Friday, February 5, 2010

"Super" Jalapeno Poppers

It all started with an email from my friend Scott.  He was wondering if there was a way to make Jalapeno Poppers without cream cheese.  My first thought was avocado.  Well, Scott ran with my suggestion and here's the result - an AWESOME recipe for Paleo Jalapeno Poppers which, Scott refers to as, "Atomic Buffalo Turds"!! 

"Super" Jalapeno Poppers

12 strips center cut, nitrate free bacon
12 jalapeno peppers
4 ripe avocados
1 Tbsp honey
1/2 cup sundried tomatoes
  • Wash and core jalapenos, removing all seeds (unless you really like heat!!).
  • Mash the avocados in a small mixing bowl.
  • Chop the sundried tomatoes into pea-sized pieces (a food processor works great for this).
  • Add honey and chopped sundried tomatoes to the mashed avocado and mix well.
  • Stuff the jalapenos with the "gooey green goodness".
  • Wrap each pepper in a strip of bacon.

  • Grill at 250 degrees using indirect heat (this is important so that the jalepenos do not char) for 20-30 minutes.  Watch closely.  Scott notes that it took 30 minutes, but it was 15 degrees outside when he made them...
  • "Bacon should be crisp when you pull the delicious, creamy, ode-to-goodness from the fire."
  • Scott's "Martha Stewart Tip":  Leave one jalepeno pepper partially cored as a 'refreshing' suprise for an unsuspecting guest.  This is sure to liven and social gathering.
These poppers are AWESOME!  I highly recommend them for this weekend's Super Bowl excitement or for any event that calls for a "Super" appetizer!  Thanks Scott!!

Let me know what you think...


  1. Those sound delicious! Wish I would have known about these before the Super Bowl :)

  2. I diced up some pre-cooked shrimp and added them to the avo mixture. I also omitted the honey and added a bit of salt. I baked for 20mins @ 350 and then broiled under 550 for 20 minutes, flipping the peppers over half way through. They were awesome and a huge hit with my BF!

    As another option, stuff cored jalapenos with 1 10-15 ct. shrimp and wrap w/ bacon. Also paleo and also SUPER delicious!

  3. Jeremy - "ATB's" are great ANYTIME!!

    rrc - the shrimp addition sounds AWESOME! I'm going to make them that way tomorrow! Thanks for the suggestion!