Jalepeno Poppers

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by gunrunner79, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. This is just a basic recipe for one of my favorite side dishes that my uncle makes.

    Whole Jalepenos
    1 cup brown sugar
    2 cups cream cheese
    1lb bacon

    Cut Jalapenos in half. Remove all seeds, rinse to remove seed oil. fill with cream cheese, wrap with bacon. Make a glaze from brown sugar, brush onto bacon wrapped Jalapenos.
    We use a flat cookie sheet on middle rack of my uncles barrel smoker, usually about 20 minutes at 275 degrees. Pre heat required for this recipe.
    I'm sure other people do many variations of this, just wanted to share my favorite side.
    Edit: This also works great on a regular bbq.
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2014
  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for sharing ! Thumbs Up
     
  3. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds good.

    One question though; how are you making the glaze exactly?
     
  4. take a saucepan, mix water and brown sugar in a ratio of 1 brown sugar to 8water. Example: 1/2 cup Brown sugar to 4 cups water. heat until sugar dissolves, brush on. This is a thin glaze for subtle flavor.
     
  5. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    OK, thanks.
     
  6. tonka16827

    tonka16827 Newbie

    I made about two dozen of these last night - they were outstanding. I had to bake them a bit longer than the 20 minutes recommend (they were I closer to a half hour) and I kicked the temp up to 350 the last 10 minutes to get the bacon crispy. But they were simple to make and they were a huge hit.  
     
  7. I forgot to add that I like the bacon soft, thus the lower heat/shorter time. Pretty dang good aren't they? I generally have to make a hundred at a time, just to end up with twenty for later!
     
  8. I just made some stuffed, wrapped jalapeños for my annual Super Bowl party. I should have taken a picture because they turned out awesome! I halved a dozen large jalapeños, removed the ribs and seeds, stuffed half of them with cream cheese and the remaining half with shredded cheddar cheese and a little apricot preserves. Wrapped each half with a slice of thin bacon. Smoked them in my Masterbuilt electric smoker at 220F for 2hours 20minutes with apple wood chips. Try them, you won't be disappointed!

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  9. I just made some stuffed, wrapped jalapeños and took some pictures this time. They turned out awesome! I halved a dozen large jalapeños, removed the ribs and seeds, stuffed half of them with cream cheese and the remaining half with shredded cheddar cheese and a little apricot preserves. Wrapped each half with a slice of thin bacon. Smoked them in my Masterbuilt electric smoker at 220F for 2hours 20minutes with apple wood chips. Try them, you won't be disappointed!
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  10. Just finished making (and eating) some of these and made half with cream cheese and half with cheddar (nothing else added to the cheese).  Only used a half strip of thin bacon on each and it was plenty.  Put them in smoker for a little over an hour at actual temp of 250 degrees (the highest my MES30 will actually go with it set at 275).  They came out great!  Next time will try a mixture of Mexican shredded cheese and cream cheese that I read about on an on line recipe site.
     

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