Easy Jalapeno Poppers with Rice and Bacon

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Enjoy jalapeno poppers, but wondering how to tame the heat? Rice and dairy cool the flames, while bacon keeps it flavorful.

I love, love, LOVE jalapeno poppers. But, sometimes they can be so flaming hot that it can give me a tummy ache if I eat too many. Recently, I decided to experiment and see if I could create a popper that was packed with flavor but didn’t punch me too hard in the gut.

I knew dairy would soften the blow as would brown rice. So I played around and came up with these delicious bites filled with rice, two cheeses, bacon, and cilantro. Yum! You’re going to love these for your next game day or other family get-together.

Huddle to Fight Hunger

Recently, Kraft invited me to join their Huddle to Fight Hunger team. Over the next month, I’ll be sharing a variety of tailgate recipes (which can definitely double for holiday parties) featuring certain Kraft brands. Kraft will be donating 1000 meals to local food banks (up to 4000) for each recipe I share. So excited to be able to partner with them in this way!

You can hop over to Kraft’s facebook page for more details. For each “like” they receive is another meal for someone less fortunate. And you can specify that your free meal go to your local community. You’ll also have the opportunity to earn more meals to be given away by playing their facebook trivia game.

What’s YOUR favorite game day snack?

Disclosure: Kraft Foods has provided me with a gift card to offset ingredient expenses; however, all opinions expressed here are my own.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe great meals don't have to be complicated or expensive. There's a better way, and it won't take all afternoon.

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  1. I love poppers too. I’ll have to give these a try. They look great!

  2. Aleisha says:

    I’ll be baking sugar cookies to decorate, gingerbread, pretzel treats, and who know what else!

  3. RLR says:

    Oooh – poppers are my favorite! Definitely going to give these a try!

  4. I am a doula and recently someone said they had a friend who ate like 14 poppers and went into labor. She tried it, but she did not go into labor!! But she enjoyed them!!! I will never look at them quite the same!
    I love them and actually recently was planning on making some! I will have to try these!

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