I’m not gonna lie, I really wanted to make something pumpkin-y again. See this time of year is okay with me. I like Fall, yet I dread it all at once. It’s just too short, which means that Winter is coming soon, and that I’m definitely not ready for. But in an effort to not drive everyone crazy, I decided to go another route. Although I don’t promise to avoid pumpkin in the very near future … you’ve been warned. So I decided to go for something I’ve never made before – Jalapeno Popper Taquitos.
I was in need of something spicy and wanted to try something new, which is why I settled on this recipe that I came across on Pinterest. All in all, it was a pretty easy dish to make and was a serious hit. The first thing I did was some prep work that involved cooking a pound of bacon (I could have stopped at that step!) and chopping up some jalapenos. I went with 3 large jalapenos, but I think this dish could have handled more spice. Next time I might do 4 or 5.
Once that was done, just cook up the ground beef and jalapenos. Add spice and a little water and let it cook on the stove for about 10 minutes. Remove the lid and let the liquid evaporate. Once that’s done, add the bacon to the beef mixture.
Now it’s time for cheese! Mix the beef with cream cheese, then stir in shredded Colby-Jack cheese. Then grab some tortillas (you’ll want the 6″ variety), and add the filling to the tortillas. Roll them tightly and bake away. These were fabulous and full of flavor!
I loved the spice combination and all the cheesy goodness. I kind of thought maybe these would need some sour cream or salsa to dip them in, so they wouldn’t be dry. However, the crisp outside and creamy filling were perfect as is. I was a happy, happy camper.
Serve these right away and with your favorite sides. Beans and rice are always a great start or chips and salsa or guacamole would be fantastic too. Now be sure you click here for the recipe and step by step instructions…you’ll be SO glad you did!
A look back:
One year ago: Lemony Pasta with Goat Cheese and Spinach = Healthy Pasta Coming Your Way
Two years ago: Skinny Pasta with a Side of Pain, Please
Three years ago: Ah, Nutella…