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Grilled Jalapenos

 Grilled Jalapenos
When barbecuing the friends at her Cleveland, Texas home, Catherine Hollie also uses the grill to serve up hot appetizers. "These crowd-pleasing stuffed peppers have a bit of bite," she relates. "They were concocted by my son."
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


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


  • Wash peppers and remove stems. Cut a slit along one side of each
  • pepper. Remove seeds; rinse and dry peppers.
  • 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.
  • Grill peppers, uncovered, over medium heat for about 15 minutes or
  • until tender and bacon is crisp, turning frequently. Yield: 2
  • dozen.
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.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.