I wrote an article on stuffed peppers that made me think about other vegetables that could be stuffed. While on the tangent of peppers, I thought I would have a look-see for Stuffed Jalapeños. Well here we go! These bad boys are full to bursting with deliciousness.
Wash your jalapeño peppers under cold, running water; pat dry with paper towel. Cut the tops off each jalapeño, about ¼–inch down from the stem, keeping the top for later as a cap.
Using a paring knife or apple corer, remove the seeds and veins from the peppers. Give the peppers a pat on the bottom to remove all of the seeds; discard the seeds and veins and set the clean pepper aside.
In a frying pan, sauté the diced bacon for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the bacon is getting a little crisp. Add the onion and cook for another minute until tender. Remove from heat and drain off excess fat. Cool.
In a bowl combine the bacon/onion mixture, cream cheese, lime juice,green onion, cheddar, cilantro and Bone Dust. Add a big splash of tequila and mix well. Stuff each Jalapeño with the bacon mixture, making sure to tightly pack the mixture into the peppers.
Top each pepper with the reserved cap. Place one pepper into each hole in the Chili Pepper Grill Plank. If the peppers are too small, skewer them with a toothpick through the center to prevent the pepper from falling through the hole.
Preheat your grill to medium–high heat. Place the plank on the grill and close the lid. Plank roast the stuffed peppers for 20 to 30 minutes, until the peppers are tender and lightly charred on the bottom and the stuffing is hot and gooey. Remove from grill and serve immediately, preferably with shots of chilled tequila.
Tips and Tricks
When buying your peppers, choose the ones that are big, long, tapered and firm.
Be creative with your stuffing. Replace bacon with crab, shrimp,cooked ground beef, pork, grilled mushrooms, or anything else you can think of!
Use a ziploc bag as a piping bag to fill the peppers. Fill the bag, zip, cut off one corner and use it like a piping bag.
Or you could make Jalapeño Bombs.
How did your plank turn out? Your peppers? What did you stuff them with?