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Desert Pepper Jalapeño Poppers

Add an extra kick to your next batch of Jalapeño Poppers with a little help from our Desert Pepper Tequila Blend. Filled with cream cheese, cilantro, lime, cheddar jack cheese, and our tequila-infused jalapeno seasoning, the poppers are wrapped and bacon and grilled until crispy, golden and melty. 

Desert Pepper Jalapeño Poppers

Difficulty: Moderate
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Serves: 8-12

Ingredients:

10-12  Jalapeño Peppers
8 oz.  Cream Cheese
1 T Mayonnaise
1 T  Sour Cream

Scallions, minced

1 T  Cilantro, chopped
2 tsp Desert Pepper Tequila Blend
1/2  Lime, zest
1 cup  Cheddar Jack, shredded
1 lb.  Bacon
Dip
3 T Mayonnaise
2 T Sour Cream
1 T  Cilantro, chopped
Scallion, chopped
1/2 tsp Desert Pepper Tequila Blend
1/2  Lime, juiced

 

Instructions:

  1. Cut the stem off each jalapeño, then halve lengthwise. Using a paring knife or small spoon to scrape out the seeds and membrane. Place on a sheet tray.  

  2. In a mixing bowl combine cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, scallions, cilantro, Desert Pepper, lime zest, and shredded cheese. Stuff the mixture into the jalapeño halves.

  3. Wrap each jalapeño with bacon. Secure with toothpicks, if needed, then season with additional Desert Pepper.

  4. Preheat the grill to 400° F.

  5. Place a mesh grate on the grill and transfer jalapeños to it. Cover grill and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, until bacon begins to crisp.

  6. Meanwhile, prepare the dip: whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, cilantro, scallions, Desert Pepper, and lime juice. Refrigerate until poppers are ready to serve.

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