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Pork Stuffed Smoked Jalapeno Poppers

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Ready to up your poppers game? Fire up the smoker and make these incredible Pork Stuffed Smoked Jalapeno Poppers! They’re smoky, spicy, meaty, and oh-so-crazy-good!

Pork Stuffed Smoked Jalapeno Poppers on a plate.

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Are you ready for some serious flavor? These Pork Stuffed Smoked Jalapeno Poppers are loaded with tastebud-exploding flavor from the first bite to the last!

First is the crispy bacon wrapper, then the spicy and juicy jalapeno. Inside, a cheesy pork filling is meaty, savory, and delish! Put it all together, and you’ve got a smoked appetizer that’s going to knock everyone’s socks off!

You can serve these tasty bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers with dipping sauce, but I say forget it! Just pass around a plate of these and watch them get gobbled up – or keep them all to yourself!

Jalapeno poppers on a smoked pork board with other smoked pork dishes.
Pork Stuffed Smoked Jalapeno Poppers on a Smoked Pork Big Board

What you’ll love about Pork Stuffed Smoked Jalapeno Poppers


  • They’re smoky, salty, meaty, spicy, and crazy good!
  • You can prep them ahead of time and just smoke them before serving!
  • They’re a great snack, appetizer, game day munchie or main dish!

Ingredients

  • Fresh jalapenos – Cut in half; seeds removed.
  • Ground pork – Leaner works better in this recipe.
  • Cream cheese – At room temperature.
  • Cilantro – Finely chopped.
  • Green onions – Thinly sliced.
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Chipotle powder
  • Salt
  • Bacon – Slices.
Labeled ingredients to make pork stuffed smoked jalapeno poppers.

How To Make The Best Pork-Stuffed Smoked Jalapeno Poppers

  1. Preheat your smoker to 180-F.
  2. Wash the jalapenos and cut them lengthwise in half; remove the seeds.
  3. Mix the ground pork, softened cream cheese, cilantro, green onions, onion powder, garlic powder, chipotle powder, and salt in a bowl until combined.
  4. Stuff each jalapeno half with about 2 tablespoons of the meat mixture or until they are filled and mounded slightly on top.
  5. Wrap each stuffed jalapeno half with bacon so that it is fully covered.
  6. Put the bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers on the grate of your smoker and smoke for about 30 minutes at 180-F to give them a good smoky flavor.
  7. Turn the heat up to 250-F and continue to smoke for about an hour.
  8. Turn the heat up to 400-F and cook the jalapeno poppers for another 10-15 minutes to crisp up the bacon OR transfer the poppers to your oven and broil them to crisp up the bacon.
  9. Serve and enjoy!
Pork Stuffed Smoked Jalapeno Poppers on a plate.

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Like your poppers spicier? Add more chipotle powder to the filling.
  • Regular-cut bacon works best – thick-cut bacon can get chewy when smoked because it is so thick.
  • I like to cook my poppers on a rack over a sheet pan to cut down on grease getting into my smoker.
  • You can brush the poppers with a bit of BBQ sauce before serving to make them glisten.

Recommended

Make It A Meal

These bacon-wrapped smoked jalapeno poppers are hearty enough to be a meal, but I also like to serve them on game day or other gatherings, along with other tasty snacks. If my guests are really lucky, I’ll serve them on a smoked pork boar; otherwise, I’ll put out snacks like Beef Jerky Dip, Pineapple Salsa, and Smoked Chex Mix.

Storage

Store any leftover smoked poppers in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

Step By Step Process

Pork Stuffed Smoked Jalapeno Poppers on a plate.
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5 from 5 votes

Pork Stuffed Smoked Jalapeno Poppers

Stuffed and smoked jalapeno poppers are meaty, smoky, spicy, and oh-so-good! Do your poppers differntly by stuffing them and smoking them and you'll never want them any other way!
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, bacon wrapped poppers, jalapeno poppers, pepper poppers, poppers, smoked jalapeno poppers, smoked poppers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 414kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 jalapenos sliced lengthwise and deseeded
  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder

Instructions

  • Preheat your smoker to 180-F.
  • Wash the jalapenos and cut them lengthwise in half; remove the seeds.
  • Mix the ground pork, softened cream cheese, cilantro, green onions, onion powder, garlic powder, chipotle powder, and salt in a bowl until combined.
  • Stuff each jalapeno half with about 2 tablespoons of the meat mixture or until they are filled and mounded slightly on top.
  • Wrap each stuffed jalapeno half with bacon so that it is fully covered.
  • Put the bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers on the grate of your smoker and smoke for about 30 minutes at 180-F to give them a good smoky flavor.
  • Turn the heat up to 250-F and continue to smoke for about an hour.
  • Turn the heat up to 400-F and cook the jalapeno poppers for another 10-15 minutes to crisp up the bacon OR transfer the poppers to your oven and broil them to crisp up the bacon.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Like your poppers spicier? Add more chipotle powder to the filling.
  • Regular-cut bacon works best – thick-cut bacon can get chewy when smoked because it is so thick.
  • I like to cook my poppers on a rack over a sheet pan to cut down on grease getting into my smoker.
  • You can brush the poppers with a bit of BBQ sauce before serving to make them glisten.

Nutrition

Serving: 3poppers | Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 495mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 954IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg

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5 thoughts on “Pork Stuffed Smoked Jalapeno Poppers”

  1. 5 stars
    WHOA BABY! The folks we had over this weekend could NOT STOP RAVING about these, sweetheart! (Truth be told, neither could we LOL!) We are TOTALLY making these for the Super Bowl and other upcoming parties, what a freaking HIT these were! Thank you SO much!

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