Even for those who don't enjoy football, the Superbowl is always a great excuse to get together with friends and family and eat warm, usually gooey, cheesy food.

chili. beer and cheese dip. nachos. pulled pork sandwiches. potato skins. chicken wings.

So much to look forward to! But this year I want to bring back an old family Superbowl tradition- one that I can't rationalize why we stopped! Jalapeño Poppers. With a nice kick from the pepper and a creamy, cheesy filling, these will be number one at your Superbowl party. I opted for baking them rather than deep frying them, though I will admit that frying them does taste much better:)

jalapeño poppers

12 jalapeño peppers, washed and dried
8 ounces cream cheese
2 teaspoons cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 egg
3/4-1 cup bread crumbs

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Slice your peppers lengthwise to make a slit. Then make a crosswise slit near the stem, forming a T. Use your hands to carefully pry open the pepper and remove the ribs and seeds.

Warm the cream cheese in the microwave so that it is easy to stir. Then add the cumin, garlic powder, salt, and cayenne and mix to combine. Then stir in the shredded cheese.

Beat the egg and pour the bread crumbs into a shallow bowl.

Fill the peppers with the cheese mixture, dip in the egg, and coat with breadcrumbs. If you would like more breading than less, you can dip back in the egg and coat a second time with breadcrumbs. Place on a parchment paper-lined 9X13 and spray with non-stick cooking spray. This will make the tops golden brown. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool slightly and serve warm.

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