Jalapeno Bratwurst Poppers

Bratwurst sitting in a creamy and cheesy filling, all nestled on top of a spicy jalapeno.  And, wait for it…. all wrapped up in bacon!  

Therefore, these deserve to be called Jalapeno Bratwurst Poppers (with bacon)!

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It is always great to come home after a fun little vacation with my sweet family.  If you follow me on Instagram, I shared with you just a little bit of what we did.  Nothing like taking a 6 hours! little road trip to see a rock concert with my family.

I actually get very homesick… even when my family is around me many miles away from home.  Unfortunately, my Levi was unable to go with us this time.  But, I guess that’s what happens when they grow up and have a busy schedule of their own.

I always seem to miss being in the kitchen when we’re on vacation.  And, eating out for four days just simply isn’t very fun for me.  I’m not the only one when it comes to being a “critic”.  My boys and Justin are quite the food critics when it comes to experiencing the food and atmosphere of many restaurants… whenever we go out.

It’s always great when we get back home and cook up our favorite dishes in the comfort of our own home.  What about you?  Do you sometimes miss the home cooked meals when you’re away on a trip?

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Jalapeno Bratwurst Poppers are one of my family’s favorite spicy foods.  It’s fast and simple to put together!  Instead of a bun for your brät, you’ve got a cheese filled jalapeno to put it in.  And of course, wrapping it all up in bacon is always a winner, too!

While your bräts are boiling for 8 minutes, prepare the filling.

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Mix together cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, and grated cheese.  (I like to use pepper jack cheese.)  You could be more bold and add some red pepepr flakes to the creamy mixture, if you’d like.

Slice jalapenos into halves.  Tip:  Use a spoon to scrape out all of the seeds (and membranes) to decrease the amount of burn(!) on your hands.  Or just use latex gloves.

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Fill each jalapeno with the creamy mixture and top with the (precooked) bräts.  You may also cut the bräts in half to fit some small jalapenos.  Then, they are party size!

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Here’s one of the best parts… Wrap the bacon around the whole brät and jalapeno creation while just tucking the ends under the jalapeno.  Set onto a baking pan.

Tip:  If using thick bacon, fry it a little bit.  By doing this, it will cook evenly with the already precooked brät.  If the bacon is thin, it will cook just fine in the oven and there is no need to precook it.

Bake in a preheated 400 degrees oven for 20 to 25 minutes.  Or until the bacon is golden and crispy.

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Even if you’re bringing these to the next football party, or just need a fun meal…these Jalapeno Bratwurst Poppers are perfect for any time!  My boys especially love to have these when they come home for lunch.  Seeing their eyes light up means that these are amazing, to say the least!

Another great dish to get your “jalapeno popper” ON, is some Creamy Havarti Jalapeno Mac & Cheese!  But, if you like your jalapenos fried… here are some Jalapeno Bottle Caps!

Enjoy, my friends!

Jalapeno Bratwurst Poppers
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Bratwurst sitting in a creamy and cheesy filling, all nestled on top of a spicy jalapeno… all wrapped up in bacon! Serves 6.
Ingredients
  • 3 large jalapenos
  • 6 bratwurst, flavor of your choice (I used Habanero.)
  • ½ cup grated cheese (I love to use pepper jack cheese.)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 pound bacon (Depends on how thick and thin the bacon is. You may not need the full pound.)

Instructions
  1. Boil bräts in water or beer for 8 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Slice jalapenos into halves.
  4. Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, and grated cheese in a medium mixing bowl.
  5. Fill each jalapeno with the creamy mixture and top with the (precooked) bräts.
  6. Wrap the bacon around the whole brät and jalapeno creation while just tucking the ends under the jalapeno. Set onto a baking pan.
  7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Or until the bacon is golden and crispy.

Notes
*Use a spoon to scrape out all of the seeds (and membranes) to decrease the amount of burn(!) on your hands. Or just use latex gloves. *If using thick bacon, fry it a little bit. By doing this, it will cook evenly with the already precooked brät. If the bacon is thin, it will cook just fine in the oven and there is no need to precook it.

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    • says

      Thank you, Anne! There’s just something about the cream cheese, jalapenos and bacon that is just a great combination! Have a great upcoming weekend…hope you are going to do something fun!

    • says

      I bet your hubby would LOVE this! All my boys love it…I’m not much of a bratwurst fan, though. (I’m allergic to the lining of the brat.) So, I make mine without the brat and I love it. (= Thanks, Kelly!

  1. says

    OMG! I could go to town on these, Gloria! They look SO good! I know Ken would like them too. I wonder if we could get these to work on the grill? I think we could if we put them on foil before placing on the grill. YUM! Pinning and sharing these on social media. Hope you have a great weekend!
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    • says

      We actually made these on the grill earlier this summer…and they were complete winners! I’m a charcoal girl. So, I just heated up the one side and cooked them on the opposite side so they wouldn’t burn. They were amazing with the smoke taste!

    • says

      We’re a bratwurst kind of family, for sure. My Justin grew up in Germany (Military brat), so maybe that’s why we always have them and….Schnitzels all the time! You’d love these Pamela! (=

  2. says

    I follow you on twitter and enjoyed seeing all of your pics. 🙂 I hope you had a lovely vacation. I love being away from reality but towards the end I do miss home. That’s a good thing, I think. 😉

    Oh my gosh, I’m drooling over this bratwurst! My husband is a big fan of it AND jalapeno so it’s like you made these specifically for him. 🙂 I definitely need to make these for him!
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    • says

      You are so sweet, Tina! We did have lots of fun…Thank you!! But more so once we were in the comforts of our own home, AND bed! You’ll for sure have to make these for your hubby…he’d love them for sure! Maybe bcz I’m the only woman in my family, but these seem to be a huge fan with all the boys! (=

    • says

      Yep! I’m still figuring out the jalapeno situation! I even pickled some the other day…oh so good! I think I canned enough for the next year! You’ll have to try this the next time you buy brats! (=

    • says

      Too funny, Julianne! Didn’t even think of the meat wrapped in meat part…lol! Bacon is just so “wrappable”! (However you spell a word that is not really a word…or is it!)

    • says

      That actually sounds AMAZing with the smokies! Especially with football game season and hosting party time with “the guys” are already here! Thanks, Joybee!

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