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Sausage Jalapeño Poppers

Sausage Jalapeño Poppers are filled with cheese and little smokies cocktail sausages and wrapped in bacon. Grilled with hardwood smoke for the ultimate appetizer.

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Grilling appetizers are the best way to kick off any get together for the big game or gathering with friends. Our Nacho Cheese Jalapeño Poppers and Armadillo Eggs are a few of our favorites.

Jalapeño Poppers with little smokies and cheese, wrapped in bacon.

This easy appetizer is a mash up of two favorites filling the classic cheesy jalapeños with little smokies cocktail sausages. The bacon wrap holds it all together and adds the best flavor.

Collage of ingredients for sausage jalapeno poppers.

Ingredients Needed

  • Fresh Jalapeños
  • Colby Jack Cheese ~ Pepper jack works well too if you want extra spice.
  • Little Smokies Cocktail Sausages
  • Bacon ~ Thin sliced works best for this recipe.
  • Steak Rub

Step By Step Directions

Little smokies and cheese stuffed jalapeños on a baking sheet.

STEP 1 Slice jalapeños in half lengthwise, leaving the stem end intact. Scrape out the seeds and veins.

STEP 2 Shred the cheese. Stuff inside the jalapeño halves.

STEP 3 Top with little smokies.

Bacon wrapped stuffed jalapeños on a baking sheet.

STEP 4 Wrap a slice of bacon around the jalapeños.

Uncooked jalapeño poppers wrapped in bacon with dry rub seasoning.

STEP 5 Sprinkle steak rub over all sides of the bacon.

Grilling bacon wrapped poppers.

STEP 6 Grill over indirect fire with the grill closed.

Grilled jalapeno poppers with bacon.

Cook for about 30 minutes or until bacon is cooked through.

Sheet pan with grilled bacon wrapped poppers.

STEP 7 Remove from grill and cool about 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

  • Store leftover poppers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days.
  • Reheat in a 350° oven on a sheet pan for 8- 10 minutes or until heated through.
  • Double the recipe as needed to feed a crowd.
  • Filling Variations: Softened cream cheese can be mixed with shredded cheese for the filling if desired.
  • Brush with BBQ sauce when bacon is cooked through and continue to cook another 5- 10 minutes if desired.
Cutting board with bacon wrapped sausage jalapeno poppers.

More Appetizers to Grill

  • Venison Queso is a great party appetizer made with smoked ground venison and the classic RoTel and Velveeta queso.
  • Deviled Eggs are the classic appetizer for any cookout, holiday or get together. Made easily with hard boiled eggs and a quick mayo and mustard filling.
  • Jalapeño Poppers with Brisket and Bacon is a kicked up version of the classic made with leftover brisket and crispy bacon.
Small plate with jalapeno poppers stuffed with cheese and little smokies.

If you are hosting a weekend cookout or game day party, throw these Sausage Jalapeño Poppers on the grill for a tasty appetizer that will be the hit of the party.

Jalapeno poppers with little smokies and bacon.
Yield: 6 Servings

Sausage Jalapeño Poppers

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Sausage Jalapeño Poppers are filled with cheese and little smokies cocktail sausages and wrapped in bacon. Grilled with hardwood smoke for the ultimate appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 6 fresh jalapeños
  • 24 little smokies
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded colby jack cheese
  • 12 slices thin bacon
  • 1/2 cup steak rub

Instructions

  1. Prepare a grill fire to 300° using pecan or hickory for smoke flavor.
  2. Shred the cheese and stuff inside the jalapeño halves. Top with little smokies.
  3. Wrap a slice of bacon around the jalapeños.
  4. Sprinkle steak rub over all sides of the bacon.
  5. Grill over indirect fire with the grill closed, cooking for about 30 minutes or until bacon is cooked through.
  6. Remove from grill and cool about 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

Store leftover poppers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days.Reheat in a 350° oven on a sheet pan for 8- 10 minutes or until heated through.

Double the recipe as needed to feed a crowd.

Filling Variations: Softened cream cheese can be mixed with shredded cheese for the filling if desired.

Brush with BBQ sauce when bacon is cooked through and continue to cook another 5- 10 minutes if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 383Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 880mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 23g

Nutritional information is estimated and may not be accurate.

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