Chorizo Garlic Grilled Jalapeño Popper Recipe

Jalapeño poppers are great when cooked on the grill. The bacon will crisp up pretty well, and you just can't beat the induced smoke flavor when cooking over wood. I personally like to mix a little chorizo and garlic into my cream cheese before I stuff the jalapeños and wrap them in bacon. A great jalapeño popper is cooked indirectly over a nice bed of hot coals until the bacon is done. You can eat them right off the pit or dip them in your favorite BBQ sauce. No matter how you prefer them, jalapeño poppers are one of the best appetizers you can serve.

Mix the Chorizo, Cream Cheese, Monterrey Jack, and Garlic

Cream cheese, Chorizo, garlic, and cheese mixed together

Wrap each jalapeno popper in bacon

Stuff each jalapeno with the mixture and wrap in bacon. Secure the bacon by inserting a toothpick through the popper.

Jalapeno Poppers on the Grill

Place them on the grill and enjoy when they are done! When the bacon is done, they are done.

Chorizo Garlic Grilled Jalapeño Poppers


1. 18 pickled or fresh jalapeños halved and seeded.
2. 1 - 8 oz. package of cream cheese.
3. 1/2 lb of chorizo
4. 3 cloves of garlic, minced
5. 1 - lb. of bacon.
6. 1/2 lb of Monterrey jack cheese


1. Cook the chorizo in a frying pan and drain the oil
2. Add the minced garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
3. Let the chorizo cool
4. Mix the chorizo with the cream cheese
5. Apply the mixture to the jalapeño halves
6. Wrap the stuffed jalapeños with bacon
7. Grill indirectly over a hot fire until the bacon is done.

I usually dip them in BBQ Sauce to add even more kick!