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An Appetizer Recipe For Your Gas Grill - Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Peppers

February 27, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 330

This is my favorite appetizer recipe for the gas grill, without a doubt. It is also the one that friends and family ask for the most often. I have always loved traditional, deep-fried jalapeño poppers. Years ago, I was on a low-carb diet and craving them. The breading made jalapeño poppers a definite no-no on my diet. I knew I needed a suitable substitute. I replaced the breading with bacon and cooked them on my gas grill. They were awesome! I have played around with the recipe since then and it has evolved into something quite spectacular. This finely tuned recipe combines the saltiness of the bacon and the sweetness of the pineapple with the spiciness of the cayenne and jalapeño peppers. The combination is outstanding and it hits your taste buds on all levels. Trust me, these are worth making. Here is my recipe for grilled stuffed bacon-wrapped jalapeño peppers.

Ingredients

8 ounces of cream cheese, at room temperature

1 tablespoon of finely minced fresh pineapple

2 large garlic cloves, minced fine

1 teaspoon of granulated or powdered onion

1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder (feel free to increase or decrease the Cayenne to suit your personal level of spice preference)

1/4 teaspoon of sea salt

15 large jalapeño peppers

15 slices of bacon

15 toothpicks

Directions

Heat your gas grill to medium heat. Lightly brush the rack with the cooking oil of your choice to prevent sticking, unless your gas grill rack is not prone to sticking.

Put the cream cheese, minced pineapple, minced garlic, onion, cayenne and salt into a small mixing bowl. Mix until everything is well combined. Set aside.

Cut the jalapeño peppers in half lengthwise and remove the seeds and pith. Fill each jalapeño pepper half with the cream cheese mixture.

Cut the bacon in half lengthwise. Wrap each stuffed jalapeño pepper half with a piece of bacon. Secure with a toothpick.

Place the wrapped, stuffed jalapeño peppers directly on the grill rack. Close the grill lid. Grill until the bacon is fully cooked; this should take about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the exact temperature of your gas grill. Allow to cool slightly, then remove the toothpicks before serving.

Tips and Suggestions

Be careful when dealing with the jalapeño peppers; they can cause burns if handled improperly. The best option is to wear disposable gloves while cutting, seeding and stuffing them. Never touch your eyes or any other sensitive areas after touching spicy peppers.

Canned pineapple may be substituted for fresh if needed, but it tends to be wetter. Blot the canned pineapple pieces with a dry kitchen towel before mincing them.

Make sure the equipment you use is worthy of such a delicious appetizer. You will want a well-powered gas grill for this recipe that provides even heat to avoid any raw spots. This is particularly important since this recipe involves raw pork. Visit Gas Grill Reviews to find the best gas grill for this recipe and so much more. You will also find more great grilling recipes, all provided free of charge,

Heather Krasovec, creator of http://best-gas-grill-reviews.net/, uses her extensive experience in food based industries to help consumers make the best choices when purchasing outdoor cooking equipment.

Source: EzineArticles
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