Paleo Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers | Fresh Planet Flavor

I wouldn’t especially call this a recipe. In fact, I intended to only share it on my Instagram (my favorite social media platform by far, on which I share “flash recipes” and little flavor hacks like this one).

I had something similar (chunks of tuna and avocado wrapped in bacon) that was wonderfully simple at a Paleo potluck I recently attended, and it inspired me to play around with wrapping stuff in one of my favorite things: bacon. Seriously, bacon is one of those things that I eat more of than I intend to EVERY TIME. It’s the short-cut to delicious. 😉 Anyway, instead of leaving my blog readers completely out of the party I decided to share my technique for the jalapeño poppers here! I don’t know if everyone calls these “poppers”, but back in Texas where this Lone Star gal is from… jalapeño poppers are jalapeño peppers that have been hollowed out, stuffed with a mixture of cheese, spices, and sometimes ground meat, breaded and deep fried. They are sinful, and so delicious it’ll make you cry. They were a more frequent cheat day indulgence once a upon a time than was good for me, and I had a wicked craving for them on the day of the potluck. So, I switched the bell pepper strips for jalapeños here and I’m glad I did. The bit of heat that the roasted peppers gives is just perfect.

Paleo Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers | Fresh Planet Flavor

Paleo Bacon-Wrapped Salmon Stuffed Jalapeño "Poppers"

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Yields 10

Here's a Paleo version of "poppers" (jalapeño peppers that have been hollowed out, stuffed with a mixture of cheese, spices, and sometimes ground meat, breaded and deep fried). This healthier version features a filling of flaked salmon and it baked rather than breaded and fried.

Ingredients

  • 5 jalapeños, halved and hollowed out
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked salmon, crumbled
  • 5 bacon strips

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Place a rack over a cookie sheet, set aside.
  2. Squeeze small handful of cooked, crumbled salmon into each jalapeño half.
  3. Wrap in bacon (each popper uses approximately ½ piece of bacon)
  4. Place on the rack, then into the preheated oven for 30-40, until the bacon is cooked and the jalapeños are soft. Serve warm.

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