Make your next party sizzle with an appetizer that brings the heat.
Ham Stuffed Jalapenos
- 20 large fresh jalapenos
- 2 – 8 oz. packages cream cheese, not softened
- 1 Frick’s boneless or bone-in ham steak cut into 1/4″ strips about 3″ in length (Or the length of the pepper)
- 1-1/2 lb. sliced bacon
Heat oven to 425°F. Remove stem from peppers, slit the length of the pepper on one side only. Remove stems and veins. Slice cream cheese into 10 even size pieces and place one into each jalapeno. Insert 1-2 ham strips into jalapeno depending on the size of the pepper. Wrap each pepper with 1 slice of bacon and secure with a tooth pick. Place stuffed jalapenos into a saucepan and cook over medium high heat, turning occasionally until the bacon crisps, approximately 5 minutes. Remove jalapenos from skillet and place in oven safe dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the bacon is cooked through and the jalapenos are softened.