Ring in the new year with these healthy and delicious jalapeño poppers.


By JULIE BRINKLEY

If your plans to ring in 2022 includes fantastic and tasty appetizers, this healthy recipe for jalapeño poppers is a must for your New Year’s gathering.

WHAT YOU NEED

Cooking spray

4 oz. lean ground beef

6 whole jalapeño peppers

4 oz. (½ cup) low fat plain Greek yogurt

1 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese

3 medium scallions, sliced thin

1 large red bell pepper, finely diced

¼ tsp garlic powder

¼ tsp cumin

¼ tsp chili powder

1/8 tsp paprika

HOW TO MAKE IT

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside.


Cook ground beef in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat until browned and cooked through.

Cut jalapeño peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds and membrane.


Combine beef, yogurt, cheese, scallions, red pepper and spices in a medium bowl.


With a spoon, fill jalapeño pepper halves with cheese mixture. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until brown.


Enjoy!