Honey Pecan Chorizo Jalapeño Poppers

Time to get popping with these Honey Pecan Chorizo Jalapeño Poppers from Matt Pittman of Meat Church.


  • 16 jalapeños (not too large so the bacon wraps around nicely)
  • 1 package standard cut bacon
  • ½ package pork chorizo
  • 1 16 oz block of cream cheese
  • Deez Nuts Pecan Rub (substitute Honey Hog or Honey Hog Hot)


Set the EGG for indirect cooking, with the convEGGtor and stabilize at 275°F/135°C.

We recommend oak, hickory or pecan wood for this smoke. There is something cool about pecan on pecan action thought! Heat a skillet over medium heat. Fry the chorizo until it is fully cooked. Drain the fat off when the chorizo is done. Immediately mix the chorizo and cream cheese together in a small bowl. The warm chorizo will help soften the cream cheese. Add Deez Nuts Honey Pecan rub to taste and mix well. A heavy dose is recommended. You aren’t going to hurt it. Cut the stem off and core each jalapeño. Remove all seeds. Leave the membranes in if you want the heat!
Cut the jalapeños in half and fill each jalapeño up with cream cheese mixture.
Wrap each jalapeño with a 1/2 slice of bacon. Dust the tops of the jalapeño poppers with more Deez Nuts Pecan Rub. Smoke the peppers for an hour or until the bacon looks perfect! Allow to cool 10 – 15 minutes and then enjoy one of our favorite appetizers!

2 thoughts on “Honey Pecan Chorizo Jalapeño Poppers”

  1. Tried this recipe and was dynamite!!! Only change made was using only chorizo and cream cheese mix only. Added a dusting of 3Beer Rub and used Apple chunks for smoking. Best appetizer I have cooked, wife, family, and friends loved it!!!

  2. These were great. Big hit at the pool party. I cooked them at too high a heat. Will try again at recommended temperature. Had to make my own pecan honey rub so no idea how much better it would be with what you recommended

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