I’m a big fan of jalapeÃ±o poppers, however I am probably the only one in my house that does love them, and with that said, I don’t get to eat them all that often. Regardless, there are occasions, such as this past weekend that allowed me to come up with these smoked bacon wrappedÂ jalapeÃ±o poppers.Â JalapeÃ±o poppers themselves are really good, but the addition of a slow smoke made these things even better.
Unfortunately, I only had a couple of jalapeÃ±o peppers leftover from another recipe I was working on, and I say unfortunately because after eating these, they were awesome. Regardless, let’s get started.
- 2 wholeÂ jalapeÃ±o peppers, stems removed, and cored
- 2 slices of bacon
- 3 tbsp whipped cream cheese
- 3 tbsp shredded mozzarella cheese
Start by mixing the two cheese together in a small bowl. To eachÂ jalapeÃ±o pepper, carefully stuff each one with the cheese mixture.
Take a piece of bacon, and lengthwise, wrap the stuffed jalapeÃ±o pepper. You could secure with a toothpick if you desire, however I did not need to do that.
Place onto your smoker, and cook until the bacon is slightly crispy.
The end result is awesome. You get a bit of the smokiness, nothing too overpowering, with a slightly crispy exterior of the bacon, and really tender jalapeÃ±o pepper. The creaminess of the cheeses brings it together as well. I know the next time I get my smoker going, I will be making these again, and in my opinion, they were better than the classic jalapeÃ±o popper!