Grilled Jalapenos Recipe
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Grilled Jalapenos Recipe

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When barbecuing for friends at home, I also use the grill to serve up hot appetizers. These crowd-pleasing stuffed peppers have a bit of bite. They were concocted by my son. —Catherine Hollie, Cleveland, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:12 servings
Quick Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 24 fresh jalapeno peppers
  • 3/4 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 12 bacon strips, halved

Nutritional Facts

2 jalapenos equals 192 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 282 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Wash peppers and remove stems. Cut a slit along one side of each pepper. Remove seeds; rinse and dry peppers.
  2. In a skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stuff peppers with sausage and wrap with bacon; secure with a toothpick.
  3. Grill peppers, uncovered, over medium heat for about 15 minutes or until tender and bacon is crisp, turning frequently. 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 Grilled Jalapenos in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p19

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Reviewed May. 15, 2016

"why does the recipe pic show stemmed peppers, but the recipe itself says" remove the stems"? Get it together, people."

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2015

"Great to prepare for guests who are on a carb-free or dairy free diet. Easy to assemble early in the day and place on grill when guests arrive. Try maple bacon!"

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2013

"I mixed cheese with the sausage. I can't go to a party without bringing these. I had disappointed guests at my xmas party because I made something different. tasty and easy. wear gloves for a pain free experience"

Reviewed Apr. 27, 2011

"add shredded chedder cheese..."

Reviewed Jul. 16, 2009

"My husband has been making them for years. He uses the meat from Johnsonville brats. Remove the meat from the casings. No need to cook first. Just stuff inside the peppers, wrap with bacon and grill. Awesome!!!"

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