Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Jalopeno Poppers on the Weber

Ken is a great cook and loves his Weber grill. If you have never tasted food cooked on a Weber, you are missing out. It uses charcoal not gas. Ken also bought an add-on for the Weber called a  "smokenator." It sits  inside the Weber and by using flavored wood creates a smokey taste to the food.

In February when we came out to the campground for the day, he made Jalopeno poppers. We bought gloves to wear when we were cleaning and stuffing them. I remember well how my eyes and face burned from touching seeds last year.

Is that an alien cleaning the peppers?

He stuffed them with ground sausage, cream cheese and some cheddar cheese. Mmmm. They were good.

The second time he made them he skipped the sausage. They were just as good.

If you make them, be sure to get all the seeds out with a small spoon or knife. The seeds are what really make them hot in your mouth. We mixed the filling in a bowl and then he scooped it into the hollowed out peppers. He then wrapped a half piece of raw bacon over the top fastening it with toothpicks to hold the bacon on.

We had to improvise and invented our own holders for the first batch of poppers. We took a foil throw away pan, turned it upside down, and cut x-shaped slits in it. Ken then pushed the filled poppers into the slots to keep them upright. It worked pretty good.

Patent pending invention

Ken found popper holders online that cost anywhere from a few dollars to lots of money. One day while he was walking at the mall, he found these really neat popper holders at a Kitchen Store.

Shaped just like a jalopeno

I'll bet you don't know anyone else that has enough popper holders to be able to make 88 poppers at once. They were on sale so he couldn't resist.


  1. nothing like good food that sets your mouth on fire!!..yummy!

  2. Wow, and I just happen to have a surplus of jalapeno peppers coming out of the garden...Thanks I will have to try it...but will certainly be using gloves. That pepper juice can be deadly.