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Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos Easy BBQ by Glenn Connaughton

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Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers Recipe That Will Make Your Taste Buds Dance!

Spice up your BBQ with our grilled bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers recipe! Easy to make and full of flavor. Perfect for your next party or game day.

Recipe by Glenn Connaughton. Read about Glenn here.

Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos Easy BBQ by Glenn Connaughton

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

This is one of my absolute favorite BBQ appetizers! Here, jalapeños are stuffed with melty cheese and then wrapped in bacon. What else do you need? For this recipe, I use a shredded Mexican cheese blend, which usually contains cheddar, Monterey Jack, asadero, and queso quesadilla cheeses.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 16 Poppers


  • 1 Gas or Charcoal Grill


  • 8 jalapeño peppers
  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • ½ cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 8 bacon slices halved widthwise
  • 2 tablespoons Homemade Barbecue Rub or store-bought
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil


  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat (425°F) for direct heat cooking by lighting the heat source (or piling coals) in the spot that will be directly under the food.
  • Cut off the stems of the jalapeños and halve them lengthwise. Using a teaspoon, scrape out the seeds and the white membrane. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese and the cheese blend and mix well. Spoon equal portions of the cheese mixture into the jalapeño halves.
  • Wrap each jalapeño half with a half slice of bacon, securing it with a toothpick. (If you do not have toothpicks, make sure the ends of the bacon overlap on the bottom of the pepper, not against the cheese.) Sprinkle the rub over the wrapped poppers.
  • Put the oil on a folded paper towel and use a large pair of tongs to wipe down the grill grate with it.
  • Place the jalapeños on the grill, cheese-side down, and cook for about 6 minutes, or until the bacon gets crispy. Using long-handled tongs, carefully flip the poppers.
  • Reduce the heat to medium (350°F) and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp on all sides.


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