This was passed from a friend who is a firefighter and he would make these when it was his turn to cook for the crew. These are requested at every get together now. When finished baking, you can grill to get a softer pepper skin. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Fill the jalapeno pepper halves with softened cream cheese, then place a smoked sausage into each pepper on top of the cheese. Wrap each piece with a half strip of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place the peppers onto a baking sheet and brush with the barbeque sauce.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the bacon is crispy, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

137.8 calories; 3.8 g protein; 2.8 g carbohydrates; 25.1 mg cholesterol; 292.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2009
Call the recipe police I tweaked! I had half a pkg of Smokies that needed using. My jalapeños were really big and long so instead of setting the sausages into the cream cheese I processed the two together then filled the peppers. I didn't have bacon but did have a pkg of real bacon bits so I turned the peppers upside down into the bits. I intended to brush with BBQ sauce before doing the bacon but forgot so I used that for dipping. Unfortunately my jalapeños were totally without fire so that element was missing. I will play with this again with smaller peppers and might add green onions and cilantro to the cream cheese. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2009
these were ok to me. It was I think just to much flavors going on at one time. I think I will stick to eating my bacon wrapped smokies and jalapeno poppers seperately. Read More
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40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2009
Call the recipe police I tweaked! I had half a pkg of Smokies that needed using. My jalapeños were really big and long so instead of setting the sausages into the cream cheese I processed the two together then filled the peppers. I didn't have bacon but did have a pkg of real bacon bits so I turned the peppers upside down into the bits. I intended to brush with BBQ sauce before doing the bacon but forgot so I used that for dipping. Unfortunately my jalapeños were totally without fire so that element was missing. I will play with this again with smaller peppers and might add green onions and cilantro to the cream cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2010
Wrapping the bacon completely around is a must as the jalapenos soften while baking and make them tough to eat as finger food. I found the the bbq sauce you use changes this dish a lot. My family liked a sweet and smoky bbq sauce. Good stuff! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2011
this was great my kids and grandkids loved this and it wasn't hot at all we left out the barbeque sauce thank you for this recipe now I can buy more jalapenos Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2010
These were time consuming but very flavorful and worth it in the end. I used the real bacon bits to make things a little easier. Note the error in the ingredient list 30 peppers halved would require 60 lil smokies instead of the 30 listed. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2010
delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2009
This are a must at all gatherings. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2010
These were a great big hit during a party we had. Even the kids loved them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
Five stars for sure! These little guys are tastey!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2009
I dont care for jalapenos but these you just cant stop eating! Awesome! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2009
these were ok to me. It was I think just to much flavors going on at one time. I think I will stick to eating my bacon wrapped smokies and jalapeno poppers seperately. Read More
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