My husband has long been obsessed with Jalapeno Poppers.
Oh the stories I could tell you about where he has gone to get the ones he loves most! He's kind-of a Jalapeno Popper Connoisseur....or something like that!
So I made him this version, on the grill and he ate them right up!
Me thinks that means they were ok...you be the judge.
Grilled Jalapeno Poppers with Bacon Bits
4 large jalapenos
4 oz cream cheese
3 TBS shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper
¼ cup of cooked bacon chunks (cut from a slab of bacon) or pancetta
Preheat your grill.
Slice you jalapenos open. Just take the top 15% part of them off, enough to allow you to see the seeds and stems inside of each one. Hollow out each pepper with a small spoon or mellon baller. Set aside. In a small bowl, cream together your cream cheese, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper. Fill each pepper with the cream cheese mixture.
Place the peppers directly on the grill, close it an allow them to sit undisturbed for 5-6 minutes. Turn off the burner below the peppers, but leave one one and continue to cook them on indirect heat for another 15 minutes. If they begin to char more than you might like, move them to the top rack of your grill and finish them there. Remove from the grill, sprinkle with your bacon bits and serve.
Colleen's Notes: The filling to pepper ratio will depend on the size of your peppers.
The funny thing about jalapenos is that you either get some tame ones or some that feel like they are blowing your head off - so you never quite know what to expect...beware and enjoy!
Ginny McMeans says
Great idea to grill them like this !
Angela| Mind Over Batter says
I love me some jalapeño poppers. What a great idea to grill them, Colleen!!
lauren kelly says
LOVE jalapeño poppers and these look amazing! I love that you grilled them 🙂
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says
Great idea to prepare jalapenos! I actually LOVE hot foods and will have to make this.
Amanda Tynis says
I NEEDED this recipe! I have way too many jalapenos in the garden! Thanks for sharing!
Can never go wrong with jalapeno poppers and bacon!
Sarah Caron says
Yum! These would be perfect for a dinner party.
Savory Experiments says
My jalapeno plant is just brimming right now and I have the rest of ingredients in my fridge!
Renee Goerger says
Oh my goodness! These look incredible! Can't wait to try them!!!
Renee - Kudos Kitchen
Yum, yum, yum! We're chile heads here!
Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) says
It's been so long since I've had a jalapeno popper. And the bacon addition?! Dying over that.
I just got jalepenos in my CSA and I totally made something similar!!!! SO GOOD!
My hubby would love this but it looks os good I b=might have to try it as well!