I love to watch cooking shows. I’ve made an actual recipe from a cooking show maybe twice :( Yesterday I tried my hand at another one and it came out pretty good. I’ll be making these again.
We went to a Father’s Day pool Party at my Bestest Friends house. There was going to be some macho Dads there who like their food like they like their women….HOT! :)
My first attempt at Stuffed Jalapenos Wrapped in Bacon
First I rinsed off the jalapenos and put them directly on the grill. You’ll have to flip them a few times to make sure they get cooked on all sides.
While those are charring on the grill I mixed up the stuffing. You can use whatever suits you, but I went with cheese. I mixed Mozzarella with a pinch of salt, pepper and a little bit of oregano. I don’t ever really measure stuff out when I cook. Weird I know.
Once the jalapenos were all charred up I made a slit up the middle and a small one at the top (like a small T) to make it easier to remove the seeds (which are what make a jalapeno HOTTER). I used a small spoon to scrape all the seeds out.
Then I stuffed them generously with the cheese mix. They get wrapped up so don’t worry about over filling.
Then I wrapped them up in bacon. In hindsight I would have wrapped them tighter and used 1 and ½ pieces of bacon per bite. I forget how bacon shrivels up when in cooks.
Then I put them back on the grill. A lot of them caught fire and there was cheese coming out of some of them. I really think wrapping tighter is the key.
They smelled delicious!! Once they cooled a little bit I cut them in half to make them more like poppers. They were spicy!!! The half that were closer to the stem were the hottest. Maybe I missed some seeds. Oopsie!
They were a HIT!! The Dads loved them and so did everyone else.
Let me know if you try these!