Grilled Jalapeno Poppers Perfect for Tailgating

September 10, 2011
These grilled jalapeno poppers are the perfect appetizer to make at your next tailgating party.  Spicy jalapeno peppers are stuffed with monterey jack cheese and cream cheese and wrapped in salty bacon.  By grilling the poppers, the peppers take on a smokey flavor that pairs well with the rich cheese and bacon.  Once you put these poppers out on a platter, they will be gobbled up in minutes.
Prepare grill for Medium direct heat. Soak toothpicks in water. Combine cream cheese and jack cheese in a bowl. Cut the top of the jalapenos and discard the seeds. Stuff 2 tbls of the cheese mixture into the jalapenos and wrap bacon around them making sure to cover the top. Poke a toothpicks through the jalapenos making sure to secure the bacon. Grill over the direct heat turning frequently until the bacon is fully cooked and the insides of the chile is hot. Serve on a platter with sour cream.

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Valorie's picture

We also add cilantro to the cream cheese, put it into a freezer bag and cut the corner so we can fill the peppers quickly. ;)