Guacamole Stuffed Peppers
Here in Montana the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and we are pulling out our grill and dusting it off (before the cold comes back)! We are Texans and if you know anything about Texans it’s that we like our spices! These jalopeno poppers will hit the spot if you are looking for something spicy and Paleo friendly for your next barbecue get together or tailgate party! The traditional stuffed jalopenos have cheese of some sort in it. Pre-paleo we stuffed it with everything from Boursin to cream cheese to cheddar. Now that we don’t have dairy in our diets we were seeking a creamy alternative to the cheeses. That is how guacamole stuffed peppers were born! We already had guacamole made up (I can add the recipe later) so I sliced the peppers down the center, stuffed them with guacamole, wrapped in bacon and stuck a small skewer stick through them. My husband grilled these, but you could just as easily make them on the stove top in a skillet. We thought for sure that when they were cooked that the guacamole would turn brown, but we were surprised to see that it stayed green (and delicious)! What started as some kind of experiment turned out to be a hit! Now we will be making these for every get together! Here is our version of guacamole stuffed peppers.
Large jalopeno peppers (As large as possible)
Guacamole (either pre-made or home made)
Mini-Skewers or large toothpicks
1. Slice the peppers lengthwise and de-vein and remove seeds. Discard stem and guts.
2. Fill the two halves with guacamole.
3. Wrap bacon around the peppers. This will keep the halves together.
4. Skewer the bacon and pepper with a skewer or long toothpick.
5. Grill until the bacon is crispy and cooked all around. Ours took about 20 minutes.
What other Paleo friendly foods are BBQ must-haves? Leave us a comment and let us know!