grilled bacon wrapped jalapeno bombs

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Millie Johnson
Valley Head, AL

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

★★★★★ 2
serves makes appox. 12 depending on size of peppers
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For grilled bacon wrapped jalapeno bombs

  • 12
    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

How To Make grilled bacon wrapped jalapeno bombs

  • 1
    To 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.
  • 2
    Wear gloves and eye protection ! Wash and dry jalapenos. Slit pepper lengthwise then make small cut crossways at top, making a "T".
  • 3
    Using a spoon start at the top and push spoon in firmly. In a downward motion rake to remove seeds and veins.
  • 4
    Make sure it's clean of all seeds and veins.
  • 5
    Stuff with cheese mixture then squeeze together. Wipe off excess with spoon .
  • 6
    Starting at the small end ,
  • 7
    overlap bacon towards the top .
  • 8
    Secure with a toothpick at the top .
  • 9
    Heat 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