Bacon Wrapped BBQ Jalapeño Poppers

jalapeno poppers on the grill

So, you’re hosting a party for 4th of July. This is a huge step for all of you grillers out there.


Time to start planning. Its pretty easy to come up with the main courses like steak, hot dogs, and burgers (come back on Saturday for my 4th of July burger recipe). But what about appetizers? You know, like grilled jalapeño poppers?


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bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers


What are jalapeño poppers?


Enter the world of some of the best food you can think of: jalapeño poppers. My favorite appetizer, these spicy and creamy grilled jalapeno poppers are bursting with flavor from the inside out.


jalapeno poppers on the grill


First off, these are cored out jalapeños filled with cream cheese and then wrapped with bacon. They are first grilled and then lathered in Smokehouse BBQ Sauce. Why the sauce though?


Why add bbq sauce?


BBQ sauce adds a massive amount of flavor to meat, veggies and more. Overall, it is a fantastic way of creating great flavor in any grilling dish.



The best addition that BBQ sauce brings is its sweetness. This sweetness really compliments the spiciness of the jalapeños in my Bacon Wrapped BBQ Jalapeño Poppers recipe.


I like to add BBQ sauce to my jalapeño poppers because it is smoky, sweet, and caramelizes the outside layer. Grilled Jalapeno Poppers taste best when paired up with the sauce.


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Well, your answer is here! Try my new Bacon Wrapped BBQ Jalapeño Poppers. These crispy and sweet favorites are super easy to make and will definitely be a conversation starter.


So let the Jalapeño Poppers get the party started, and you enjoy Independence Day with the ones you love. Cheers!



Bacon Wrapped BBQ Jalapeno Poppers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Sweet and spicy with a touch of zest. Try these Bacon Wrapped BBQ Jalapeño Poppers asap.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, BBQ
Servings: 2 people
Author: Derek Wolf
  • 8-10 full jalapenos
  • 1 bottle of Cowboy Hickory Smoke BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 cup of cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup of sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8-10 strips of bacon
  • 8-10 toothpicks
  • Handful of Cowboy Hickory Wood Chunks
  1. Light the Cowboy Hardwood Lump Charcoal in a charcoal chimney or mound inside your grill and let burn for 10-15 minutes.

  2. Place a handful of Hickory Wood Chunks onto fire and let burn for 5 minutes.
  3. Soak toothpicks in water in order to prevent burning.
  4. In a bowl, mix the cream cheese and sharp cheddar thoroughly.
  5. Cut top off jalapenos and scrap out all of the seeds.
  6. Stuff jalapenos with cheese mixture.
  7. Wrap a whole piece of bacon around jalapenos and secure with a toothpick.
  8. Once the grill is mostly white ash coals and medium heat, then place wrapped jalapenos on top.
  9. Let jalapenos grills for 7 minutes per side or until your level of crispiness for the bacon.
  10. Pull jalapenos off the grill and brush Cowboy Hickory Smoke BBQ Sauce on top.
  11. Enjoy and Happy 4th of July!
Recipe Notes

Gear: Cowboy Charcoal and Smokehouse BBQ Sauce



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