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Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos Recipe

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 252 calories, 20 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 59 mg cholesterol, 675 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.