Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

Have some sour cream nearby to complement and cool the burn from these piquant morsels.

from Taste of Home Backyard Grilling

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

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  • prep 60 min    cook 30 min

Ingredients

  • 24 medium jalapeno peppers
  • 1 pound uncooked chorizo or bulk spicy pork sausage
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 bacon strips, cut in half

    How to make it  1 hour, 30 minutes

  • 1

    Make a lengthwise cut in each jalapeno, about 1/8 inch deep; remove seeds. Combine the sausage and cheese; stuff into jalapenos. Wrap each with a piece of bacon; secure with toothpicks.

  • 2

    Prepare grill for indirect heat, using a drip pan. Place jalapenos over pan; grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 17-20 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer inserted into filling reads 160°. Grill, covered, over direct heat 1-2 minutes longer or until bacon is crisp. Makes 24.

Healthy Cooking Tip

When cutting or seeding hot peppers, use rubber or plastic gloves to protect your hands. Avoid touching your face.

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