I love bacon!

14 Nov

Yesterday I woke up with a very strong craving for bacon! I hightailed it over to the natural grocers to stock up on Applegate Farms bacon, the absolute best nitrate, gluten, casein free, uncured piece of meat you’ll ever put in your mouth. To top if off, I got to see the beautiful, intelligent, super awesome Holly Basey who was hanging around the store.  When I got home I was fully intent on just cooking and eating a bunch of of bacon, a la carte. Don’t judge, my love affair with bacon should be obvious by now. I realized I had some jalapenos that were a few days old and needed to be used and some cream cheese, so I decided to whip these babies up.

You will need:

4 medium sized jalapenos

2 oz cream cheese

2-4 T. green onions, depending on how much you love them, for me it’s a ton

8 slices of bacon, the good kind

First, cut the stems off your jalapenos and cut them lengthwise. De-vein and de-seed them. I will suggest using gloves here but I usually don’t. I use a spoon  to get the guts out and wash my hands well immediately. If you’re going to make any more than this though, please use gloves. Jalapeno hands is a real thing and it’s VERY painful, trust me, you don’t want to mess around with it.

Turn your broiler on high. Place the jalapeno halves, face down on a cookie sheet and place under broiler for 1 to 3 minutes. the top will start to brown. You just want to soften them up a bit. Take them out of the oven, and off cookie sheet to cool.  While the jalapenos are cooling grab some green onions and about 2 oz of cream cheese. Mix together and stuff each jalapeno half with some of your mixture.

Now comes the fun part. Wrap each one with a slice of bacon.

Place them back under the broiler for about 3 minutes, leave the oven door cracked open. The ones in the back get a little more done so to get them to cook evenly after 3 minutes turn the cookie sheet around. Cook for another 3 minutes. Shut the oven door and turn the broiler off. Leave them in the oven for about 3 more minutes. Take them out and let cool. I use tongs and place on a paper towel so some of the grease gets soaked up.

Get in my belly!

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6 Responses to “I love bacon!”

  1. Primal Smoke November 14, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

    While those do look fantastic, I have to make a case against your bacon. We smoke our own bacon made from organic pasture raised pork belly, and you should come over and try some before you go dubbing anything store bought as the abolute best! We can have a bacon-tasting. 🙂

    • jessicasdoor November 15, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

      I concede your point. I amend my previous statement to “best you can buy in the store.” I have only recently discovered the paleo/primal lifestyle and have embarked on the journey to change my lifestyle. I’m not even close to being to the level I aspire. I do one day plan to buy organic pasture raised meat from a farm or maybe even raise my own. Having noticed the extreme taste difference between The Applegate farms and the bacon I used to buy in Walmart packed with nitrates and sugar and lord knows what else, I am excited to try something like what you make. If I was closer to Virginia I would definitely be knocking on your door!

      • Primal Smoke November 16, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

        Haha. Buying it from a farm is great, you just need a lot of storage space. Our guest room has a huge chest freezer in it to accomodate bulk farm purchases. Perhaps it is a good thing, it will keep guests from staying too long 🙂

  2. Lisa Sharp January 22, 2013 at 3:20 am #

    Applegate Farms has the best bacon! I’m very picky about the animal products I use and I can’t find local nitrate-free bacon so glad that Applegate has high standards for how the animals are raised and what is used in their products!

    I love using bacon grease to pop popcorn in so I won’t judge. 😉

  3. Deanna West Piercy January 31, 2013 at 4:05 am #

    These look wonderful. I happen to have a couple of jalapenos, cream cheese and green onions. I think I might even still have a package of Applegate Farms bacon buried in the freezer. This just might be the incentive I need to organize the freezer.

    • jessicasdoor February 1, 2013 at 7:33 am #

      Please let me know how they turn out and how much you love them!

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