Bacon-Wrapped Smoked Cheddar Cheese and Chorizo Jalapeño Poppers

– 12 fresh jalapenos –  4 oz fresh chorizo  removed from casing –  8 oz cream cheese softened –  4 oz sharp cheddar cheese shredded –  12 slices bacon



Prep the jalapenos 1.  Slice the jalapenos in half and remove the seeds and as much of the inner pith as possible.

Cook the Chorizo 2. Brown the chorizo in a skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through. Drain on a paper towel.

Prep cheesy filling and stuff 3. In a bowl combine the cream cheese with the chorizo and cheddar. 4. With a tablespoon, scoop cream cheese filling into each jalapeno half

Wrap in bacon

5. arrange 12 slices of bacon and slice in half at the middle. 6. Starting at the bottom of each filling stuffed pepper, wrap each in bacon and arrange on an oven-safe wire rack

Smoke the Jalapeno Poppers 7. Preheat your smoker to 335 degrees. 8. Place the jalapeno poppers over the grill grates 9.  Smoke for about 45 minutes to 1 hour until the bacon is crisp. 10. Allow to cool 10 minutes before serving.