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  • Writer's pictureCourtney LeVesque

Black Bear Date Jalapeño Poppers

I have been thinking about jalapeño poppers a lot lately... like a lot- I even had a dream about them. Okay, maybe I am obsessed with GOOD food! Instead of popping a batch of the same old poppers in, I thought I would try something a little different and add a sweet twist.

You know what is even better about this recipe, it fits into our keto lifestyle (which means that it packs a fat punch- so beware).


1/2 cup wild game meat (I used black bear)

1/2 cup whipped cream cheese

2 Tbs sour cream

3 jalapeno peppers (cut in half and seeded)

6 dates (3 for the topping)

3 pieces of bacon (sliced in half)

3 Tbs of shredded cheese


-Begin by browning game meat (be sure to cook thoroughly).

-Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

-Wash jalapeño, cut in half, seed and set aside.

-In a blender or food processor mix together whipped cream cheese, sour cream, 3 dates, and salt and pepper to taste.

-Fill the sliced jalapeños with the cream cheese mixture evenly.

-Top with meat, and gently press into the cream mixture.

-Slice bacon in half and wrap around the jalapeño.

-Place the popper on a baking sheet.

-Top the popper with shredded cheese and the remaining 3 sliced dates.

-Bake for 15-18 minutes.

And the hardest part, share them! Enjoy.

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