Grilled Poppers!

I have been searching for cool new foods to cook outside on the grill, because lets face it, this time of year I don’t want to turn on the oven.. if I don’t have to.

With the 4th of July coming up, I’m sure there will be tons of BBQ’s and parties with your friends and families. Is it just me, or does everything cooked on the grill taste so much better?

Jalapeno Peppers are one of our favorite appetizers, and when we stumbled across a grilled “popper” holder (at one of my favorite stores- T.J.Maxx)  I knew something amazing was about to happen!

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Ingredients for Poppers:

  • 10 Jalapeno peppers
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp cheddar cheese
  • Thin sliced Prosciutto ham (taste similar to bacon

 

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The first thing you will need to do is cut the top off the Jalapeno peppers. You may want to wear gloves because this type of pepper can have very spicy seeds inside. You will then need to clean out the peppers so all of the seeds are gone. Then rinse them under water to remove some of the extra spice. Because, BOY these babies can be HOT!

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Okay, you got the spice mostly out. Now its time to make the delicious filling. Start off by softening the cream cheese for 20 seconds in the microwave (just enough to mix it easy). Then add the cheddar cheese and combine together.

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Now you can spread the filling lightly on top of the ham. Make sure to make a nice thin layer so its easy to roll up.

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Like this … remember to keep it nice and tight so it fits inside the pepper.
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You may have to cut your ham roll up in half to fit inside the pepper. Tuck in the ham the best you can. Then top them off with some of the left over filling. You can add the tops back on them if you’d like, just remember to make sure you take the seeds out of the tops as well. {trust me} the seeds are very HOT!

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If you don’t have a popper stand, you can just lay them on some heavy duty tin foil. Pop these {bad boys} on the hot grill for about 30 minutes. Once they’re nice and browned they are done. The key here is the longer you grill them, the less spicy they will be.

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Mmm… now sit back and enjoy!!! They will have a nice smoked flavor full of mouth watering juice.

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