Skip Nav
Holiday Food
This 2-Minute Hot Chocolate Mug Cake Will Nourish Your Soul
Cooking Basics
The Biggest Mistake People Make When Reading a Recipe, According to Alton Brown
Food News
What Really Happens Behind the Scenes of Your Favorite Reality Food Shows

Grilled Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

Fire Up the Grill For Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

If you're barbecuing this weekend, don't forget to light the grill a little early and make these amazing jalapeño appetizers to get the party started right!

Each halved jalapeño is stuffed with a combination of crispy bacon, whipped cream cheese, pepper jack cheese, then baked on the grill to keep the heat out of your kitchen. Even cooked, these peppers tend to pack a lot of heat, so to balance the spiciness, top it all off with a refreshing cilantro sauce.

Grilled Jalapeño Poppers

Grilled Jalapeño Poppers

Grilled Jalapeño Poppers

Ingredients

  1. For stuffed jalapeños:
  2. 3 slices of bacon
  3. 6 ounces whipped cream cheese
  4. 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  5. 2 scallions, finely chopped
  6. Juice of 1 lime
  7. 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  8. Salt, to taste
  9. 12-15 medium-sized jalapeños, halved lengthwise, seeds and veins removed
  1. For cilantro sauce:
  2. 1 bunch cilantro, rinsed clean
  3. 1/2 cup sour cream
  4. Juice of 2 to 3 limes
  5. Salt, to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Cook the bacon in a skillet or oven until crispy. Let cool and crumble using a knife or your hands.
  3. Mix the bacon, cream cheese, jack cheese, scallions, lime juice, garlic, and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Divide the cheese and bacon mixture between each of jalapeño halves, filling each completely.
  5. Make the cilantro sauce: Cut the majority of the stem off the cilantro. (Some stem is fine and will enhance the flavor.) Place the rest of the bundle in a small food processor with the sour cream, lime juice and salt until well combined. Set aside.
  6. Place the pepper on a lightly oiled grill (a grill pan or grill stone will work, too). Cover and grill the peppers 7-9 minutes until the bottom has browned and the cheese has melted.
  7. If desired, use a small kitchen torch to lightly brown the top of the jalapeños. Arrange the jalapeños on a platter with the cilantro sauce.
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Lauren-Hendrickson Lauren-Hendrickson 5 years
@pure2raw, you are bound to love them!
PurelyTwins PurelyTwins 5 years
Looks delicious. I am just not becoming a japlapeno fan. Took me awhile to like that heat but now I do!
Geode Cookies | Food Video
Holiday Sangria Recipes
Spiralizer Review
Latin Holiday Sides Recipes
Chrissy Teigen's Brick Chicken Recipe
Tyler Florence's Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Banana Split Dump Cake Recipe

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Food
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds