Texas Twinkies

Cook Time

40 mins

Cooking Method

Grilling

Cuisine

American

Difficulty

Moderate

Prep Time

20 mins

Servings

7-14



Ingredients


14, Slices Bacon

½ cup BBQ Sauce

1 lb. Brisket

8 oz. Cream Cheese

1 tsp Cumin

14 Large Jalapeños

½ tsp Pepper

1 cup Pepper Jack Cheese, grated

2 tsp PIT BOSS HICKORY BACON RUB

½ tsp Salt



Cooking Instructions


If you like jalapeno poppers, you’ll love these epic stuffed Texas Twinkies. The perfect way to use up any leftover brisket (underline link) (that is, if you have any), these jumbo jalapenos are loaded up with cream cheese, pepper jack and brisket then wrapped in an armor of thick-cut bacon. Toss ‘em on the pellet grill and slather them in BBQ sauce until the bacon crisps and the sauce caramelizes into a gooey glaze. Now get poppin’!

Try Smoked Texas Twinkies

A great way to impart more smoky flavor into this recipe is to smoke the Texas Twinkies on SMOKE mode for 45 minutes to 1 hour prior to grilling. The smoky wood fired flavor will infuse into the bacon, cheese, and meaty jalapenos.

Note: It is recommended to use Hickory Hardwood Pellets with this recipe.

This recipe uses Pit Boss Hickory Bacon Rub seasoning.

  1. Fire up your Pit Boss and preheat to 400° F. If using a gas or charcoal grill, set it for medium-high heat.
  2. In a food processor, combine the brisket, Hickory Bacon, cumin, salt, pepper, pepper jack and cream cheese. Pulse several times until well combined. Transfer to a bowl and place into refrigerator to chill while preparing jalapeños.
  3. Place jalapeños on a sheet tray. Cut each in half lengthwise and remove the seeds and rib with a spoon or by hand, then discard. Note: we recommend using gloves when handling jalapenos, as the seeds can be very hot.
  4. Fill each jalapeño half with cream cheese mixture until full, then place other jalapeño half on top. Wrap each jalapeño with a slice of bacon, then skewer crosswise with toothpicks.
  5. Place a mesh, metal pan on grill grate and transfer jalapeños to pan. Cover grill and cook for 35 minutes.
  6. Open grill and baste jalapeños generously with BBQ sauce, close grill and continue to cook another 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from grill and serve hot.


Special Tools


  • Basting Brush
  • Food Processor
  • Piping Bag or Plastic Bag
  • Sheet Tray
  • Toothpicks


Bigger. Hotter. Heavier. Tip


Don’t have any leftover brisket? Try with ground beef, pulled pork, or shredded chicken.



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