Every month, several friends and I get together to play Bunco. We each bring an appetizer or dessert to share. I’ll admit to usually bringing something that requires very little preparation-like chips and salsa. One friend was smart and had her husband make the appetizer for her to bring. (GENIUS, I SAY!)
With the Superbowl coming this Sunday night, I asked my friend if her husband would share his recipe with Family Friendly Knoxville readers and lucky for you all, he agreed. These are a bit spicy, but oh so yummy if you like that sort of thing!
This recipe has a slightly not-so-family-friendly name so I decided to rename these delicious treats to Grilled Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers. I gave them this name because they are jalapenos, stuffed with cheese, then bacon wrapped and grilled. See how I did that?!
Thank you to Jason Armstrong for sharing your recipe!
Here’s what you need:
Cream Cheese and/or shredded or crumbled Mexican Cheese (cheddar, monterey jack)
Get the grill ready with a smoking wood of choice, though this is optional.
Wash and halve jalapenos lengthwise. Remove seeds and veins. Fill jalapeno halves with cheese. Put the halves together and wrap the whole thing with a piece of bacon. (Editor’s note: You may want to wear latex or vinyl gloves for this part!)
Grill over indirect heat at 350* F
Place a drip pan on regular grid to catch the drippings.
Cook about 45-minutes, then turn over to crisp up bottom side of bacon and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
Allow to cool for several minutes before serving.
Add meat to the filling. Season with your favorite spice!