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posted June 04, 2015

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos served on a white plate. Text overlay reads "Grilled Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos (aka the Bomb Bombs)."

These Grilled Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers are perfect for potlucks, parties, appetizers or just because they are delicious!!! We affectionately call these the Bomb Bombs….they are that good!

bacon wrapped jalapenos stuffed with cheese and resting on a white serving plate.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos

Sometimes the hardest part of writing a recipe isn’t testing ingredient combinations or cooking times, it’s picking the perfect name! When I was working on this one, I went through all of the names I could think of to describe the awesomeness of these flavors without having my title be it’s own paragraph. Cheddar Cream Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos Wrapped in Bacon Grilled? Sausage and Cheese Filled Bacon Wrapped Grilled Jalapenos?

Everything I came up with was technically accurate but they were all waaaaaaaaay too long and impossible to say.

I finally reached the final version “Grilled Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos” because it is short (kind of) and descriptive, but to be honest, this isn’t what we call them. Around these parts, they have been officially dubbed The Bomb Bombs. They earned the name because every time I bring these to a party all I hear is, “These are The Bomb!” These little flavor bombs really are the bomb. Bonus, it is fun to say! BOMB!

Close up view of a bacon wrapped jalapeno stuffed with cheese.

Jalapeno Poppers

Enough about the name, let’s talk about flavor! That’s what we really care about when it comes to food, yeah? These jalapenos are sliced in half, de-seeded, and the ribs are scraped out to remove the intense lip burning heat. They are then filled with a creamy and cheesy bratwurst mixture (this is the real secret ingredient) and wrapped in bacon. If that’s not enough, they are grilled over medium heat to cook the jalapenos and crisp up the bacon. The spice of the jalapeno is beautifully tempered by the creamy filling and made ridiculously delicious by the savory bacon in each bite. Serve as an appetizer with THESE WINGS and you will be the hottest home chef on the block.

jalapeno poppers wrapped in bacon, served on a white plate next to chicken wings.

Perfect for potlucks, parties, and especially as game-day food, these Bomb Bombs are seriously the bomb. bomb. I can’t help myself.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos.

 

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos Recipe

grilled bacon wrapped stuffed jalapenos

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos (AKA The Bomb Bombs)

The spice of the jalapeno is beautifully tempered by the creamy filling and made ridiculously delicious by the savory bacon in each bite.
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time : 15 mins
Cook Time : 15 mins
Total Time : 30 mins
Servings : 8 people, as an appetizer

Video

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Ingredients
 

  • 8-10 fresh jalapenos
  • 2 links uncooked bratwurst (skin removed)
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1/2 tablespoon McCormick Montreal Steak seasoning ((or your favorite seasoning or rub))
  • 8-10 bacon slices

Instructions

  • Place the bratwurst meat in a medium saute pan over medium high heat Cook the bratwursts for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up the meat.
    browned ground sausage in a frying pan on the stove top
  • Turn the heat down to low and stir in the cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Stir until well combined. Remove from the heat and set aside while you prepare the peppers.
    Frying pan on stove top, containing cooked ground sausage, white sauce, and shredded cheddar cheese being combined with a spatula
  • Slice the jalapenos in half, lengthwise.
    Eight raw jalapenos, sliced in half longways, exposing the seeds inside
  • Using a spoon, scrape out the seeds and ribs from the inside of the jalapenos and discard.
    Nine raw jalapenos, sliced in half longways, and cored to make them completely empty inside, all arranged in a single layer on a baking sheet covered in aluminum foil
  • Fill the jalapenos with the cream cheese mixture.
    Raw Jalapenos, sliced in half longways and cored and filled with a mixture of cheese, sausage, and white sauce- arranged in a single layer on a baking sheet covered in aluminum foil
  • Cut the strips of bacon in half so you have 16-20 pieces of bacon. Wrap around the stuffed jalapenos and secure with toothpicks, if necessary. Season with the steak seasoning or your favorite BBQ rub.
    Raw Jalapenos, sliced in half longways and cored and filled with a mixture of cheese, sausage, and white sauce and each one with a slice of bacon wrapped around- arranged in a single layer on a baking sheet covered in aluminum foil
  • When you are ready to cook, preheat your grill to medium heat (around 350 degrees F). If your grill is direct heat, like propane, I recommend you cook the Bombs on a cookie sheet. If you are cooking over indirect heat (charcoal, pellet grill, offset smoker) you can place them directly on the grill grate.
    Close up shot of bacon wrapped stuffed jalapenos on the grill grate inside the grill
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes or until the jalapenos are tender and the bacon is cooked through. Serve immediately.
    Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos wrapped in bacon, cooked and served on a white plate
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