Whatcha Makin' Now?: Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos


Thursday, June 30, 2011

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

When Sierra, a friend from work, told me she made Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos for dinner I was intrigued. Since I tend to make more sweets than actual meals, I thought it would be great to post her recipe here! She was sweet enough to put together the recipe and snap some pictures.

Take it away Sierra!

If you are looking for something with a little extra spice stuffed jalapenos are the way to go! They are super easy to make a great appetizer or side. For the freshest and best deals visit your farmers market. Not only are you helping your community the produce is fantastic, these jalapenos were larger than any of the ones I had found at the grocery store.

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

Fresh jalapenos (buy in twos)
¼ cup white onion, minced
Shredded cheese (Sharp Cheddar and Monterey Jack are great choices but any cheese will do.)
Bacon Slices
Aluminum Foil

Begin by rinsing your jalapenos and slicing open, the long way. Use the blunt side of a spoon to scrape out all the seeds and white meat on the inside. If you like a bit of heat, slice off some white meat and leave it to the side for the filling.

Once you have hollowed out the jalapenos, take the smaller ½ of the jalapeno and chop finely. Then mince the white onion.

In a medium bowl, combine the cheese, onion, and minced jalapenos. If you like your jalapenos with a bit of a kick, add the minced white meat of the jalapeno into your filling.

Now it’s bacon time! Take the bacon slices and cut them in half, each slice will produce two mini slices.

Next, stuff the jalapenos with the filling.

Take one slice bacon and wrap the stuffed jalapenos. If the peppers are large you may need to use an extra mini slice.

Place the aluminum foil on the grill. Heat grill on low, if you have a gas grill or if using charcoal place on the side with indirect heat. These treats are generally ready in about 10-15 minutes. Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing.

Great side dish with grilled chicken. These peppers are wonderful, and super easy to make even on a week night!

Thanks for sharing your great recipe, Sierra! :)