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Smoked Jalapeño Poppers

Smoked Jalapeño Poppers

By Traeger Kitchen

Wood-fired bacon-wrapped smoked jalapeño poppers are seasoned with Pork & Poultry Rub and baked over smoky mesquite for an epic game day appetizer.

Prep Time

15 Min

Cook Time

1 Hr

Pellets

Mesquite

Ingredients

This recipe serves:

4

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Units of Measurement:
main
12 Medium jalapeños
8 Ounce cream cheese, softened
1 Cup grated cheddar cheese
2 Tablespoon Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub
12 Slices bacon, cut in half crosswise
This recipe serves:

4

Activating this element will cause content on the page to be updated.
Units of Measurement:
main
12 Medium jalapeños
8 Ounce cream cheese, softened
1 Cup grated cheddar cheese
2 Tablespoon Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub
12 Slices bacon, cut in half crosswise

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 180℉ and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke, if available.

    180 ˚F / 82 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 2

    Slice the jalapeños in half lengthwise. Scrape out any seeds and ribs with a small spoon or paring knife.

  • 3

    In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, grated cheese, and Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub.

  • 4

    Spoon the filling into each jalapeño half. Wrap each with a half-slice of bacon, securing with a toothpick. Arrange the jalapeño poppers on a rimmed baking sheet.

  • 5

    Place the baking sheet on the grill grates. Close the lid and smoke for 30 minutes.

    180 ˚F / 82 ˚C

    00:30

    Super Smoke

  • 6

    Increase the grill temperature to 375℉. Cook until the bacon is cooked to your desired crispness; this can take as long as an hour depending on your grill model, the weather, and how crispy you like your bacon. Begin checking after 30 minutes.

    375 ˚F / 191 ˚C

    00:30

  • 7

    Remove the poppers from the grill. Serve warm. Enjoy!

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