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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

Ingredients

  • 24 medium jalapeno peppers
  • 1 pound uncooked chorizo or Johnsonville® Hot Ground Sausage
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 bacon strips, cut in half

Directions

  • 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. Prepare grill for indirect heat, using a drip pan. Place jalapenos over pan; grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 17-20 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer inserted into filling reads 160°. Grill, covered, over direct heat 1-2 minutes longer 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.