Southern-style Bacon wrapped Jalapeño Poppers aren’t the ordinary old Jalapeño Poppers that you’ll find at your local watering hole or Bar and Grill, these deliciously spicy, smoky Jalapeño peppers have been hollowed out, then filled to the brim with cream cheese that has been seasoned with Cajun seasoning then wrapped in thick slices bacon and grilled to perfection on the Bbq.
36LargeJalapeno PeppersSeeds and membranes removed
2teaspoonsCajun Seasoningor to own taste
1pinchCayenne Red Pepperor to own taste
Wash the Jalapeno peppers in cold tap water, then remove the tops of the peppers with a sharp knife. Remove all the seeds and membranes with the tip of the sharp knife. I usually rinse them to be sure all the seeds are removed.
In a medium mixing bowl add the room temperature cream cheese, Cajun Seasoning ( I used Slap Ya Mama Brand, but you already know that by now) a pinch of ground cayenne pepper, a few dashes of hot sauce/Tabasco sauce, kosher salt, and freshly cracked black pepper to own taste. Use a hand mixer to combine all ingredients.
Use a piping bag with a large tip, to fill the clean and deseeded jalapeño peppers with softened cream cheese until the jalapeño pepper is full. Smooth the tops by scraping a knife over the top. Use a clean damp paper towel to wipe clean any cream cheese that may be on the outside of the cream cheese stuffed jalapeño pepper.
Preheat the gas or charcoal grill to medium heat
Wrap 1 slice of thick-sliced bacon around the cream cheese-filled Jalapeño evenly, secure with a wooden toothpick before placing in the metal Jalapeño Popper stand.
Once the grill has preheated place the metal Jalapeño Popper stand that you have filled with Southern-style Bacon wrapped Jalapeño Poppers and reduce heat to more of a low-medium heat. Cook on the grill till the Southern-style Bacon wrapped Jalapeño Poppers are completely roasted and the bacon is crisp. Time may vary.
Remove the Southern-style Bacon wrapped Jalapeño Poppers from the grill and let cool for about 5-6 minutes before removing from the metal stand and serving with your favorite Ranch dipping sauce or choice of sauce.
NOTE: This recipe makes 36 Southern-style Bacon wrapped Jalapeño Poppers, you may cut the recipe by cutting in ½ or even ¼ of the amount easily if desired.