Get ready for a Smoked Stuffed Peppers recipe that will have your taste buds doing the happy dance! We’re talking smoky, juicy goodness enveloped in vibrant pepper shells, because who needs boring when you can have bold and delicious?

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Are your pulled pork recipes seriously lacking? Then buckle your seatbelts because we’ve got a Smoked Stuffed Peppers recipe that will become a staple in your weeknight meals! Stuffed Peppers are one of the most versatile dishes because you can stuff them with whatever fixings you like! You can do Mediterranean style like these Lamb Stuffed Peppers or Italian Stuffed Peppers, or Mexican style like these Chicken Tinga Stuffed Peppers

And we love them because they are a great way to use up leftover smoked pulled pork without being another boring sandwich. This also works with leftover pulled chicken or beef too. Aka, whatever you need to get creative with. So, fire up your grill, grab your peppers, and let’s make these Pulled Pork Stuffed Peppers!

What Are Smoked Stuffed Peppers?

Smoked Stuffed Peppers are similar to regular stuffed peppers, except we’re smoking them on a pellet grill instead of baking them. As a result, your peppers get that nice smoke flavor! And don’t get too hung up on this recipe. Trust us; it’s not as complicated as it might look. All you need are some bell peppers, like green peppers or sweet peppers, like orange, yellow, and red, and your cheese and meat mixture, and you can make the best-smoked peppers you’ve ever had!

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Smoked Stuffed Peppers Ingredients

  • Bell Peppers – The larger, the better. Large stuffed peppers will make it easier to stuff.
  • Smoked Pulled Pork – Shredded. We love using leftover pulled pork, like in these Smoked Pulled Pork Enchiladas
  • Yellow Rice – Cooked and cooled.
  • Red Onion – Minced.
  • Black Beans – Rinsed and drained.
  • Cheddar Cheese – Shredded. Some other great options are mozzarella cheese or pepper jack cheese!
  • BBQ Sauce – Use whatever BBQ sauce you like!
  • Kosher Salt and freshly ground black Pepper
  • Fresh Parsley – For garnish.

How to Make Smoked Stuffed Peppers

  1. Preheat the smoker to 225 – 300 degrees F with desired wood chips. We used oak for this.
  2. Carefully cut the peppers in half and remove the seeds.
  3. Combine the pulled pork, yellow rice, diced onion, black beans, and shredded cheese in a large bowl. 
  4. Toss with ½ cup of BBQ sauce.
  5. Stuff the inside of the peppers equally with the pulled pork filling and sprinkle cheddar cheese on top of the peppers. 
  6. Place on the smoker and cook until the cheese melts and the peppers are tender, which takes about 1 hour.
  7. Remove from the smoker, plate, and serve with additional BBQ sauce drizzled over the top, fresh snipped parsley or cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste.
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Girl Carnivore Expert Recipe Tips

  • Add cream cheese to your cheese mixture for extra creamy goodness!
  • Add diced tomatoes or tomato sauce for extra flavor and veggies.
  • Top with red pepper flakes for extra heat!

Leftovers & Reheating

  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 
  • To reheat, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place your leftover stuffed peppers in a baking dish and cover with a lid or aluminum foil. Bake for 15 minutes with the lid on, removing the lid for the next 5 minutes to crisp up the peppers!

What to Serve With Smoked Stuffed Peppers

Since we’re dealing with a nice smoky flavor, pairing our delicious stuffed smoked peppers with other smoky dishes like this Smoked Baked Beans or Smoked Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese only makes sense! Or, pair your stuffed peppers with this nice Smoked Potato Salad to create the most perfect summer combo!

Recipe FAQs

What other meats can I use in this recipe besides pulled pork?

You can use lean ground beef, ground turkey, ground sausage, diced chicken, or whatever type of meat you like!

What’s the flavor difference between each type of pepper?

Green peppers are picked early and have a slightly bitter taste. However, they become sweeter as they ripen and become yellow, orange, and red. So, if you want a super sweet pepper, red bell peppers are your best bet. Orange and yellow bell peppers are perfect if you prefer a less sweet pepper. 

More great leftover Recipes

This Smoked Stuffed Pepper recipe is a great way to get your veggies and use up leftovers in without skimping on flavor. The best part is that you can make this easy dinner recipe with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen! Get ready to savor the goodness and enjoy the satisfaction of creating a meal that’s anything but ordinary. If you’ve tried it, please rate the recipe card and leave a comment below to help out the next reader!

Smoked Pulled Pork Stuffed Peppers

4.50 from 2 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Our smoked stuffed pepper recipe combines the bold flavors of smoky goodness with the satisfying taste of stuffed peppers. Tender peppers are filled with a delectable mixture of leftover pulled pork, veggies, and bbq sauce, then slow-smoked to perfection. Each bite is a delightful explosion of flavors that will leave you craving more.

Recommended Equipment

  • Smoker or grill


  • 4 bell peppers Larger the better
  • 1 cup smoked pulled pork shredded
  • ½ cup yellow rice cooked and cooled
  • ¼ red onion minced
  • ½ cup black beans rinsed and drained
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese shredded , plus 2 oz for topping
  • ½ cup Bar-B-Que Sauce Recommend using Head Country Apple Habanero plus 2 tbsp for topping
  • Salt Pepper, and Fresh snipped Parsley for Garnish


  • Preheat smoker to 225 – 300 with desired woodchips. I used oak for this.
  • Carefully cut the peppers in half and remove seeds.
  • Combine the pulled pork, yellow rice, onion, black beans, and 4 oz shredded cheese in a bowl.
  • Toss with ½ cup of the Head Country Apple Habanero Bar-B-Que to coat.
  • Stuff the peppers equally with with the pulled pork filling and top with cheddar cheese.
  • Place on the smoker and cook until the cheese has melted and the peppers are tender, about 1 hour.
  • Remove from the smoker, plate and serve with additional Head Country Bar-B-Que sauce drizzled over top, fresh snipped parsley or cilantro and salt and pepper to taste.


This is one of those dinners that looks really fancy, but is actually a weeknight favorite for using up leftovers in a healthy way. Substitute smoked pork shoulder with any other barbecue leftovers you have on hand or even ground beef or turkey for other quick alternatives to this recipe.


Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 902mg | Potassium: 474mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 4180IU | Vitamin C: 153.8mg | Calcium: 266mg | Iron: 2.1mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Kita Roberts

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