Who brought the heat? I would love to find away to know how hot a hot pepper is by looking at it. Because boy oh boy it can be quite the surprise! One of the jalapeños I bit into for this dish set steam coming out of my ears and my good husband went running for the milk. I hate milk but when your mouth feels like it is on fire you take what you can.
I was digging round in my pins to try something new with bacon and I came across BBQ Jalapeño Poppers from Country Wood Smoke. I didn’t have the supplies to smoke them so I grilled instead. Aside from the tear inducing pepper these are delicious and easy to make.
I mixed cream cheese, asaigo cheese, and parmesan cheese together. The ratio is half cream cheese and then half the hard cheese.
Mix well and add either fresh sage or oregano. Set aside. When handling hot peppers I wear gloves because otherwise my fingers burn for days. Carefully deseed the peppers then stuff with the cheese mixture.
Put the cap of the pepper back on then wrap with bacon. I recommend toothpicks if your bacon is thick cut so it stays on. Plus it helps keep the caps on. I found the caps didn’t “glue” on as I had hoped. I really need to make more of my BBQ sauce but since I’ve been slacking I had to use store bought. Gasp! Brush all sides of the poppers with the BBQ sauce.
Place on the grill. Try not to have the grill too hot because you want the cheese to be hot when finished without the bacon turned to a blackened mess. Turn the poppers a couple of times as it cooks.
I served these with a fresh salad so the meal wouldn’t be too heavy. But these are perfect for grilling and summertime meals.
I have had the same experience with jalapenos. I have them where I wasn’t sure it was even a hot pepper. Then I got them from my CSA last summer and they were so hot I couldn’t eat them and neither could the hot pepper fans in my family. You are right can’t tell by looking at them.
Wish they were colour coded!
Glad you enjoyed them, they look spot on 🙂
Thanks! I do need to get the stuff to smoke them. Bet that’s amazing.
Oh yes 🙂 but this looks good too!
Very nice. The bit of heat can come as a surprise. They look lovely.
If only it was a bit! LOL
I love stuffed jalepenos, even though they make me cry while I’m eating them! These look delicious!
oh, these look so good!!!
Thank you! 😊
These look like a wonderful treat! Probably wise to wear the gloves though 🙂 haha
Oh yes. As I’ve gotten older it’s gotten quite painful! Thank goodness for the gloves. Thanks for stopping by!