Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos

Who doesn't love a good creamy stuffed jalapeno?? Growing up I was fortunate enough to go on vacation with my cousin and her parents. We would go to this place in Keystone South Dakota called the Red Garter Saloon. It was a really cool old time western saloon and they would have gun fights every night in the streets. My cousin and I would always order a shirley temple (until we were 21) and Jalapeno poppers. They had the best poppers ever and couldn't wait till they cooled enough to devour! I decided I would like to make some poppers but maybe a little healthier version. So, I did some searching and found this fantastic recipe from my cooking light magazine.

Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos
Yields: 14 servings

2 center cut slices bacon ( you could also substitute turkey bacon to make it even healthier)
1/4 cup (4oz) cream cheese softened
1/4 cup (4oz) fat free cream cheese softened
1/4 cup (1oz) shredded extra sharp cheddar
1 teaspoon lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 small garlic clove, minced
14 Jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded (If you find larger ones you may not need as many)
Cooking Spray
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 Tablespoons chopped seeded tomatoes

  1. 1. Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  2. Cook bacon in skillet till crispy. Crumble Bacon
  3. Combine bacon, cheeses, and next 4 ingredients (through garlic) in a bowl, stirring to combine
  4. Divide cheese evenly and fill the pepper halves. 
  5. Place peppers, cheese side up on a grill rack or grate coated with cooking spray
  6. Cover and grill peppers about 8 minutes until bottoms of peppers are charred and cheese is lightly brown.
  7. Place peppers on a serving platter and sprinkle with cilantro and tomato
Serving size 2 halves
Calories: 56 Fat: 4.1

Here they are on the grate that I use very often!! You could also make these up ahead of time and just cover, put in fridge and will be ready to throw on the grill when your ready. 

I would highly suggest using caution when eating these because they are very highly addictive!!!!

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