How To Make Jalapeno Poppers On A Traeger

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We lovingly call these Jalapeno Rockets because the heat from the Jalapeno and the andouille will have you soaring like a rocket.  We pack them full of pimento cheese, andouille sausage, cheese and some fire honey for good measure.

How To Make Jalapeno Poppers On A Traeger

These things are hit the spot amazing! Add in the wood fired flavor of your pellet grill and you have an appetizer that is sure to be a hit at your net party.

Yield: Makes 12 Jalapeno Rockets
Prep time: 15 Minutes
Cook time: 15-25 Minutes (Depending on desired doneness of bacon)


Measure   Ingredient                                                                         Prep Notes      
12 ea            Jalapenos, Fresh, Medium                                       Topped and cored
8 oz wt          Sausage, Andouille, Cooked                                  Diced small           
8 oz wt          Pimento Cheese Dip, Prepared                                                    
¼ cup           Bread Crumbs, Panko                                                                  
1 tbsp           Bayou Dust Rub, 5280 Culinary                                                    
1-2 tbsp        Fire Honey, 5280 Culinary        
6 pieces        Bacon, Applewood,Thick                                         Cut in half              



taste             Fire Honey, 5280 Culinary                                       
taste             Bayou Dust Rub, 5280 Culinary                    


Preparation Directions:

Load Traeger with Reserve Blend Pellets
Set Traeger to 450˚ and Ignite
Allow Traeger to reach temp
*** Safety Tip *** Wear Gloves when working with jalapenos and avoid touching your face
Top and core all jalapenos
Make sure jalapeno popper rack is cleaned
In a medium mixing bowl add the following
Andouille Sausage (Cooked)
Pimento Cheese
Bread Crumbs
Bayou Dust
Fire Honey
Mix the above ingredients together well and let sit for 5 minutes, re mix after 5 minutes
Stuff Each jalapeno from the top until full
Wrap each jalapeno with a half slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick
Load wrapped jalapenos into the rack
Load jalapenos (in the rack) into 450˚ Traeger and close the lid
Cook for 15 Minutes before checking
Check jalapenos to see doneness – look for bacon doneness and cheese oozing from top
Continue to cook for another 5 minutes and check doneness again
If poppers are done to your liking, using heat proof gloves, carefully remove rack
If poppers are not done, continue to cook in 5 minute increments until desired doneness.
Using heat proof gloves, remove the jalapeno popper rack and bring into the kitchen
Remove jalapenos from the popper rack, place onto a plate
Drizzle with Fire Honey and dust with bayou Dust
Top with chopped cilantro if desired
Let rest for 3 minutes

Shopping List:

Traeger Ironwood 885                                                                     Ace SKU 8030462 Traeger Reserve Blend Pellets                                                        Ace SKU 8015887 Traeger Jalapeno Popper Rack                                                       Ace SKU 6102982 Bayou Dust, 5280 Culinary                                                             Ace SKU 8561961 Fire Honey, 5280 Culinary                                                               Ace SKU 8017719    
Published on 2/11/2021.
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