Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Stuffed Jalapenos Recipe

This recipe takes a little bit of time but oh my is it worth it if you are a fan of spicy foods. I've made it many times and brought it to parties (to lower the spice factor, get all the seeds out! And do wear gloves!).

This one is also from PRETTY BAD, from Chapter Two.

Jack’s The-Diva’s-Got-Attitude Stuffed Jalapenos
1 pound bulk pork sausage
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
24 large jalapeno peppers

That woman has only been on your property for five minutes and already she’s upped the heat factor a hundred times. The solution? Give back as good as you’re getting.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Trust me, you can operate an oven. Kitchen appliances aren’t as hard as they look. Yeah, that’s it, just turn the knob till you’re looking at 4-2-5. Think of it as revving an engine to a certain RPM.

Cook the sausage in a skillet over medium heat, then drain. No whining allowed. We’re men. We can cook some sausage and shove it in a jalapeno, for God’s sake. Mix with the cream cheese and set aside. Meanwhile, put on some plastic gloves (hey, we’re men, but we aren’t nuts enough to handle hot peppers with our bare hands). Halve the jalapenos and remove the seeds. When you’re done, spoon about a tablespoon of the sausage mixture into each jalapeno half.

Place in a baking dish and bake, uncovered (meaning, with the top down, for all you men who speak car, not oven), for about 15-20 minutes, till the inside is as hot as the pepper.

When she makes you boil, pop one of these spicy snacks in your mouth—so you don’t say something you’ll regret later. And if you want to tone things down a notch, dip these hot puppies into some Ranch or blue cheese dressing.But watch out—for the woman, not the jalapenos. It’s the spice you don’t see that can be the most dangerous.



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