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Bacon Wrapped Chorizo Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers | Kita Roberts GirlCarnivore.com

Smoked Cheddar Cheese and Chorizo Jalapeño Poppers

These smoked jalapeno poppers are totally cheesy and stuffed with a spicy chorizo filling and wrapped in bacon! The perfect recipe for your next game day snack!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 120kcal


  • Smoker or grill


  • 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

  • Slice the jalapenos in half and remove the seeds and as much of the inner pith as possible. Set aside.

Cook the Chorizo

  • Brown the chorizo in a skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through. Drain on a paper towel. Let cool.

Prep cheesy filling and stuff

  • In a bowl combine the cream cheese with the chorizo and cheddar. 
  • With a tablespoon, scoop cream cheese filling into each jalapeno half (use your thumb to press the cream cheese mixture in place if needed).

Wrap in bacon

  • On a clean work surface, arrange 12 slices of bacon and slice in half at the middle. 
  • Starting at the bottom of each filling stuffed pepper, wrap each in bacon and arrange on an oven-safe wire rack, filling side up to prevent spilling. 

Smoke the Jalapeno Poppers

  • Preheat your smoker to 335 degrees.
  • Place the jalapeno poppers over the grill grates, lining with foil if your heat isn't offset.
  • Smoke for about 45 minutes to 1 hour until the bacon is crisp. 
  • Allow to cool 10 minutes before serving.


You can store the peppers in the fridge for up to 4 hours until ready to cook.
If cooking in an oven: When ready to cook, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Place the wire rack on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until bacon is cooked and crispy.


Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 75mg | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 0.2mg