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Colorado Jalapeno Rockets

Recipe courtesy: Colorado Department of Agriculture and Chef Jason K. Morse, C.E.C., executive chef of Douglas County School District.

20 jalapenos

1 pound ground pork

8 strips applewood bacon, diced

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 cup shredded Gouda cheese

8 ounce cream cheese, softened

3 tablespoons pork seasoning

Heat a large saute pan. While pan is heating, mix the ground pork, diced bacon and pork seasoning.

Cook the pork mixture in the saute pan until fully cooked and adjust seasoning if needed. Cool the cooked pork mixture, and place into a large mixing bowl. Add the shredded cheeses and softened cream cheese, then mix well to combine the cheese and sausage.

Using a corer, remove the core and seeds from each jalapeno. Make small balls of the filling and stuff each jalapeno until full.

Cook jalapenos on a gas or charcoal grill on high heat until peppers become soft and the cheese starts to brown. Serve with jalapeno jelly for a sweet heat finish.

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