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Smoky Stuffed Jalapenos

Posted by Susie B. on April 6, 2013

Smoky stuffed jalapenos


Jalapenos and cream cheese are a pretty classic combo (and for good reason). The spicy peppers are perfectly tempered by the cool cream cheese throughout, resulting in a delicious bite every time. Add sausage, bacon, and that intense smoke flavor your Traeger is famous for and you are ready for a party! 

Speaking of parties, you should definitely make more than you think you will need. These morsels go fast!

Smoky Stuffed Jalapenos


Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 1/2 hours
Serves: 6-8
Pellet Recommendations: Mesquite, Hickory, or Oak

40 jalapeno peppers
8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
cup grated Cheddar, pepper Jack cheese, or mozzarella
1-1/2 teaspoons Traeger Pork and Poultry Rub
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 package mini sausages (such as “Lit’l Smokies by Hillshire Farms, or another brand
slices smoked bacon, cut in half


Wash and dry the peppers. Cut the stem ends off with a paring knife, and using the same knife or a small metal spoon, carefully scrape the seeds and ribs out of each pepper. Set aside.

In a resealable plastic bag, combine the cream cheese, grated cheese, Traeger Pork and Poultry Rub, and the sour cream. Trim 1/2-inch off one of the lower corners with a scissors.

Squeeze the cream cheese mixture into each pepper, filling each a little over the halfway point.

Stuff one sausage into each pepper.

Wrap the outside of each with a piece of bacon, securing with 1 or 2 toothpicks.

Arrange the peppers on a foil-lined baking sheet. When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Smoke the peppers for 1 to 1-1/2 hours.

Increase the heat to 350 degrees F and continue to cook for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the bacon begins to render its fat and crisp. Serve warm.

Smoky stuffed jalapenos


4/9/2013 6:35:00 PM #


gavin United States

8/6/2013 12:19:50 PM #

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Team Traeger

1/16/2014 3:10:55 PM #

Try this variation.  Cut the jalapenos in half and remove the membrane and all the seeds.  Instead of lil smokies, add enough smoked brisket or smoked pork butt to the cheese mixture.  Fill the pepper halves and wrap with thick cut bacon.  Smoke as above and enjoy.  This will allow more smoke to get to all of the ingredients and just maximize the flavors!

bobbabouy United States

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