Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Southwestern Grilled Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers


Jalapeno poppers are the consummate appetizer.  But, have you considered them as the perfect side instead of fries? 
Made on the grill you don't even have to heat up your kitchen to make these fabulous southwestern bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers.

I love to grill sides when I am making burgers on the grill.  These are absolutely grill fabulous. You are going to love them.


Yield: 14-18 poppers
Author: Donna Elick
Southwestern Grilled Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Southwestern Grilled Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno poppers are the consummate appetizer. But, have you considered them as the perfect side instead of fries? Made on the grill you don't even have to heat up your kitchen to make these fabulous southwestern bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 25 Min

Ingredients

  • 18 medium jalapeno peppers
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces shredded colby jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Mrs Dash SW Chipotle Seasoning
  • 1 pound bacon, (1 slice per jalapeno)

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium high.
  2. Slice jalapenos lengthwise from stem to tip, leaving the stem intact. Use a small spoon to scrape the seeds and veins from jalapenos.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine cheeses and seasoning. Gently squeeze the stem and tip of jalapeno to open the sliced pocket. Add about 1½ tablespoons of mixture to each jalapeno. Set aside.
  4. Wrap each jalapeno with a slice of bacon using 1 or 2 toothpicks to secure the bacon.
  5. Place poppers on the grill cut side down. YES, down. Once the top has cooked and the cheese starts to soften, use a spatula to loosen the bacon from the grill and flip. Cook until bacon is cooked through about 10-15 minutes.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
DONNA'S NOTES
  1. If you have a problem with flare-ups on your grill, place a piece of aluminum foil over the grill grates and set the poppers on top.
  2. You can also bake these in the oven. Bake at 400F for 20-25 minutes.



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4 comments:

  1. Yummy! My husband would make himself sick on these. Hope you are doing well - think of you often.

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  2. We make something similar & have for ages. We just use cream cheese & wrap w/the bacon & grill. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!!!

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  3. This is one of our favorite appetizers of all time. I'm smoking a brisket right now and now I am disappointed that I didn't make any of these to go along with it.

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  4. Could cut the jalapeno open, take all the seeds out, insert cheese and then wrap in bacon. MMM :)

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