How hot and smoky do you like your foods? Do you love when spicy foods give you a kick in the mouth and make your tongue tingle? I love a good spicy snack. And, if you’re like me, you’re in for a treat today. These are some seriously flavorful jalapenos wrapped up in bacon and smoked on the grill. Oh, and stuffed with chipotle cream cheese and smoked weiners. Spicy food lovers rejoice, because this game day snack is not for the faint of heart!
What’s even better about this snack is that anyone can make them. You don’t need to have a smoker to get that smoky flavor. We have the perfect technique to infuse that smokiness into these jalapeno poppers. You need some wood chips, a safety-pin, and two disposable aluminum pans. When choosing wood chips most will do, but Mr. Big Flavors’ has fallen in love with pecan. Pecan wood chips give a smoky almost sweet flavor. You will still taste the jalapeno and bacon, and not be overwhelmed by smokiness. As far as aluminium pans go, you’ll need two that are the same length and width, but one more shallow than the other. Take your safety-pin and use it to poke holes all around the sides of the shallow pan. Add your woodchips to the deeper pan. Set the shallow pan in or on top of the deeper pan and fold over the edges to seal. You’re ready to get smokin’! Just cover with foil and put the pan on the grill. In about 35 minutes you’ll have a spicy and flavorful snack!
I love the different textures and flavors going on in these poppers. Even though they pack some heat, you can still taste the salty bacon and smoked weiner. The cream cheese melts and coats the jalapeno, complimenting it perfectly. But, the cream cheese brings a kick of its own. Plus, the chipotle in adobo that gets mixed into the cream cheese really adds depth in flavor. These poppers are a perfect way to use up the peppers from your garden and satisfy a crowd of hungry football enthusiasts (especially Bills fans!). These little snacks are addicting, so plan on making plenty for the game. And, keep enough of your favorite brew on hand because you’re going to need it to wash these spicy snacks down.
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