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Bacon Wrapper Datil Cowboy Coffee Rub Crusted Jalapeno Poppers with Cowboy Coffee Rub Dip

Bacon-Wrapped Datil Cowboy Coffee Rub Jalapeno Poppers

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes in microwave plus 15 minutes on the grill
Serves: 12 appetizer servings
Calories: 275 per one jalapeno with 1 Tablespoon of Dip
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12
Calories 275 kcal


Ingredients for Jalapeno Poppers:

Cowboy Coffee Rub Dipping Sauce


  • Soak Hickory Wood Chips in water overnight.
  • Prepare dipping sauce by combining all ingredients well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Prepare jalapenos by cutting a slit down one side (do not cut all the way through the jalapeno – you want it intact.) Make a small slit at the top of the last cut at the base of the stem, like a T.
  • Using the small end of a melon ball tool or grapefruit spoon, scrape out the seeds and membranes. Rinse jalapenos to remove all seeds.
  • Place jalapenos in a steamer basket over water and cover.
  • Place in microwave and cook on high power for 5 minutes. *This may need to be done in batches depending on the size of your steamer and microwave. (This pre-cooks and softens the jalapenos so that they are tender when removed from the grill. You can skip this step, but the jalapenos will be much firmer when you bite into them.)
  • Cut the block of Vermont Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese into 12 quarter-inch slices, then cut each slice in half lengthwise. (Again, you can substitute your choice of cheese here.)
  • Stuff each jalapeno with two long slices of cheese.
  • Lay a sheet of aluminum foil on the rimmed baking sheet and place slices of bacon flat on top of the foil.
  • Sprinkle bacon liberally with the OSA Gourmet Datil Cowboy Coffee Rub, and rub into the bacon with your fingers so that the seasoning sticks to the bacon.
  • Wrap one slice of bacon, with the Coffee Rub to the outside, around each jalapeno and secure with toothpicks which have been soaking in water.
  • Prepare charcoal or gas grill and get up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place soaked wood chips (drain off the water) in the smoker basket in the grill.
  • Once wood chips begin to smoke, place bacon wrapped jalapenos on the 400 degrees Fahrenheit grill and cook for 10-15 minutes, turning and rotating jalapenos to cook bacon thoroughly on all sides.
  • Serve OSA Gourmet Datil Cowboy Coffee Rub Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos with Cowboy Coffee Rub Dipping Sauce, and enjoy!


Bacon Wrapper Datil Cowboy Coffee Rub Crusted Jalapeno Poppers with Cowboy Coffee Rub DipDatil Cowboy Coffee Rub Jalapeno Poppers with Coffee Rub Dipping Sauce
*Even though I have mentioned a specific brand of bacon, you can use whatever brand you like best. I have no affiliation with Oscar Mayer – although it would be nice – and am receiving no financial gain from them. I also mention Hellmann’s Mayonnaise. Again. I have no affiliation with the Hellmann’s brand. I just love their mayo and have used it for years. It tastes fresher and more like my homemade mayo than the other brands on the market.
Nutrition Information:
Per jalapeno with 1 Tablespoon of dip
Calories: 275 | Fat 26 g | Carbohydrates 3.83 g | Protein 13.19 g
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
*The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. For accurate nutritional information, calculate using the exact ingredients you use as brands vary in their nutritional values.
Keyword Appetizer, Bacon wrapped appetizers, Cheddar Cheese, Datil Cowboy Coffee Rub, Datil Pepper, Fresh From Florida, Jalapeno Poppers, Jalapenos, OSA Gourmet, OSA Gourmet