Applewood Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

Applewood Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

Category Pork Appetizers Sides Quick and Easy Grill New Year's Game Day Cinco de Mayo
Servings 6
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes

These grilled jalapeno poppers with Applewood bacon are a great way to spice up your usual game day menu. It's the perfect appetizer to serve before baby back ribs, as the bacon flavor primes the taste buds for the pork main event. And, you can never go wrong serving these with a slice. Whatever dish you choose, these Applewood Bacon Jalapeno Poppers with be a hit with your guests and may just bring a few uninvited guests over after word spreads.

Pit Boss Kitchen


  • 1 Pack Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
  • 1 Pack Cream Cheese, Softened
  • Cut in Half Lengthwise, Destemmed, Deveined and Deseeded Jalapeno Peppers
  • 8 Strips Smoked Applewood Bacon, Cut in Half

Special Tools

  • Grill Basket
  • Toothpicks


  1. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, our Limited Edition Pit Boss Bourbon Apple Rub and cheddar cheese. Mix until completely combined.
  2. Using a spoon, fill the peppers with the cream cheese mixture. Wrap each pepper with a half slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Repeat until all jalapeno poppers are finished.
  3. Preheat your Pit Boss Grill to 400°F. Place your jalapeno poppers on the grill basket and grill for 15-20 minutes, or until the bacon is cooked and crispy.
  4. Serve and Enjoy!

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