Texas Twinkies


Bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers with a creamy beef filling and a BBQ glaze. This recipe requires pre-cooked brisket. It is a great way to use up any leftover brisket.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
12 jalapeño poppers


  • 12 medium jalapeño peppers

  • 12 tablespoons cream cheese, softened

  • 1 ½ pounds cooked chopped brisket

  • 12 slices thick-cut bacon

  • kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ (12 ounce) bottle BBQ sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

  2. Slice jalapeños in the shape of a "T." Cut a straight vertical line from top to bottom with a crosscut directly under the stem, making sure to cut only halfway through the jalapeños. Use a spoon to remove and discard all seeds and membranes. Place jalapeños on a baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.

  4. Transfer jalapeños to a bowl of ice water for a few minutes to extract the rest of the seeds' oil. Blot dry with a paper towel.

  5. Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  6. Spread 1 tablespoon cream cheese inside each jalapeño. Place about 2 ounces brisket inside each, then wrap with a slice of bacon. Place poppers on a baking sheet and season with salt and pepper.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and brush the tops with BBQ sauce. Return to the oven and bake 5 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

212 Calories
18g Fat
7g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 212
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 595mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 146mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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