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Grilled Jalapenos

When barbecuing for friends at home, I also use the grill to serve up hot appetizers. These crowd-pleasing stuffed peppers have a bit of bite. They were concocted by my son. —Catherine Hollie, Cleveland, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 24 fresh jalapeno peppers
  • 3/4 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 12 bacon strips, halved

Directions

  • Wash peppers. Cut a slit along one side of each pepper. Remove seeds; rinse and dry peppers.
  • In a skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stuff peppers with sausage and wrap with bacon; secure with soaked toothpicks.
  • Grill peppers, uncovered, turning frequently, over medium heat until tender and bacon is crisp, about 15 minutes.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1 stuffed pepper: 97 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 179mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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