New favorite appetizer: jalapeño poppers! I stuffed these hot peppers with sausage, scallions, onion, cheddar & cream cheese - they're totally addicting!
10 jalapeños, completely seeded
4 oz cheddar, grated (I used half sharp white and half regular cheddar)
4 oz cream cheese, softened at room temperature
2 scallions, chopped
1/2 an onion, chopped
1/2 pound sausage
Wash jalapeños and slice in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, scrape out every seed - that's what makes the peppers hot so removing them completely is key to making them edible! I also suggest wearing gloves because the oil from the peppers soaks into your skin so if you touch your eyes or anything, it will burn like hell!
In a bowl, add grated white cheddar cheese, cream cheese and scallions, but do not mix yet.
In a large skillet, brown sausage over high heat. Add chopped onion and saute until caramelized. Pour hot sausage and onion mixture into the cheese mixture and stir until the cheese melts and ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Scoop out dollops of the filling and stuff each jalapeño. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or util cheese is melted. Right when I took them out of the oven, I sprinkled them with a little grated sharp yellow cheddar cheese. Enjoy warm or at room temperature!