Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

This recipe is inspired by Sela's friend Randy Chapman.


Makes 24 poppers
Total time: 1 Hour, 45 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 1 Hours
Total: 1 Hour, 45 Minutes


24 jalapeño peppers
1 1/2 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons pepper jelly
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
24 bacon slices


1. Cut stems off peppers. Cut each pepper lengthwise down 1 side, leaving other side intact; remove seeds and membranes using a small spoon. Rinse peppers under cold water to remove any remaining seeds.

2. Stir together cream cheese and next 4 ingredients. Spoon cream cheese mixture into a zip-top plastic freezer bag. (Do not seal.) Snip 1 corner of bag to make a small hole. Pipe a small amount of mixture into each pepper, and wrap each with 1 bacon slice. Secure with wooden picks.

3. Light 1 side of grill, heating to 400° to 500° (high) heat; leave other side unlit. Arrange peppers over unlit side, and grill, covered with grill lid, 22 to 25 minutes on each side.

Inspired by Randy Chapman,

Southern Living

July 2012
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