Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Jalapeno Popper Hot Dogs

Amp up ordinary hot dogs with jalapeno popper ingredients for a cheesy, spicy meal!

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I have had this recipe saved for entirely too long. Last year, I got a salsa kit for my Aerogarden. Unfortunately, my cherry tomatoes never sprouted (probably due to Mason taking them out and tossing them too many times), but my jalapenos flourished. I started two more plants from seeds, but they didn't grow as quickly - probably due to lack of light from my light being so far up because of the large plant. That one large jalapeno plant, however, produced enough jalapenos to feed a small army.

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And oh my gosh! They were so spicy. We're pretty accustomed to spicy food in our house. I don't have as much of a tolerance as my husband, but I can still handle a little bit of heat. I don't know what it was about these jalapenos but man...they were spicier than some of the habaneros we buy at the store. Nick agreed. They were awesome in this recipe and were balanced out beautifully by the cream cheese without taking away all the heat. It's a fairly easy recipe and definitely a great way to amp up a regular ole hot dog.

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What you need:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • Bacon bits
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • Cilantro for garnish
  1. Place 1/2 cup water in a large skillet. Add hot dogs and cook over medium-high heat until the water evaporates.
  2. Add 2 Tbsp. butter and cook hot dogs for for 5 to 6 minutes, browning on all sides.
  3. Meanwhile, stir together cream cheese, 1 Tbsp. minced jalapeno, 3 Tbsp. crumbled bacon, and 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese in a medium bowl. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Spread 1 to 2 Tbsp. cream cheese mixture onto each hot dog bun.
  5. Top with a hot dog then sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  6. Place on a foil lined baking sheet and broil for about 30 seconds or until cheese melts.
  7. Garnish with cilantro, if desired, and serve.
    Recipe from Our Life Tastes Good

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    If you have a little more time to spare, these Pretzel Hot Dogs are extraordinarily delicious. My kids love that they taste like Auntie Anne's pretzels but also have a hot dog in them! Another hot dog recipe with a kick is this Bourbon Onion Bacon Hot Dog recipe from Grumpy's Honeybunch.


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