Jalapeno Popper Hot Dogs are a fusion of the original American street food, the Hot Dog, with a favorite appetizer recipe, Jalapeno Poppers, to create a an easy dinner that's on the table in less than 30 minutes!
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 5minutes
Total Time 10minutes
Author Marion@Life Tastes Good
18 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1tablespoonfreshly minced jalapenoor to taste
3tablespoonscooked baconcrumbled (or to taste)
1cupsharp cheddar cheeseshredded and divided
salt and pepper to taste
8hot dog buns
cilantro for garnishoptional
In a skillet over mid-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter and place hot dogs in the skillet. Allow them to cook for 2-3 minutes or until they are nicely browned. Roll the hot dogs over to brown the other side - another 2-3 minutes or until they are browned to your liking.
While the hot dogs are cooking, combine the 8 ounce package of cream cheese, 1 tablespoon jalapeno, 3 tablespoons crumbled bacon, and 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese in a medium bowl. Mix the ingredients together well. Add a pinch of salt and give it a taste. Adjust the seasonings as needed, adding pepper if needed. Because jalapenos can vary widely in heat level, be sure to add more if needed.
Spread 1 to 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture on each hot dog bun. Place a cooked hot dog in each bun and sprinkle on the remaining cheddar cheese, dividing it equally among all hot dogs.
Place the hot dogs on a foil lined baking sheet and place them in the oven under the broiler. Remember to leave the oven door ajar when broiling and watch them closely. It will only take 30 seconds to a minute for the cheese to melt. When the cheese is melted to your liking, remove the baking sheet from the oven.
Garnish the hot dogs with freshly chopped cilantro, serve, and enjoy!
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