Cajun Jalapenos

Warning this is not a paleo recipe. It’s not even considered healthy by more conventional diets. It is however amazingly tasty.

We were invited over to watch a fight not too long ago. I didn’t think I liked fighting sports until recently. I went just to socialize with other adults. I ended up glued to the matches and cheering the fighters on. This time I know what to expect; something gory, something violent, and something entertaining. I wanted to bring an appetizer and thought these would be perfect. My friend Lucy gave me the idea for them because she recently made sausage stuffed jalapenos wrapped in bacon. T and I wanted to find a way to take this to the next level. Hence this creation:

Cajun Jalapenos

2 links of boudin (if you can’t get boudin locally use ground sausage)

2 packages of cream cheese

4 diced cloves of garlic

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp red pepper

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp of black pepper

Few dashes of Slap ya Mama (or similar Cajun seasoning)

18 jalapenos sliced lengthwise and seeded

2 packages of cheap bacon sliced in half (the cheap stuff wraps up better)

Mix up first eight ingredients. Check mix and adjust spices accordingly. This recipe was a little more on the spicy side. If you are using ground sausage you don’t cook it first. Our boudin was already cooked but it’s not necessary.

Fill a large freezer bag with the mixture.

Cut one corner of the bag. Squeeze the mixture on to all 36 jalapenos.

I tried scooping it with a spoon. It was getting very messy and time consuming. The bag was much easier. We had extra mix leftover so we could have gone with a few more jalapenos. Instead, we plan on putting it on our eggs tomorrow because we ran out of peppers.

If you have a handsome kitchen helper like I did you can pipe the mix on the peppers and the helper can wrap the bacon around the filled pepper. When you wrap be sure to tuck ends under the pepper. Place the peppers on a baking rack in a deeper cookie sheet to collect the drippings. If you don’t have a rack you can put them in a baking dish, they will just be a little oilier.

While the bacon cooks it shrinks. I forgot about this so the filling squished out a little bit. Once it was cool though, it stayed together. These were spicy and tasty a perfect appetizer to watch the fighting.

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