Smoked Jalapeno Poppers – you guys, these are the BOMB and KETO!
We were hanging at my brother’s house this weekend. He is master of the grill and smoker. His new tool, the Green Egg and wow – time to buy one. With all the meat he smokes, it’s always good to stay Keto – now when his wife brings out the wine, that’s when we get in trouble.
The highlight of this weekend’s meal was my brother’s Smoked Jalapeno Poppers. I mean, I have made these many times, but these poppers are the real deal, y’all. To make these jalapenos more of a keto recipe, he included BRISKET.
How to Make Jalapeno Poppers
These brisket smoked jalapeno poppers include all kinds of goodness. Let’s dive in and look at how to make these delicious keto peppers! We had pre-made brisket, eliminating the step of smoking a brisket in addition to the peppers. You will need approximately 1/4 pound of brisket for this keto meal.
Prepping the Jalapenos
The first step of making poppers is cleaning and prepping the jalapenos. Here are a few tips to know before you make your dish.
Mild Jalapeno Poppers
If you like just a little bit of heat, one way to help your peppers be a bit milder is to clean your jalapeños well! I scrape out the seeds and then take an extra step and wash the peppers. Remove any of the pepper membrane inside of the pepper.
Spicy Jalapeno Poppers
Do you want your jalapeno poppers to be more spicy? I hear you, I love me some HEAT! This is super easy – but no your audience. Jalapenos can be insanely hot. If you are wanting more heat to our peppers, when cleaning out your jalapenos – leave more of the seeds.
Wash Your Hands
Make sure that you wash your hands well with soap after cleaning your jalapenos. I can’t even tell you the pain that jalapeno juice in the eyeball hurts! When making these in bulk, I have used plastic gloves which work well!
Something else to be cautious, when washing the peppers – I have been overwhelmed with the smell of the peppers.
So much so, I was gasping for air. Just be careful and clean in a well vented area. Walking outside for some fresh air helped me!
Every Pepper is Different
Every jalapeno is different! Some are mild, some spicy. If someone has a way to tell which are which, please share!
If you’ve been around here for a hot second, you know this girl loves her left overs. I am all about making large quantities of meat and then using it through-out the week for various meals.
Also, I have a family of 6 – yes 4 kids that I cook for. Of course, it would be fabulous if everyone was on the same diet – but that would just make my life too easy. All that said, make yourself a huge brisket. Cut it up and eat it through-out the week AND make this smoked jalapeno poppers recipe!
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More Keto Appetizers
Looking for more Keto appetizers? We love some peppers – did you see our Piquillo Stuffed Pepper Recipe?