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Easy, cheesy chilli poppers

10 minutes
20 minutes

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  • 1 x 250 g packet Woolworths wood-smoked streaky bacon, sliced
  • maple syrup, for drizzling
  • 8 Woolworths Serenade chillies
  • 8 Woolworths pickled jalapeños
  • 1 x 175 g tub Woolworths spring onion-and-chive cream cheese
  • 400 g fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • smoked paprika, for sprinkling
  • 1 x 250 g packet Woolworths nacho chips
  • olive oil, for drizzling
  • fresh coriander, for serving
  • sweet chilli sauce, for serving

1. Fry the bacon in a non-stick pan until coloured nicely, then add a splash of maple syrup and fry until crispy and sticky.

2. Slice the chillies and jalapeños in half and scoop out the seeds. Add a scoop of cream cheese to each half, then top with a piece of mozzarella. Dust with smoked paprika.

3. Crush the nacho chips in a Ziploc bag, then sprinkle over the stuffed chillies. Bake in the oven at 180°C until tender and melted.

4. Remove the warm poppers from the oven and sprinkle over the maple-flavoured bacon bits. Serve with fresh coriander and sweet chilli sauce.

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Hannah Lewry

Recipe by: Hannah Lewry

Woolworths TASTE’s Food Editor is passionate about conjuring up fresh ideas for fast and easy dishes that taste as great as they look. Turn to her expertise for everything from time-saving mid-week food to lazy weekend meals. You’ll have a lot of fun in the kitchen while you’re about it.

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