Jalapeño Poppers with Brisket and Bacon are an easy appetizer with amazing flavors! We took classic jalapeño poppers to the next level with smoky brisket, crispy bacon and barbecue sauce. It is the appetizer that will have your guests begging for more!
Without a doubt, appetizers are my favorite part of any get together and these jalapeño poppers are worthy of any holiday or game day gathering. Super simple to make and the ultimate flavor combination!
6 whole jalapeños
3 oz softened cream cheese
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 clove garlic, minced
½ teaspoon kosher salt
6 ounces smoked brisket, chopped fine
3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
½ cup Dr Pepper Barbecue Sauce
fresh cilantro for garnish
Prepare grill fire to about 300°.
Remove stems from jalapeños.
Slice longwise and remove seeds and membrane.
Place in a grill pan or iron skillet and cook over indirect heat for 10 minutes.
Remove from grill and place jalapeños into a bowl of ice water and let set 5 minutes.
Drain and pat dry.
Mix cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, garlic and salt together.
Spoon into jalapeño halves.
Top with chopped brisket and bacon, pressing lightly.
Drizzle with barbecue sauce.
Grill for 15 minutes.
Remove from grill and allow to cool 5 minutes before serving.
Garnish with cilantro.