I had been waiting quite a while for Mexican Fiesta Nite on the Carb Nite Diet plan. Bacon wrapped Jalapeños are always a staple on my grill, and I was thinking of ways to expand my horizons with the spicy pepper. I thought that stuffing the jalapeños with taco meat and wrapping them in bacon would make for a fun spin on mini taco’s
I made taco meat with ground beef and 75% of a taco seasoning packet. To enhance the flavor, I added about 2 TBS of onion powder, and did not add any water to the seasoning. It cooled before I attempted to stuff it in the jalapeño.
The plan was to wrap the jalapeños in bacon and let all the flavors have a fiesta on the grill. Unfortunately, I had good, local, thick cut bacon that was too thick to get wrapped around anything smaller than a globe. I cut the bacon into strips and covered the taco boats like I was dealing cards at the blackjack table
Just before the jalapeños were done, I took off the rendered bacon and sprinkled on some grated cheese. It melted picking up all the flavors of the hardwood lump charcoal.