Campfire Recipe: Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

Do not step away from this recipe because you think it is going to be too hot. The fact is, if you remove all the seeds from the peppers then they are not hot but………if you are still afraid use banana peppers.

Finally, while I do have noted to use 10 to 12 peppers, I promise you this will not be enough if you plan on sharing with your family.

Campfire Recipe:  Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers


Liquid or spray oil

10 to 12 fresh, large Jalapeno peppers

½ cup of tomato ketchup

¾ cup of shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese or use a block that you grate yourself

½ cup of softened, brick like cream cheese

1 cup of fresh or Panko breadcrumbs

2 Tablespoons of butter

1 teaspoon of minced garlic

½ teaspoon of each salt and black pepper

½ teaspoon of paprika



  1. Prepare the coals by building a fire first.
  2. Lightly grease a 10 inch Dutch oven with liquid or spray oil.
  3. Wash the jalapeno peppers.
  4. Cut the peppers in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds.
  5. In a small bowl, mix the tomato ketchup, cheddar cheese, and softened cream cheese.
  6. Spoon the filling into the jalapeno halves. When doing this do not simply make the cheese level even. It is better to mound it a bit.
  7. Place each prepared pepper into the greased Dutch oven.
  8. Put grilling rack above fire.
  9. Place two tablespoons of butter in a saucepan and melt.
  10. In a small bowl, combine breadcrumbs, melted butter, salt and pepper along with paprika.
  11. Mince fresh garlic and add to bowl in step 10. Mix.
  12. Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture on top of prepared jalapeno peppers.
  13. Place lid on top of 10 inch Dutch oven. Move Dutch oven to a heat resistant surface.
  14. Arrange 10 coals in a circle on the heat resistant surface.
  15. Put the Dutch oven on top of these coals and add 20 to the lid.
  16. Cook for 20 minutes.
  17. After the time period has passed, knock off the coals from the lid and remove the Dutch oven from the ring of coals.
  18. Serve.

Oh my gosh, these peppers are so delicious but if you really want to fancy it up a bit, consider placing filling in a sealable bag. Once that is done, push all the filling to one end and snip this corner off when ready to pipe the filling into the peppers.