Grilled Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Bombs

Millie Johnson


I got the original recipe from my oldest son , Craig . I tweaked it alittle by adding cilantro , salt and pepper.
* Spray your grates with a non-stick spray to prevent sticking !!!
I forgot to time myself cleaning and prepping the peppers. I'm taking a guess on that ! lol

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makes appox. 12 depending on size of peppers
20 Min
10 Min


jumbo jalapenos
12 slice
smoked bacon
1 (8oz.) pkg
cream cheese, room temperature
1 c
extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 tsp
dried cilantro
1/4 tsp
1/8 tsp
black pepper


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1To a medium bowl add 1 - 8oz. package of room temp. cream cheese and cream with a potato masher or mixer. Add 1 cup of grated extra sharp cheddar cheese, 1/2 tsp. dried cilantro, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/8 tsp. black pepper. Mix with spoon or spatula. Set aside.

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2Wear gloves and eye protection ! Wash and dry jalapenos. Slit pepper lengthwise then make small cut crossways at top, making a "T".

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3Using a spoon start at the top and push spoon in firmly. In a downward motion rake to remove seeds and veins.

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4Make sure it's clean of all seeds and veins.

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5Stuff with cheese mixture then squeeze together. Wipe off excess with spoon .

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6Starting at the small end ,

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7overlap bacon towards the top .

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8Secure with a toothpick at the top .

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9Heat grill to 275 degrees (don't forget to spray grates !)
Grill peppers for 12 minutes, raising lid to turn every 2-3 minutes. Makes approx. 1 dozen