We like mexican food, and experimenting with recipes. So, we’re always looking to invent new recipes and steal some from friends (thanks Heather & Mike).
MB (for you new followers, that’s the hubster, Mike) has a hankerin for making variations of jalapeno poppers, stuffed jalapenos, etc. We had these recently and have made them a few times since. I’m sharing the method and ingredients for this version but obviously you can change them up as desired. (Note….I can hear MB sneezing outside as he is grilling, due to the fact that I think he inhaled a little too much jala jala while cleaning them, even though he had on Connie-Recommended cheap, but critical, plastic gloves.) Here’s the ingredients, minus the bacon, which I’ll introduce to you in a sec:
The making of the jala jalas!
I realized a little too late that I didn’t have any automatic (real) bacon bits, and knew we needed them, so I fried up a little bit of bacon, in my NEW GUY FIERI SKILLET. @GuyFieri I bought this little gem on the sale aisle while browsing on a weekend, and love it. Bought a little bit bigger one also, and the first person that uses metal in one of these is MINE. Well….in a nice way, of course. Here’s the new addition to my cooking family:
Sorry, I just don’t spend a ton of money on expensive cookware, and I really like this….nice and heavy and cooks amazing. Am going back for more! These are my jalapeno friends, headed outside for a nice evening on the new Weber:
We also do several bacon wrapped versions, but these are a little easier and less messy (grease, etc.). They key is the seasoning that Heather hooked us up with….McCormick’s Grill Mates Chipotle & Roasted Garlic seasoning salt. Really good, and I’ve not tried it in other dishes, but I’m thinking some grilled chicken would be amazing!
The delicious final product!
Enjoy and don’t hesitate to add your own personal touch, as we do!
Heather's Famous Jalapeno Poppers
1 Cup Whipped Cream Cheese Spread
1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp McCormick’s Grill Mates Chipotle & Roasted Garlic seasoning salt
1/8 cup (or more to taste) crumbled cooked bacon
Don some plastic gloves to wash, slice and remove veins and seeds from jalapenos. Mix cream cheese and all other ingredients, then stuff jalapenos halves. Place on grill proof baking sheet or foil pan and grill until cheese is melted and jalapenos are delightfully charred to taste. Enjoy.