|Meat & Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos
about 12 small jalapenos
4 oz ground pork, beef or bison
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 medium onion, 3/4 inch slivers
12 oz shredded cheese; Jack, Cheddar or a combination
6 slices Tony’s Peppered Bacon, or as needed
Cut the top of the jalapeno 3/4 of the way off and slit half way to the tip, carefully cutting out the seeds and veins with small scissors or a sharp paring knife. Blanch prepared jalapenos in boiling water for 60 seconds. Cool. If you like yours extra hot, do not blanch.
Sauté the ground beef in olive oil to brown lightly, add onions and cook to soften, remove, drain and cool. Blend with grated cheese and stuff into prepared jalapenos. Wrap each with enough bacon to wrap around 1.5 times and pin securely with a toothpick. Can be held until ready to cook.
Grill over direct medium heat until the bacon is browned and the jalapeno heated through. – Chef Mick, Tony’s Market