Cheesy Pepper Poppers
(19 ounce) JOHNSONVILLE® Original Bratwurst, removed from casing* (*Cut sausage link end to end, about three-quarters of the way through. Flip sausage link over, grasp casing and pull off.)
1 - 1/3
Parmesan cheese, shredded
(8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
jalapeno peppers, cut in half lengthwise, seeds removed**
** Safety tip: wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
In a large skillet, brown and stir sausage until the meat is crumbled and no longer pink; drain.
In a small bowl, combine cooked sausage, cream cheese and Parmesan cheese.
Spoon mixture into prepared peppers.
Arrange filled peppers on an ungreased baking pan. Bake in a preheated 400⁰F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
TO GRILL: preheat gas grill or prepare charcoal grill according to manufacture's directions. When ready to grill, place peppers on a grilling tray over low heat (gas grill) or on medium-high on a charcoal grill, 4 to 6 inches from coals; cover. Grill for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
Serving suggestion: serve "poppers" with your favorite ranch or blue cheese dressing.