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Jalapeno poppers cooked up in a slow cooker? They’re quite amazing. Stuff them with little smokies and let them do their thing in a Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker before everyone comes over to watch the game, and you’re set to have an awesome homegate!
Game Day is always my time to shine, and to create something amazing. I like to have a little “homegating” with friends or even just me and my son. Getting into the football spirit I like to bust out my USC Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker (which you can get in other NCAA and NFL teams too if the Trojans isn’t your style). Gets me ready to “fight on”.
As for these Jalapeno Poppers, they’re incredible when slow-cooked. Cook for a few hours on high until the bacon is cooked through, and you have crispy bacon on the outside follower by this tender jalapeno and sausage that almost melts in your mouth. If you can handle the heat, these are highly addicting!
It’s more fool proof to cook this recipe in a Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker compared to in the oven, especially when entertaining your friends and family on game day. I find myself a lot of times getting distracted and forgetting that food is in the oven. When it’s sitting in a slow cooker, there’s definitely a wider room for error when you make little mistakes like that!
These are super simple to prepare too. Just stuff the pepper with a little cream cheese, add some little smokies and roll them up in bacon. PRO TIP: If you have a roasting rack for your Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker , you can use it and place them on top so that they sit above the drippings to give you crisp bacon all around.
Slow Cooker bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers will easily be a winner at your next homegating party!
Slow Cooker Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Little Smokie Poppers
- 9 large jalapenos
- 40 count little smokie sausages
- 1/2 cup cream cheese
- 18 strips bacon
- Cut jalapenos in half and de-seed. spoon in cream cheese; about 1/2 tbsp or so per jalapeno half. Stuff with 1-2 little smokies, then wrap with bacon.
- Place on an oval roasting rack (optional) in the Crock-Pot® and cook on high for about 4 hours until bacon is cooked all the way. Set to warm until ready to serve. Enjoy!