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Grilled Mice (Cream Cheese stuffed Jalapenos wrapped in Bacon)

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Mmmmmmm, When I think about bacon, I think about a treat, my family calls "Grilled Mice".  In this instructable I am going to show you guys and gals how to make this awesome appetizer. 
 
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Step 2: Cutting Tops

Preparation requires a few steps and can take a while depending on how many "Grilled Mice" you plan on making. 

Safety first:
 Protect your hands with non-latex gloves.  Cutting and deseeding peppers can irritate your hands and burn your eyes if you don't protect them.  I learned the hard way, lol.

First of all make sure you rinse off your jalapenos, you never know who has already touched them.  Next, take a pairing knife and cut the tops of the jalapenos and discard the tops. 

Step 3: Deseeding

There are 2 options on this step.

Option 1;
I have a special tool for the next step. Its a potato peeler with an apple corer on it.  Nothing fancy but makes the next step easier and faster.

Insert your apple corer in the top of the jalapeno and move it in a circular motion around the edges to remove the seeds and veins from the walls of the jalapeno.

Option 2;
Cut each one of the jalapenos length ways in half, and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and veins from the walls of the jalapeno.

If you want "Hot Grilled Mice" mix the veins and seeds into the cream cheese, or for a mild to medium spiced "Grilled Mice" discard the veins and seeds.

Step 4: Stuffing the Jalapeno

Option 1;
Cut a small slit in the bottom of the jalapeno, and take some cream cheese and push it into the opening of the deseeded jalapeno.  The air should escape from the bottom as you stuff it.  Put enough cream cheese to fill the jalapeno completely full. Then cut the jalapeno in half length ways.

Option 2:
Take a knife and spread the cream cheese, level with the walls, in the cleaned area of the deseeded half of the jalapeno. 
ArticAkita1 year ago
how neat & easy it is! can't wait to try this out non breaded jaleopeno popper wrapped in bacon!
neo716651 year ago
I put crumbled up bacon and shredded cheddar in the cream cheese of mine.
jujupupu1 year ago
We call them jalapeño poppers
zgetman (author)  jujupupu1 year ago
The jalapeno poppers I am used to are breaded and deep fried, but I guess you can say 6 one way half a dozen the other. lol
My whole family love these things (we use turkey bacon though). We put barbecue sauce on them while they are on the grill... Goodness.. Taste amazing.
zgetman (author)  KemikalzAreFun1 year ago
That is a great idea. I may be trying the barbecue sauce next time.
kinderdm1 year ago
These look really good. probably easier in the oven but I like the idea of grill cooking. One change I may make though. I will try putting them on skewers for cooking so I can turn just a few items instead of a bunch of little ones, then remove and put in a toothpick afterwards if necessary. Great idea though, I will definitely try this.
zgetman (author)  kinderdm1 year ago
Sounds like a good idea, but the toothpicks are needed to keep the bacon in place as it cooks, and shrinks. So you may tray and put the toothpicks in while on the skewers.

Thank you for the response and cool suggestion.
This will be tonight's dinner.
It tastes sooooooo gooooood!
Mmm that looks good! I think I might try it out since I love jalapeños :)