Smoky Cheddar Jalapeño Poppers

Smoky Cheddar Jalapeño Poppers

May 8, 2015 0 By Admiral BigGun

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This may be a bit of of a shock, but I am not a huge fan of the cream cheese. I have longed to find a great Jalapeño popper appetizer using something other than cream cheese as the primary ingredient, but alas… i have been less than successful. Well… I didn’t let that get me down so i decided to try some experimenting on my own… and this was the result.

Get ready for a great tailgating first course… Jalapeño Poppers… smoky cheddar style!

6 LARGE (Big Honking) Jalapeño peppers
6 Pack of Smoked Cheddar Brats 
Thin Sliced Bacon
1 Pinch of Seasoned Salt

Slice ends of those peppers (set them aside) and hollow out the insides (a butter knife works pretty good here)

grilled jalapeno poppers

Slice off the tip

Slide brat gently into pepper (no impure thoughts here…. just enjoy the experience while you stuff that baby in there)


slide that brat into the pepper

I’m too sexy for my pepper… too sexy for my pepper… too sex-y

Cut off the top of the brat even with the end of the pepper and reattach the pepper’s top

pepper poppers ready for bacon

Bring out the bacon!

Wrap the entire appetizer with bacon and hold in place with skewer. One strip of bacon per pepper. Sprinkle seasoning over bacon and place on grill.

Continue to Grill over indirect heat at about 300-325 until the peppers are hot and juicy and the bacon is browned, 30 to 40 minutes.

 Jalapeño Poppers on the grill

Smoky Cheddar Jalapeño Pepper Poppers

Remove and serve hot… be the envy of your rivals.



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