Preheat oven 400 degrees F.
Brown sausage and onion over medium-high heat. Drain fat. Pat sausage with paper towel to remove residual fat. In a metal bowl, combine sausage/onion mixture, cream cheese, salt and pepper. Stir until completely combined. With a small spoon, fill jalapeno halves with sausage/cream cheese mixture. Place filled jalapeno halves on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake until golden brown and jalepenos appear to be slightly softened. This will take approximately 25-35 minutes. Eat immediately or store leftovers in refrigerator and warm up in microwave.
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Recipe courtesy Amy Clemons 2002 for FoodNetwork.com's Game Day Grub Championship Cook-Off Competition