Jalapeno Rack Recipes

Many jalapeño stuffings are primarily cream cheese. And, not that there’s anything incorrect with that, but I like packing my peppers with regular cheese. This leaves the edges crispy and blackened, and full of molten cheese goodness.

Things To Keep In Mind Before You Start Cooking

Gloves for pepper prep: Normally, I don’t use gloves when I’m handling hot peppers. For which I feel sorry later when I rub my eyes or nose later on. But, generally, it’s not that huge a deal. This recipe is an exception. I handle a lot of peppers in this one, cutting, coring, stuffing, and getting my hands all over the pepper. You can avoid the gloves. However, I ‘d recommend wearing a pair of powder-free latex gloves while stuffing if you’re brave (or foolhardy).

Rack size: Check the size of your peppers against the size of your rack, smaller holes might not hold larger peppers, and smaller peppers will fail the holes once they’ve softened in the grill for a while. Get a rack that holds 18 to 24 peppers; many people can only deal with two or 3 of these spicy peppers before they cry; unless you’re feeding a substantial crowd (or a devoted group of chilli heads), 24 peppers will be ample.

No pepper roasting rack? Prepare them sideways by making jalapeno boats. Cut the peppers in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds and ribs, leaving the stem end on. (Think “little jalapeno canoes”.) Fill the pepper halves with cheese, then continue with the dish, placing the peppers thoroughly on the grill grate over indirect heat, cheese side up.

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Grilled Packed Jalapeno Peppers

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican


  • 24 jalapeno peppers
  • 8 Ounces shredded cheese shredded Mexican mix, cheddar, or Colby jack are the best alternatives
  • 1 tsp ground ancho pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin


  • Things the peppers: Cut off the stem end of the peppers. Scrap out the seeds and ribs utilizing a little determining spoon. Toss the cheese, ancho pepper, garlic powder, and cumin in a medium bowl until the spices are equally dispersed. Load the peppers with cheese, overrunning them somewhat, setting each pepper in the pepper rack as you finish it.
  • Set the grill up for indirect high heat: Set the grill up for a two-zone fire, with one zone set to high heat, and the other without any heat. I pre-heat the grill with all burners on high for 15 minutes, brush the grill grates clean, then switch off all burners except for burners # 1 and # 2.
  • Grill-roast the peppers over indirect heat for 20 minutes: Put the rack of peppers on the grill over indirect heat, not directly over the flames. Close the cover and grill until the cheese melts and browns, and the peppers soften after about 20 minutes.
  • Serve: Remove the rack from the grill. (Be mindful, and secure your hands– the rack is extremely hot.) Set the rack on a heat-safe surface and let the packed peppers cool for five minutes, then eliminate them from the rack and serve.

Delicious Spicy Jalapeño Poppers With A Twist

Jalapeño Poppers With A Twist

Instead of breaded poppers, or covered in bacon, these poppers are cored out and packed with center cut bacon, light cream cheese and spices, baked or then grilled in the oven till roasted. The jalapeño grill rack makes these appetizers a breeze to put together and grill/bake. You can bake or grill them when needed if you have them prepared. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican


  • 20 medium-sized jalapeños tops cut off and cored (usage tool that includes rack)
  • 8 Oz light cream cheese softened
  • 3 garlic cloves finely minced (about 1 T)
  • 4 bacon
  • 1/4 Cup red onion finely sliced
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan / Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1/2 tsp Chipotle Seasoning (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp cilantro finely sliced (optional)


  • Cut the tops off the jalapeños and core, eliminating the seeds and membrane. You might want to use plastic gloves to safeguard your skin from the jalapeños.
  • In a little bowl combine: cream cheese, garlic, bacon, onion, cheddar cheese, Chipotle spices, lime juice and cilantro. If you don't utilize the Chipotle Seasoning, be sure and include salt and pepper to taste. You can blend the mixture with a wooden spoon or use a handheld mixer.
    A word of caution: Know that the core of the flavors here is the cheese that you use. Ensure to be generous with the quantity; needless to mention, the quality. If you prefer dense parmesan over cheddar, these parmesan cheese brands are some of my favorites that virtually go everything.
  • Spoon about 3/4 T. -1 T. filling, use a tiny spoon/spatula to work the filling into the jalapeño. Again you might wish to use gloves when filling them. You do not always fill them completely, just about 3/4 -1 T. of filling.
  • Place toothpicks about 1/3 of the method below the top. As they prepare the jalapeños to diminish and can fail the holes on the rack, the toothpicks avoid this.
  • Place the jalapeños in the grilling rack and grill over medium heat for about 30 minutes. Or you can bake them in the rack in the oven at 425 ° for about 25 minutes.
  • Serve immediately while warm.


You can easily make these appetizers up ahead of time, up to 2 days. When required, grill or bake. Leftovers are great reheated too. You can even include some shredded cooked chicken breasts to make them a lot more filling!

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