Frugal Foodie Mama: Sweet & Spicy BBQ Stuffed Jalapenos

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sweet & Spicy BBQ Stuffed Jalapenos

Stuffed with a creamy cheese filling and topped with sweet pineapple, these Sweet & Spicy BBQ Stuffed Jalapenos are the perfect way to start your backyard barbecue...
Stuffed with a creamy cheese filling and topped with sweet pineapple, these Sweet & Spicy BBQ Stuffed Jalapenos are the perfect way to start your backyard barbecue.
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Who else is excited that barbecue season has finally arrived? I have two reasons for my love of grilling season: 1) I adore barbecued food! and 2) My husband is the primary tender of our grill, so this lady gets the evening off from cooking when we decide to cook out. While I love a good rack of ribs or a juicy grilled steak, sometimes it's hard to wait that long for that delicious grilled flavor. That's why I like to have a couple of simple and quick summer barbecue finger food recipes on hand like these Sweet & Spicy BBQ Stuffed Jalapenos that I am sharing with you all today.

A few tips for these stuffed jalapenos ... Buy the straightest jalapenos that you can find! If your jalapeno pepper has a curve in it, it will not lay flat on the grill rack, and that cheesy goodness will spill out. Just remember- a flat pepper lies flat. The most time-consuming part of this recipe is the halving and seeding of the jalapenos, so if you're planning to whip these up for an evening barbecue, just cut and seed them a few hours before, cover, and refrigerate. Stuff them right before throwing them on the grill.



Stuffed with a creamy cheese filling and topped with sweet pineapple, these Sweet & Spicy BBQ Stuffed Jalapenos are the perfect way to start your backyard barbecue.
Sweet & Spicy BBQ Stuffed Jalapenos

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
Ingredients (Serves 8-10)
  • 8 to 10 fresh jalapenos, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 4 oz. Kroger 33% Less Fat Neufchatel Cheese, softened
  • 1/3 light sour cream
  • 1/3 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup Kroger This Is The Original Barbecue Sauce, plus 3 to 4 Tbsp. extra for finishing the jalapenos
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup, approximately, Kroger Pineapple Tidbits, juices drained
Instructions
Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. (Alternately, preheat your oven to 450°F.)

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the Neufchatel cheese, sour cream, Colby Jack cheese, ¼ cup barbecue sauce, salt and garlic.

Brush the halved and seeded jalapenos with the olive oil. Place them open-side-up on a grill pan or aluminum foil-lined baking sheet (if baking and not grilling). Fill each jalapeno half with the cream cheese mixture (about 3 to 4 Tbsp).

Cover and grill the peppers for about 8 minutes or until the bottoms are charred and the cheese mixture is slightly browned. (Alternately, bake in a 450°F oven for 8 minutes; then broil for 1 to 2 minutes.)

Place the stuffed jalapeno halves on a serving board or platter. Top with the pineapple tidbits (about three tidbits per pepper half). Then drizzle them with the remaining 3 to 4 Tbsp. of barbecue sauce.
Serve immediately while still warm. Enjoy!

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Tip: Wear rubber or plastic gloves when cutting and seeding these spicy babies. You will thank me for this later if you forget the gloves and then rub your eyes with your fingers. Trust me. ;)
Stuffed with a creamy cheese filling and topped with sweet pineapple, these Sweet & Spicy BBQ Stuffed Jalapenos are the perfect way to start your backyard barbecue.

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