Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Grilled Jalapenos

February 5, 2010.   9 Comments.   Categories Appetizers, Favorites, Smoking / Grilling.   Tags , , , , , , , .

Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Grilled Jalapenos

  • 12 large Jalapenos
  • 2-3 oz of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup Machego or jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup very sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 16 slices of bacon

*you could also use goat cheese or feta as a variation*

Step 1:  After washing peppers, cut off the tops and carefully clean out the seeds and ribs.  
Rinse with water again and dry. Normally when working with chiles I would never 
recommending rinsing or washing in water as they lose their oils – but in this case, you 
don’t want these to be too hot.

Step 2:  Cut bacon strips in half. Over low heat render the bacon lightly until just soft and 
some of the fat has rendered. Set aside all bacon except four slices. Raise heat and cook 
four of the slices until crispy… dry and crumble.

Step 3:  In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese with other cheeses. Add the 
crumbled bacon. Place filling in piping bag w/ larger round or star tip.

Step 4:  Fill each jalapeno with the cheese mixture until the filling just reaches the top 
without over filling.

Step 5:  Wrap the peppers with the remaining bacon. Be sure to wrap bacon ends 
around the top of the jalapeno and secure with toothpicks. This will keep the cheese from 
running out.

Step 6:  Grill at medium temperature for about 40 minutes. Bacon should be cooked and 
slightly crispy and peppers should be wrinkly and soft.


  1. I make these for tailgating and there are never any left. I leave out the shredded cheese, sticking with just cream cheese. After wrapping them in the bacon, coat them liberally with a good BBQ rub. Fabulous!

  2. I noticed what looked like shrimp tails in the photo, so did a variation:
    I sliced the jalapenos in half, piped in the cheese, then topped with a prawn and wrapped them together with the bacon. Served with a chipotle bbq sauce for dipping. Abfab!

  3. Thanks for the step by step instructions. I am really confused with the instructions in recipes. Thanks a lot!

  4. These sound amazing! I love anything with heat and cheese! How long do you recommend rinsing the peppers for?

  5. Bacon wrapped, grilled jalapenos, I have never heard such a dish, but it looks really delicious and yummy.

  6. The recipe looks like it could be delicious! BUT, you have cut off the right side and so the complete recipe can’t be seen!!!!!!!!

  7. My husband makes this same recipe. We also make a sweet barbecue sauce for dipping to go along with it. It is an awesome appetizer.

  8. Would banana peppers be okay? Or a milder pepper than jalapenos?

  9. LOL I just posted these too. Gotta love them!

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