so we make what we like to refer to as "irish poppers"; they're amazing. Made 'em for a St. Paddy's day party originally and they were gone in no time, which was dissapointing to me as i only had a couple..
Jalopenos (sliced long ways)
Cabbage (chopped- amount: try to equal it to the sausage)
Mild ground Sausage
Dubliner Cheese (needs to be grated)
A Malty Beer (whatevers on hand)
Bacon (cut in half-width)
We partially cook the jalopenos in the pan first then remove.
Simply brown sausage, add in cabbage and beer; stir and simmer on high heat. After the majority of the beer has reduced start stirring in the cheese. Should be rather thick, if need be sprinkle in flour to help thicken up the goo.
preheat oven to 450 or broil; whatever your preference.
Then we remove it from heat and stuff the jalopenos so there is a fair amount of stuffing while also cooking the bacon in a pan partially (this is so that it crisps up in short amount of time in the oven). Then wrap the jalopenos with the bacon and cook till visually done.
Kind of in the same fashion to try, Bacon wrapped Dates!
Bag of Dates
Bacon (cut in thirds)
precook the bacon a bit, filet the dates open length-wise (not sliceing completely through). stuff it the best you can with the cheese and then wrap in bacon, use toothpic to hold it shut. i think my wife broiled these; i was already a couple bombers in and wasn't paying complete attention. anyways they're a treasure of flavor to try if you've never had them.