Jalapeno Poppers

    1 hour

    These chillies make the perfect appetiser or starter. Jalapeno chillies are stuffed with cream cheese, Parmesan and Cheddar, then wrapped in bacon and grilled on the barbecue.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 225g cream cheese
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic granules
    • 170g grated Cheddar cheese
    • 16 whole jalapeno chillies with stems
    • 8 rashers streaky bacon, cut in half crosswise

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat barbecue for medium heat and lightly oil the cooking grate.
    2. Mix together the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic granules and Cheddar cheese in a bowl until the mixture is thoroughly blended.
    3. Lay a jalapeno chilli onto a work surface and cut a lengthways sliver from the side of the pepper, exposing the seeds and white membrane. With the handle of a teaspoon, scrape out the seeds and membrane, leaving the hollow pepper. Repeat for the rest of the chillies. Chop up the chilli slices and mix into the cheese stuffing. Stuff each pepper with cheese mixture and wrap each stuffed chilli in a half a rasher of bacon. Secure with cocktail sticks.
    4. Grill the poppers on a cooler part of the barbecue until the chillies are hot and juicy and the bacon is browned, 30 to 40 minutes.

    Jalapeno chillies

    Can be purchased in speciality markets or online.

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    Reviews in English (52)


    These are great. But SUPER HOT! I also cheated and cooked them in the oven. Turned out great. I also added garlic and onion powder to the cheese mixture.  -  05 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    INCREDIBLE!!! These are always a hit when I serve them. A few changes I made: (1) I use a liittle less garlic powder in the cheese mixture, (2) I add a piece of sliced sausage before I wrap the bacon around the pepper, and (3) I cut the jalapenos in half instead of just removing a sliver and stuffing that way. You have got to try these.. .thanks Pedally!!!  -  03 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My husband didn't care for the poppers. Not just these poppers, he didn't like any. I think they would be easier in the oven, as suggested by others. I found them quite tasty and easy to do. I opted to split the jalapeno to get the seeds and membranes out and then reserved a few jalapenos to use to mix with the cream cheese mixture.  -  18 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)