Bacon jalapeno poppers are crispy golden and crunchy on the outside and stuffed with cheesy goodness and loaded with bacon and cheese on the inside!

Bacon  Jalapeno Poppers




– 12 jalapeno peppers – 6 strips bacon baked at 400 for 10 minutes, finely chopped after baking – 8 oz cream cheese – 6 oz sharp Cheddar cheese finely cubed – 1 cup milk – 1 cup all purpose flour – 1 teaspoon sea salt or to taste – 1/4 teaspoon white pepper – 1/4 teaspoon paprika – 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder – 1 cup breadcrumbs more if needed – avocado oil for frying

12 servings

40 mins

Step 1

Using gloves, slice jalapeños in half lengthwise. Using a spoon scrape out the seeds inside of the peppers. Rinse in a cold water.

Step 2

Inside the bowl, combine bacon pieces, cream cheese and cheddar cheese until well blended.

Step 3

Using a spoon fill each pepper half with the cheese mixture. Using a bowl combine flour, salt, pepper, paprika, chili powder, and garlic powder, give it a good stir. Pour milk into a bowl.

Step 4

Dip jalapeno into the flour mixture, then milk, and then back into the flour mixture. Place jalapeño pepper on a baking sheet with a rack. Let rest for about 10-15 minutes. This step is very important.

Step 5

Add breadcrumbs into a bowl. Dip floured jalapeno peppers into the milk and then into the bread crumbs. Place peppers back on the rack and let them rest for few more minutes.

Step 6

Heat oil to 350 degrees.  Dip jalapeños into the milk and the bread crumbs for one last time, let rest for 5 minutes before frying. Working in batches, fry peppers until golden brown color, about 3-4 minutes.

Step 7

Transfer onto a plate lined with paper towel. Enjoy!