put the peppers on the rack... this way while they cook the fat that drains off will go below and peppers will not sit in it. When they are done you just let the grease cool on the foil, take the foil off and throw it out! It makes clean up a breeze!
I also decided to bake because you get much more even cooking. With the grill you have to have a lot of time to watch so that the bacon does not start to burn or cook faster then pepper is cooking. If the pepper is not cooked enough it does not get soft and it can be sooo spicy that sme people can't handle eating it. Once the bacon is done and going to have a crispyness to it take them out and serve!! The hardest part is going to be waiting for these to cool long enough before you start to eat them!! Trust me it is worth the waiting cause burning your tounge is the pitts!
Ta Da!! There they are... with the big bowl of pineapple we were eating as well in the background! So I have missed you all (I mean I hope I still have readers....YIKES)
I hope everyone is doing well and with fall around the corner it is the prefect time to bake! SO be prepared for all the sweet treats to come.