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BBQ Sausage-Stuffed Grilled Jalapenos

BBQ Sausage-Stuffed Grilled Jalapenos

BBQ Sausage-Stuffed Grilled Jalapenos. Sweet and tangy barbecue sauce and sausage stuffing, stuffed in spicy delicious jalapenos, then wrapped in bacon and grilled.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine football food, grilling, party food, tailgating
Servings 8


  • 18 large jalapenos halved with seeds and ribs removed
  • 1 lb bulk sausage
  • ½ c panko bread crumbs
  • ½ c bbq sauce
  • 18 strips center-cut bacon halved
  • fresh cracked pepper


  • In a bowl, stir together the sausage, panko crumbs, and bbq sauce. Spoon roughly a tablespoon of the sausage mixture into each jalapeno half. Wrap each in half a strip of bacon. Place on a ventilated grill or broiling pan. Sprinkle fresh cracked pepper over top of the wrapped peppers.
  • Heat grill to high heat. Put in the grill pan on indirect heat (meaning, turn off the burners directly under the peppers). Cook 20 minutes until and stuffing is cooked through and bacon is starting to crisp. During this time, watch the grill temperature to keep it ~375-400F, turning on the direct burners under the peppers occasionally if necessary to maintain temperature.
  • Using thongs, gently turn each pepper over onto the grill grate over direct heat, top side down - this will drain off the fat from the sausage and crisp the tops of the bacon and peppers. Grill another minute or two until they are a little charred and awesome. Yield: 36 appetizers.

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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