Last night my family and I went to a local barbecue restaurant and we just ordered a little bit too much. Now, I have leftover brisket (I know, hard to believe) and I was wondering what can I do with this. And the idea was born! I made the brisket stuffed bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers on my brand new Solo Stove…they are a MUST TRY!
Here’s how to make them:
- Cut the jalapenos in half length wise. You can cut the stems off or leave em! Scoop out the seeds. If you want a little extra heat you can leave some seeds inside the peppers.
- Next, grab about one cup of the left over brisket and place in a bowl with 8 ounces of cream cheese, two tablespoons of chopped scallions and about 1/4 cup of shredded Mexican Style cheese. Season with Code 3 Spices Grunt Rub or your favorite BBQ rub.
- Get to mixing! Mix until it is really combined and ready to spread.
- Fill each jalapeno half with the mixture.
- Wrap each jalapeno half with one piece of bacon.
- Make sure you get your grill nice & hot. It is best to cook the poppers on indirect heat so the bacon doesn’t burn. Cook the poppers on the grill until the bacon reaches your preferred point of doneness (it took my Solo Stove about 7 minutes).
Tips for the Perfect Popper
- Be careful as to not any jalapeno juice on your face or in your eyes (I know this from experience).
- You don’t have to use brisket…you can really use any type of meat! Pulled pork, chicken, chorizo… get creative.
- Mix the meat/cheese mixture with your hands or you can use a food processor.
- Bacon is the duct tape of the kitchen, make sure you wrap it securely around the pepper.
- Make sure you don’t overlap the bacon too much, you want to make sure it gets nice and crispy!
- Create a two zone heat system in your grill. This will allow you to cook the peppers on indirect heat so the bacon doesn’t burn and reaches the perfect degree of crispy deliciousness.
- Have extra filling? It makes the perfect dip for chips or crackers!
Brisket Bacon Deliciousness!
The crispiness and the fat of the bacon are absolutely delicious! Then, the cheese and brisket compliment each other with beautiful creaminess. Since I scooped out the jalapeno seeds, it is not a super spicy popper. And I am OK with that. This was the first time I have made these brisket stuffed bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers. But it definitely will no be the last!
If you try this recipe at home, please let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear what you stuffed the poppers with. For more recipes, subscribe to our newsletter and our YouTube Channel for more recipes and videos made just for cooking meat, made easy!