This is one of our favorite (and most delicious) ways to enjoy leftover brisket!

Brisket Jalapeño Poppers

Brisket and Chorizo Smoked Jalapeño Poppers

Wes Fryer
a delicious way to enjoy leftover brisket!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American


  • RecTeq RT-700 Bull Smoker
  • Metal smoker tray


  • 12 jalapeño poppers (large)
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 block 1/3 less fat Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Meat Church Gospel All Purpose Rub
  • 12 slices bacon (thin, not thick)
  • 1 cup leftover chopped brisket (add leftover chorizo if available!)


  • Cut the tops off of the jalapeños and core them.
  • Soften the cream cheese by microwaving about 1 min, 15 seconds at 50% power.
  • Mix cream cheese, grated cheddar, minced garlic, and leftover brisket / chorizo
  • Season generously with Meat Church Gospel rub, approximately 1 Tbsp
  • Stuff the cored jalapeños with the filling.
  • Wrap each jalapeño with a piece of bacon.
  • Smoke at 350 degrees for 1.5 hours.
  • Allow to cool at least 10 minutes, then enjoy!



These smoked jalapeño poppers turned out delicious! I left them on the smoker a little longer than planned, but the flavors were amazing. Cooked on my RecTeq pellet smoker at 350° for about two hours, an hour and a half would’ve been better.
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