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Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

Sunday is grill-out day for my husband, Cliff, and these bacon-wrapped stuffed jalapenos are one 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
    2 dozen


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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1 stuffed jalapeno: 132 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 365mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein.

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  • justmbeth
    Feb 19, 2018

    Made with chorizo, which really set this recipe apart from other stuffed jalapeno recipes.

  • damonsamara
    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 !!

  • suzydew
    Jul 6, 2013

    I add diced onions and some garlic powder.awesome

  • Kelly_Mac
    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... ;)

  • Cherished83
    Apr 24, 2012

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

  • DaddyDale
    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 !!!

  • skiehlmeier
    Aug 31, 2010

    Easy and tasty. Everyone loved them.

  • smfousek
    Jul 5, 2010

    These are so yummy!!

  • littleann1
    Jun 13, 2010

    I didn't like these as much as I thought I would. The cheese just kinda disenegrated. :/

  • crosby1
    Jan 20, 2010

    I have made these a few times up at our campground. They dissapper...I made them to bring to a "Mexican themed night" and everyone was asking for the recipe. I myself have never tried them, I do not like hot food. Remember to wear disposable gloves when handleing to peppers & removing the seeds. I will be making them for superbowl.