GRILLED JALAPENO POPPERS WITH BACON – These are a great snack or side dish for those of us who enjoy bacon with our meals. However, the fact that they are so addicting is an issue. I constantly have to make far more than I ought to. They are both delicious and surprisingly simple to make.
You get the tenderness of the peppers along with the crunchy bacon and melting cheese as you bite into them!
This recipe on this page is arguably the simplest. They go from being on the grill to being ready to eat in just a few short minutes. Therefore, let’s begin.
First, you need to chop your jalapeños in half, top to bottom, using a knife. Because there are so few ingredients, and it all depends on how many you want to make, I have decided not to give a list of ingredients with measurements today. Use a spoon or tiny, sharp knife to remove the seeds and membrane from the jalapeños after cutting them in half from top to bottom.
Add cream cheese, grated cheddar, salt, and pepper to a mixing bowl. This should give you an idea of how much you need, since you will need around a spoonful for each pepper. All of these should be combined with a big spoon or spatula.
You should spoon the mixture into the jalapeño halves. Fill them nicely, but be careful not to overfill them because we don’t want any middle to leak out. You should use a slice of bacon to encase each pepper half.
Use toothpicks where necessary to ensure that all of the cheese is covered, since we need to keep these tightly wrapped to prevent the cheese from escaping. Now that this is finished, the grill is ready.
The poppers should be placed on the heated grill. You need around six minutes on the first side to make sure all the cheese is melted, and the bacon is crispy. I prefer to start cooking with the sliced side down. It will take a bit longer because as you turn them over, you are also cooking the jalapeño. Depending on the heat of your grill, this side may take up to 10 minutes.
You’re done when all the cheese has melted and the bacon is crispy all over. Serve them when you remove them from the grill. As an appetizer while you wait for the main dish to complete cooking, they work fantastically. Ah, don’t think about how great they go with practically anything!
When you give them a try, can you let us know how they worked out in the comments section?