Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos Recipe
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Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos Recipe

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Sunday is grill-out day for my husband, Cliff, and these zesty peppers are some of his specialties. We usually feature them at our annual Daytona 500 party. They disappear from the appetizer tray in no time.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Grill: 35 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Grill: 35 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 24 medium jalapeno peppers
  • 1 pound uncooked chorizo or bulk spicy pork sausage
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 bacon strips, cut in half

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 252 calories, 20g fat (9g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 675mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (trace sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein


  1. Make a lengthwise cut in each jalapeno, about 1/8 in. deep; remove seeds. Combine the sausage and cheese; stuff into jalapenos. Wrap each with a piece of bacon; secure with toothpicks.
  2. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 36-40 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°, turning once. Grill, covered, over direct heat for 1-2 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos in Country Woman May/June 2005, p29

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

"We love stuffed jalapeno peppers and these are the best so far. They are even good cold out of the fridge. Peppers are large and plentiful in the garden this year and I made two batches this week-end and had no leftovers. Absolutely YUMMY !!"

Reviewed Jul. 6, 2013

"I add diced onions and some garlic powder.awesome"

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2012

"OMG!!! I freakin swear this is THE BEST thing i have EVER put in my mouth!!! Whoever made this up is a cooking genius that i will forever immortalize!!! Lol, but for real... ;)"

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2012

"Another easy and delicious recipe. They will be a great addition to football season!"

Reviewed Jun. 19, 2011

"I made this once with just a few Jalapenos just to give it a try. I just made it again with 5 lbs of them because I can't seem to make enough!! Everyone in my house and my neighbors LOVE THEM !!!"

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