Sep 6, 2015

Big Green Egg: Jalapeño Poppers Two Ways


Big Green Egg:  Jalapeño Poppers Two Ways with bacon and sweet BBQ Sauce | The Lowcountry Lady

Jalapeño Poppers are perfect football season food.  They're a little spicy.  Ours are a little sweet.  They are simple, yet impressive.

Start with jalapeños.

Big Green Egg:  Jalapeño Poppers Two Ways with bacon and sweet BBQ Sauce | The Lowcountry Lady

The stars of both recipes are Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce and bacon.  Yes, bacon.


Big Green Egg:  Jalapeño Poppers Two Ways with bacon and sweet BBQ Sauce | The Lowcountry Lady

The two fillings are {left} cream cheese, Dizzy Dust & shredded cheddar cheese and {right} cream cheese, homemade bacon bits, cheddar cheese & sweet bbq sauce.


Big Green Egg:  Jalapeño Poppers Two Ways with bacon and sweet BBQ Sauce | The Lowcountry Lady

Cut the jalapeños length-wise and remove the seeds and ribs.  The seeds are where most of the heat is so unless you want these to be really hot, get those suckers out!


Big Green Egg:  Jalapeño Poppers Two Ways with bacon and sweet BBQ Sauce | The Lowcountry Lady

Fill half of your jalapeños with the Dizzy Dust filling.


Big Green Egg:  Jalapeño Poppers Two Ways with bacon and sweet BBQ Sauce | The Lowcountry Lady

Wrap that set with bacon and secure with a toothpick.


Big Green Egg:  Jalapeño Poppers Two Ways with bacon and sweet BBQ Sauce | The Lowcountry Lady

Fill the other half with the bbq sauce and bacon bit filling.


Big Green Egg:  Jalapeño Poppers Two Ways with bacon and sweet BBQ Sauce | The Lowcountry Lady

Top those generously with bread crumbs.


Big Green Egg:  Jalapeño Poppers Two Ways with bacon and sweet BBQ Sauce | The Lowcountry Lady

Place them all on the egg, raised grate over direct heat around 350 degrees.  Remove the bread-crumb topped set after about 20 minutes and the bacon-wrapped after 30.


Big Green Egg:  Jalapeño Poppers Two Ways with bacon and sweet BBQ Sauce | The Lowcountry Lady

Top the bacon wrapped poppers with a little Sweet Baby Rays.  Allow them all to sit for a few minutes, then enjoy!


Big Green Egg:  Jalapeño Poppers Two Ways with bacon and sweet BBQ Sauce | The Lowcountry Lady




Cream Cheese and Bacon Filled, Breaded Jalapeño Poppers

Ingredients -
  • 4 Jalapeños
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese (the real stuff, no low fat)
  • 2 oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Sweet BBQ Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons of Homemade Bacon Bits
  • 1/4 Cup Breadcrumbs

Directions -
  • Heat your BGE (or oven) to 350 degrees using direct heat and a raised grate
  • Cut jalapeños in half lengthwise and remove seeds and ribs, set aside
  • Mix cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bbq sauce and bacon until well combined
  • Generously stuff each jalapeño
  • Top the stuffed peppers with bread crumbs and press the crumbs in a bit
  • Place the poppers on the BGE and cook for about 20 minutes, until the breadcrumbs start to brown
  • Remove from the heat, let cool a bit and enjoy!


Cream Cheese and Dizzy Dust Filled, Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

Ingredients -
  • 4 Jalapeños
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese (the real stuff, no low fat)
  • 2 oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Dizzy Dust (find at local specialty grilling store or get it here on Amazon)
  • 8 Pieces Bacon
  • 2 Tablespoons Sweet BBQ Sauce

Directions -
  • Heat your BGE (or oven) to 350 degrees using direct heat and a raised grate
  • Cut jalapeños in half lengthwise and remove seeds and ribs, set aside
  • Mix cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and Dizzy Dust until well combined
  • Generously stuff each jalapeño
  • Wrap each pepper with a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick
  • Place the poppers on the BGE and cook for about 30 minutes (you may want to turn up the heat for the last 5 minutes for crispier bacon)
  • Remove from the heat and top with bbq sauce
  • Let cool and enjoy!


Big Green Egg:  Jalapeño Poppers Two Ways with bacon and sweet BBQ Sauce | The Lowcountry Lady

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