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Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno and Bell Pepper Poppers

Ingredients

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, halved and seeded
  • 2 mini red bell peppers, halved and seeded
  • 1 mini orange red bell pepper, halved and seeded
  • 1/3 cup sharp cheddar Pub Cheese spread
  • 4 slices Applewood smoked bacon, halved lengthwise and trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 teaspoon thinly sliced chives
  • Ranch or buttermilk dressing, for dipping
  • 8 toothpicks

Steps

  1. Preheat the Smart Fryer to 290 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  2. Spread 1 tablespoon of the pub cheese into the cavity of each pepper. Wrap each cheese-filled pepper with bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place 4 peppers into the basket. Cook for 10 minutes at 290 degrees F. Increase the heat to 330 degrees F and cook for 3 more minutes.
  3. Using tongs, carefully remove the poppers and allow to cool slightly.
  4. Bake the remaining 4 peppers.
  5. Remove the toothpicks. Garnish with chives and serve with dipping sauce.