We were at the farmers market in Kelsyville when we saw these huge jalapenos. They were screaming to be stuffed with cheese and wrapped in bacon. The farmer warned us that these jalapenos were very hot. 'Oh Boulderdash!', I have never met a jalapeno too hot. Once we got home these beauty's were rinsed in cool water.
Some 'Old Fashion' cured bacon from 'Dee's Meats' (Bacon Revue to follow) would blanket these cheese wielding peppers.A combination of cream and cheddar cheese was stuffed in a clean jalapeno half. I have handled peppers hundreds of times and always have rinsed my hands after slicing them. Today was no exception. Somewhere this farmer had a smile on his face. Of course I rubbed my eye and immediately realized my mistake. Have you ever seen a grown Mad Meat Genius cry. This was not the only area that I touched. I will spare you the details. This pepper was smoking hot. Once I stopped blubbering the peppers were baked on the Weber.
The peppers were arranged on a sheet of aluminum foil A couple of holes were poked in the bottom to allow bacon fat to drain. 50 charcoals were lit and arranged into a indirect heat pattern. A aluminum pan was placed under the foil to collect the drained grease. Once the fire was to temperature a stick of applewood was dispatched to the fire. The vents were closed half way and the peppers were left to bake for 20 minutes. These bacon cheese bombs were so hot and tasty. Bacon, melted cheeses, and super hot jalapenos make for a delicious snack or side dish. Nest time I will wear protective gear while preparing these treats