12 jalapeño peppers
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
¼ cup cooked, crumbled bacon
¼ cup Tillamook Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
(about 1 ounce)
½ teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Turn on oven broiler and place rack in the middle. Line baking sheet with foil.
Lay one of the jalapeño peppers on a cutting board so that it sits flat without rolling.
Cut in half lengthwise and remove stem. Using a spoon, carefully scrape the inside to remove the seeds and ribs. Repeat with the remaining peppers; set aside. Wear plastic gloves to protect your hands.
Mix until smooth, the cream cheese, bacon, cheddar cheese, and salt in a medium bowl, and season with pepper. Transfer the mixture to a resealable plastic bag, cut one bottom corner off to make a ¾-inch-wide opening, and squeeze the mixture into the chilis until just filled. Insert a toothpick widthwise through each chili to secure, if necessary. Place the filled chilis on the prepared baking sheet.
Broil for 4 minutes, rotate the pan, and continue to broil until the peppers are starting to char and the filling is browned and bubbly, about 4 minutes more. Remove from the oven and remove the toothpicks. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.