Stuffed Jalapeño Chile Poppers

Looking for a fun appetizer this Memorial Day? Look no further. These hot little peppers are incredible on the grill. Cut the tops off, scoop out the seeds and stuff them with any variety of cheese, bacon, chutney, you name it. Once you’ve had these succulent little poppers you won’t believe you’ve lived without them for so long.

Wondering how to grill these babies? Well leave it to Steven Raichlen, author of The Barbecue! Bible and How to Grill, for coming up with the Chile Pepper Grill Rack. This stainless steel, dishwasher-safe device makes it easy to impress your friends with poppers and anything else you can think to do with it. It comes with a chile corer that makes removing the membrane and seeds a snap.

Of course if you’re having company for Memorial Day like most of us this rack holds 18 Jalapeño peppers. Although that may sound like a lot believe me it’s not. You may want to purchase two of these racks since they are going to be the hit of the party. They’re so good you just can’t get enough of them.

I’m sure you’re wondering how to make them. Well here’s a video I found that SurLaTable put together using one of Raichlen’s recipes. However, be creative and come up with your own.

Here are a couple other stuffing ideas that you might like to try.

4 ounces of goat cheese, softened
1 teaspoon chopped chives
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
½ teaspoon Asian Chili Sauce

In a bowl, mix together the goat cheese, chives, zest and Chili Sauce and put into a pastry bag or zip lock baggie with the tip cut off.

After cutting the tops off the Jalapeño Peppers and coring out the seeds, insert the tip of your pastry bag and squeeze the cheese mixture inside. Place chile peppers in the Chile Pepper Grill Rack then pop on the grill and see the magic happen.

You can also use a mixture of equal parts mango chutney or apricot jam and cream cheese. Stuff the same as above.

Trust me, if you grill these poppers up, family and friends will be talking about them for weeks. YUM!

Check out your local stores for these incredible racks or find them here.

You’ll wonder how you ever lived without them!

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  1. Hi from Italy Vicki! It’s nice to follow your blog…I find many interesting recipes I do not know. This of the jalapenos is great! And the device to do them geniusly great. Many greetings, apranzoconbea

  2. Thank you so much APRANZOCONBEA. I spent some time in Italy a few summers ago and found the food there to be incredibly delicious. I look forward to the day we go back again.

    Your blog looks wonderful. I would love to follow it. Would you be able to add the Google Translate on your blog so that I would be able to read it? (I have one on the right side of this blog). Unfortunately my Italian is not that good. I knew just enough to get by when I traveled through Italy.

    I’m glad you enjoy my recipes, etc. Thank you for your post.

    Warm Regards,

  3. Hello Vicky! thank you! your suggestion is right…I should install google translator to make it comprehensible to foreigners…well well…I will work to add it sure! unless I do decide to make a double language blog, which would be great. I like to follow your blog because it opens my knowledge to quite different recepies from my tradition! 😉

  4. Wow a double language blog! That’s really impressive. Maybe my daughter can help me with one. She’s been studying Italian for years and speaks it fairly well. I just know the basics.

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