Colorado Jalapeño Rockets

It was twenty eight years ago when I made my move to Colorado. A southern girl, military brat, world traveler had finally come home . It was here in the beautiful, majestic southwest that I enjoyed my first taste of green chili, pozole and my favorite jalapeno poppers. They were the traditional cream cheese stuffed, bacon wrapped poppers that everyone was serving at parties, football games, etc. I’ve since tried different versions of the popular appetizer such as cheddar cheese filled battered and fried, ranch seasoned cream cheese, even whole corn added to the mix, but none were as good as the original. That was until I tried these delicious morsels, I’ll always love the original but these have become my second favorite.

colorado-jalapeno-rockets  Chef Jason K. Morse, C.E.C., Executive Chef, 5280 Culinary, LLC

  • 20 Jalapeños
  • 1 lb. Ground Pork
  • 8 strips Applewood Bacon, diced
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Gouda Cheese
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
  • 3 tbsp. Pork Seasoning

Heat a large sauté pan. While pan is heating, mix the ground pork, diced bacon and pork seasoning. Cook the pork mixture in the sauté pan until fully cooked and adjust seasoning if needed. Cool the cooked pork mixture, and place into a large mixing bowl. Add the shredded cheeses and softened cream cheese then mix well to combine the cheese and sausage. Using a corer, remove the core and seeds from each jalapeño.  Make small balls of the filling and stuff each jalapeño until full. Cook jalapeños on a gas or charcoal grill on high heat until peppers become soft and the cheese starts to brown. Serve with jalapeño jelly for a sweet heat finish. Recipe courtesy of coloradoagriculture.com

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