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I am one who likes spicy food. One of my favorite snacks are Fire Roasted Jalepeno Poppers. I was first introduced to these when I was working in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The ingredients for a typical batch are as follows:

(15) - Jalepeno Peppers Medium to Large size
(1lb) - Sliced Bacon, preferably a high quality bacon that is sliced consistently. I usually use center cut bacon.
(1lb) - Cream Cheese)
(15) - Toothpicks

I would typically start by cutting off the top of the Jalepeno peppers by the stem end. Once the ends are cut off, proceed to core the pepper removing the seeds and the core of the pepper.

I have done this many times with a very small paring knife, but over the years I have migrated to a small vegetable peeler, as it is much faster for coring the pepper (I usually make 30 to 45 of these in a batch)

Once the pepper is cored, proceed to take a small spoon and stuff the pepper with Cream Cheese. I try to pack as much cream cheese in the pepper as I can. Now, over the years I have also migrated to a Beef Jerkey shooter gun for filling cream cheese in the peppers. However, I have also used the spoon method many times while camping.

Once the peppers are filled with the Cream Cheese, they are wrapped with the strips of bacon. I would start by hanging the bacon over the top of the pepper, covering the cream cheese. I would let the one end of the bacon strip hang almost to the bottom of the jalepeno pepper. Next, you need to wrap the remaining bacon around the perimeter of the pepper. This results in the bacon being secured to the pepper. On smaller Peppers, it may be necessary to trim some excess bacon of the wrap.

Now at the tail end of the bacon wrap, insert a toothpick through the bacon tail and through the pepper. You will now have a Jalepeno Popper, wrapped in Bacon. The bacon covers the cream cheese and keeps it from falling out.

Once all of these are prepped and ready to go, they will be cooked on a grill grate over either fire pit coals, charcoal, or even a Gas Grill (of course the Big Green Egg works too, but not very portable). Continue cooking and rotating peppers throught the cook. You do need to tend to them, as they can catch on fire really easy. However, as long as you keep an eye on the cook, they should be done in about 20 minutes. Basically when the bacon is typically done, the pepper is done.

The Prep process will take about 30 minutes as they are kind of time consuming to prepare. However, they taste awesome.

Of course anything that is contains cream cheese and is flavored with Bacon Grease has to be good....Keeps the heart in check, gotta let it know whos boss once and awhile :D .
 

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No kiddin. Heck, I'll even bring food if Steves cookin!
 

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I'm sure you will have to stand in line!!!

Steve, have you ever tried the racks they make to stand the poppers up in?
 

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ElecTech said:
I'm sure you will have to stand in line!!!

Steve, have you ever tried the racks they make to stand the poppers up in?
Yes, I have thought about it. There are some nice ones here

http://www.irondesert.com/

They are called Chile Grills. However, I have never bought one. Maybe someday. It would probably make the whole process simpler.
 

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You can pick up some cheap ones at Lowes for about $8 or $10.
 

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Pork Fat rules baby...
These sound good...
 

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These sound delicious Steve, we definitely need to hook up at the rally. Pork, the other white meat :D
 

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I did some almost like that, but used ground sausage and cream cheese wrapped in bacon. For 30 years my wife hates spicy food but she likes the jalapeno cut up in food like green peppers now.

I'll be heading to Lowes for some of those holder .
 

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My buddies have stuffed the Jalepenos with ground sausage and sometimes either a Mozzerella or Chedder cheese as well.....Nothin' beats a Jalepeno cooked in porkfat LOL
 

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GPER said:
I did some almost like that, but used ground sausage and cream cheese wrapped in bacon. For 30 years my wife hates spicy food but she likes the jalapeno cut up in food like green peppers now.

I'll be heading to Lowes for some of those holder .
Now I have eaten something like this, got the recipe when I lived in Texas, they called the Armadillo eggs. They are good, takes most the hot out of the peppers really habit forming.

Haven't found any fresh peppers around here in the stores.
 

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That recipe sounds good I'm gonna have to try that one.Another good bacon grilling recipe I like is to wrap it around mushrooms on a kabob stick and baste with honey.
 

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87youngblood said:
That recipe sounds good I'm gonna have to try that one.Another good bacon grilling recipe I like is to wrap it around mushrooms on a kabob stick and baste with honey.
that sounds good too...I will have to try that
 
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