Sunday, April 24, 2011

Grilled Bacon-Cream Cheese Stuffed Jalapeños

This post is dedicated to those who love a little heat mixed with the delectable flavor of bacon!  This is a simple recipe that will bring delight to the palate of any person worth cooking for.  The amount that you make will depend on the number of people you are making them for.  I will warn you, it is extremely easy to eat 3-4 of these by yourself so keep that in mind.  What you will need:

Jalapeños (Typically 3-4 per person)
Cream Cheese
Bacon
Pastry Bag (You can substitute this with a sandwich bag for ease.)

     Cut the tops off of the jalapeño peppers and core out the seeds and membrane.  This can be done with a knife (be careful) or a jalapeño coring utensil that can be purchased at Williams-Sonoma.  Once you have cored them, set them aside. 

     Cook the bacon until it is crispy and then let it cool.  Warm the cream cheese in the microwave until it is soft, usually about 15-20 seconds.  When the bacon has cooled, crush it into bacon bit size pieces and mix it with the softened cream cheese.  Place the AMAZING mixture into a pastry bag and squeeze the contents into the cored out jalapeños.  (If you do not have a pastry bag, put the AMAZING mixture into a sandwich bag and cut a small piece of the corner off to squeeze it through.  Cheaper, and easier to clean up!)

****Do not fill the jalapeños all the way to the top or when they are heated, the contents will spill out***

     Cook the jalapeños on the grill at about 400 degrees until they are blistered and slightly charred.  (In this case, blackened is better!)  You will have to turn them several times to ensure they cook evenly.  Or, you can purchase a jalapeño pepper roasting tray for your grill at Williams-Sonoma to make your life easier.  Remove, let cool, and enjoy!

-Chris 



Use this link to the Williams-Sonoma website to find the jalapeño coring utensil and jalapeño roasting tray for your grill.

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/search/results.html?activeTab=products&words=jalapeno+&cm_sp=OnsiteSearch-_-GlobalNav-_-Button

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