Sunday, June 12, 2011

Pulled Pork Jalapeno Poppers

I wanted to highlight one of my favorite applications for my Low Fat Crockpot Chipotle Pulled Pork that I posted below. Pulled Pork Jalapeno Poppers! Need I say more? The best thing is, the poppers are baked, not fried, so they are, like the pulled pork itself, relatively healthy.

This is really a non-recipe. You can make as much or as little as you want. You can also use this same technique to make other kinds of jalapeno poppers: bacon and cheese poppers or cheese and mushroom poppers. Just to give you a sense of the proportions, I used:

12 fresh jalapenos

1 cup pulled pork
6 oz shredded low fat cheddar or jack cheese, a handful reserved

Preheat oven to 400. Slice jalapenos in half and scoop out the seeds and ribs with a spoon. You should be left with little hollow jalapeno "boats". Put the jalapenos in a large pan in the oven for 10 minutes to parcook. Meanwhile, stir together the pork and most of the shredded cheese. After 10 minutes, remove the jalapenos from the oven and stuff them with the pork mixture. Top each with a little extra cheese. Return to the oven for 10 more minutes, until filling is heated through and bubbly. Makes 24 poppers. Try serving with sour cream, ranch, or blue cheese dressing.

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