Dragon Jalapeño Poppers
Excerpted with permission from The Bradley Smoker Cookbook: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes from Bradley Smoker’s Pro Staff by Lena Clayton, Steve Cylka, Kathleen Donegan, Brad Lockwood, and Jennifer L.S. Pearsall. Copyright 2015, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Makes: 16 poppers
8 jalapeño peppers
1/2 cup cream cheese
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon chili powder
16 cocktail smokies
8 slices of bacon, cut in half
Slice the jalapeño peppers lengthwise. Using a knife, remove the seeds and membrane.
Mix together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and chili powder. Fill the hollowed out portion of the jalapeño pepper with the cheese mixture.
Place a cocktail smokie on top of the cheese mixture.
Wrap half a slice of bacon around the jalapeño pepper. Use a toothpick if the bacon is falling off.
Set the smoker to 250°F using wood Bisquettes of choice (Pecan, Maple, or Hickory work great).
Smoke the poppers for 2–3 hours or until the bacon is browned.