Baked (Not Fried) Jalapeno Poppers

Do you enjoy jalapenos? I do. I enjoy jalapenos in their natural state to simply add some flavor to my food and I enjoy them for folk medicinal purposes.

If you are like me and have similar tastes when it comes to adding peppers for the sake of flavor and folk medicinal remedy benefits — you will want to know how to incorporate jalapenos in a creative, yet beneficial (and tasty) way.

But first, here is brief run down on the jalapeno pepper:

Jalapeno peppers origin is in the country of Mexico. The rib of the contain capsaicin (which gives the pepper its heat) and seeds of the pepper provide some of the heat since it is coated with the capsaicin.

In folk medicine the capsaicin in the jalapeno peppers are used as a way to clear congestion, improve the immune system response to certain infections and to decrease joint pain because it is a natural anti-inflammatory. Jalapenos also contain high amounts of Vitamins A & C which are needed in the body to promote healthy skin, hair, nails and an healthier immune system. The jalapeno pepper also contains antibacterial properties which stave off harmful germs, since those little boogers can’t take the heat. 😉

Instead of just eating raw peppers you can be ingenuitive and use this pepper in your daily diet to reap some of the benefits. For example:

Baked jalapeno poppers.

First…

Cut the stems off of your jalapeno(s) and take out the seeds, unless you like your peppers super hot.
Add your cheese. I used shredded parmesan cheese as the base.
Next, add a small strips of baked bacon (1/2 in length).
Baked bacon removes more grease than frying and it caters more to the theme of “baked, not fried, jalapeno poppers”. 😉
Then top the jalapeno(s) off with some more cheese (I used shredded cheddar cheese).

And… they are ready for the oven!
Set your oven temperature for 375 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.
And enjoy!

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