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Grilled Jalapenos

When barbecuing for friends at home, I also use the grill to serve up hot appetizers. These crowd-pleasing stuffed peppers have a bit of bite. They were concocted by my son. —Catherine Hollie, Cleveland, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 24 fresh jalapeno peppers
  • 3/4 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 12 bacon strips, halved


  • Wash peppers. Cut a slit along one side of each pepper. Remove seeds; rinse and dry peppers.
  • In a skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stuff peppers with sausage and wrap with bacon; secure with soaked toothpicks.
  • Grill peppers, uncovered, turning frequently, over medium heat until tender and bacon is crisp, about 15 minutes.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1 stuffed pepper: 97 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 179mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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  • pammy54
    Jun 14, 2019

    I have been making grilled jalapenos for years, but I use cream cheese inside the chiles. Then I wrapped them in a smoky bacon. My family requests for me to make these at every cookout, so I have made 40-50 of them at a time. We have also tried them stuffed with pimento cheese, and we even tried them a few times with peanut butter inside! I know that sounds weird, but it really was a totally different experience, and quite good!! No matter what you put inside them, just make sure that your bacon is crisp. ??

  • everly
    May 15, 2016

    why does the recipe pic show stemmed peppers, but the recipe itself says" remove the stems"? Get it together, people.

  • mamaknowsbest
    Apr 8, 2015

    Great to prepare for guests who are on a carb-free or dairy free diet. Easy to assemble early in the day and place on grill when guests arrive. Try maple bacon!

  • kelkel_7
    Jan 24, 2013

    I mixed cheese with the sausage. I can't go to a party without bringing these. I had disappointed guests at my xmas party because I made something different. tasty and easy. wear gloves for a pain free experience

  • lilmilfgillis
    Apr 27, 2011

    add shredded chedder cheese...

  • Kris Countryman
    Jul 24, 2009

    No comment left

  • nziegel
    Jul 16, 2009

    My husband has been making them for years. He uses the meat from Johnsonville brats. Remove the meat from the casings. No need to cook first. Just stuff inside the peppers, wrap with bacon and grill. Awesome!!!