Texas Twinkies Brisket Stuffed Peppers

Brisket, peppers, and bacon, oh my! Get ready to stuff yourself silly with these texas twinkies brisket stuffed peppers aka atomic buffalo turds.

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Texas Twinkies aka Atomic Buffalo Turds Recipe

Move over, chili. It’s time to step aside, buffalo chicken dip. There’s a new game in town and it involves some of Texas’ most beloved comfort foods.

Brisket, peppers, and bacon, oh my! Get ready to stuff yourself silly with these texas twinkies brisket stuffed peppers aka atomic buffalo turds.

You’ll want one because of how delicious it tastes with smoked brisket cream cheese wrapped up inside of bacon.

Texas Twinkies Brisket Stuffed Peppers

Yes, please! Are you ready to eat your way through every part of these temptation tempting treats?

Trust us – you won’t be disappointed.

What are Texas Twinkies

No, it’s not the kind of twinkies that you are thinking of. These are waaaaay better!

A Texas Twinkie is not your average jalapeno popper!

Instead, these delicious treats contain cream cheese and smoked brisket inside a crunchy exterior covered in thick-cut bacon.

Texas Twinkies Brisket Stuffed Peppers

The sweet and tangy flavor of a Texas Twinkie is sure to please any palate.

Hutchins BBQ in McKinney, TX has been making these delicious treats and they are absolutely incredible.

The delicious, greasy goodness that is a Texas Twinkie has been appropriately nicknamed “the happy meat.”

It’s an accomplishment for your taste buds and soul when you take in this flavor sensation!

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers Oven Ingredients

  • Jalapeños sliced and de-seeded – Just like in Texas, go big or go home.
  • Thick-cut bacon – Thick cut bacon is easier to wrap around the peppers and holds it together better.
  • Cream cheese room temp – Leave at room temp for about an hour before ready to make these.
  • Smoked brisket chopped or shredded – We will have a post on how to smoke a brisket coming up shortly for those that don’t know how to.
Texas Twinkies Brisket Stuffed Peppers

For exact measurements, please see the recipe card below.

How to Make Brisket Stuffed Peppers

Start by preparing your jalapeños. When selecting your jalapeños at the store, just like they say in Texas “bigger is better”!

I trim the top of the jalapeño off. Next, using a sharp pairing knife, slice a straight line down the backside of the jalapeno (it’s often the flat part). Using your fingers spread the jalapeno open.

Grab your pairing knife and carefully de-seed the jalapeño. This is where all the heat is. If you want to leave the jalapeno a little spicy, leave the white rib portion and remove the seeds.

Rinse your jalapeños under water to clean them and rinse any seeds away.

Using a knife stuff half of the inside of the jalapeño with cream cheese. Ensure there is enough as this will help the brisket stick to and keep intact.

Once the jalapenos have been stuffed with cream cheese it’s time to add the brisket. Take your shredded or chopped brisket and stuff each jalapeno.

On a flat surface, lay out a slice of thick-cut bacon.

Beginning at one side, secure the bacon to the jalapeno with a toothpick. Wrap the jalapeno with the bacon and secure the other end with another toothpick.

When all of the jalapenos have been wrapped in bacon it’s now time to cook them. You can choose to cook them in the oven, air fryer, or the smoker.

Texas Twinkies Brisket Stuffed Peppers

BACON WRAPPED JALAPENO POPPERS OVEN COOKING:

Preheat your oven to 400°. Place the Texas Twinkies on a baking sheet (preferably on a wire rack with a baking sheet under to catch the drippings), this will allow the bacon to crisp up nicely. Bake for 20-30 minutes until the bacon has cooked through and is done to your liking.

SMOKER COOKING:

Preheat your smoker to 275°. Place the Texas Twinkies directly on the wire rack. Allow cooking for 60-90 minutes, until the bacon has cooked through.

AIR FRYER COOKING:

It’s no secret that I love my Air Fryer and I use it daily. While making a bunch of these in the air fryer will take some time, making just a few for an after-school snack is no problem at all.

Set your air fryer to 350 degrees F and cook for about 15-20 minutes. Place a couple of ends of bread at the bottom of the air fryer under the basket to absorb the bacon grease. It cuts down on smoke.

Be sure to keep a close eye on them, unless of course, you like the bacon burnt like my husband.

Texas Twinkies Brisket Stuffed Peppers

How to Reheat Jalapeno Poppers

You can place in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes or in the air fryer at 350 for about 5 minutes.

They are not good reheated in the microwave. Just saying.

What to Serve with Atomic Buffalo Turds Recipe

First off, I’m not sure where that name came from, but it seems they are also known as that.

I like to serve these as appetizers on game day or at 4th of July parties. Since they are filled with brisket, there really is no need to serve anything else with them.

However, make it a meal by serving them with a few of the following recipes.

Yield: 8

Texas Twinkies Brisket Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

Texas Twinkies Brisket Stuffed Peppers

Brisket, peppers, and bacon, oh my! Get ready to stuff yourself silly with these Texas Twinkies brisket stuffed peppers aka atomic buffalo turds.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 jalapenos sliced and de-seeded
  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 12 tbsp cream cheese room temp
  • 2 c smoked brisket chopped or shredded

Instructions

  1. Start by preparing your jalapenos. When selecting your jalapenos at the store, just like they say in Texas “bigger is better”! Texas Twinkies Brisket Stuffed Peppers
  2. I trim the top of the jalapeno off. Next, using a sharp pairing knife, slice a straight line down the backside of the jalapeno (it’s often the flat part). Using your fingers spread the jalapeno open. Texas Twinkies Brisket Stuffed Peppers
  3. Grab your pairing knife and carefully de-seed the jalapeno. This is where all the heat is. If you want to leave the jalapeno a little spicy, leave the white rib portion and remove the seeds. Rinse your jalapenos under water to clean them and rinse any seeds away. Texas Twinkies Brisket Stuffed Peppers
  4. Using a knife stuff half of the inside of the jalapeno with cream cheese. Ensure there is enough as this will help the brisket stick to and keep intact. Texas Twinkies Brisket Stuffed Peppers
  5. Once the jalapenos have been stuffed with cream cheese it’s time to add the brisket. Texas Twinkies Brisket Stuffed Peppers
  6. Take your shredded or chopped brisket and stuff each jalapeno. Texas Twinkies Brisket Stuffed Peppers 34
  7. On a flat surface, lay out a slice of thick-cut bacon. Texas Twinkies Brisket Stuffed Peppers
  8. Beginning at one side, secure the bacon to the jalapeno with a toothpick. Wrap the jalapeno with the bacon and secure the other end with another toothpick. Texas Twinkies Brisket Stuffed Peppers
  9. When all of the jalapenos have been wrapped in bacon it’s now time to cook them. Texas Twinkies Brisket Stuffed Peppers
  10. You can choose to cook them in the oven or the smoker or air fryer. Texas Twinkies Brisket Stuffed Peppers * Texas Twinkies Brisket Stuffed Peppers

Notes

BACON WRAPPED JALAPENO POPPERS OVEN COOKING:

Preheat your oven to 400°. Place the Texas Twinkies on a baking sheet (preferably on a wire rack with a baking sheet under to catch the drippings), this will allow the bacon to crisp up nicely. Bake for 20-30 minutes until the bacon has cooked through and is done to your liking.

SMOKER COOKING:

Preheat your smoker to 275°. Place the Texas Twinkies directly on the wire rack. Allow cooking for 60-90 minutes, until the bacon has cooked through.

AIR FRYER COOKING:

It’s no secret that I love my Air Fryer and I use it daily. While making a bunch of these in the air fryer will take some time, making just a few for an after-school snack is no problem at all.

Set your air fryer to 350 degrees F and cook for about 15-20 minutes. Place a couple of ends of bread at the bottom of the air fryer under the basket to absorb the bacon grease. It cuts down on smoke.

Be sure to keep a close eye on them, unless of course, you like the bacon burnt like my husband.

How to Reheat Jalapeno Poppers

You can place in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes or in the air fryer at 350 for about 5 minutes.

They are not good reheated in the microwave. Just saying.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 292Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 92mgSodium 291mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 22g

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