The best smoked stuffed poblano pepper recipe. The peppers are smoky, meaty, cheesy and absolutely delicious. Serve with mashed potatoes. | Taste of Artisan

Smoked Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: smoked peppers
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Sausage prep: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Victor
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Ingredients

  • 4 poblano peppers cut in half lengthwise membrane and seeds removed
  • 2 lbs fresh sausage removed from casings
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 strips reduced salt bacon

Instructions

  • Preheat your smoker to 225F-250F.
  • Divide the sausage into eight equal parts. Press the sausage onto each of the poblano halves in an even layer. 
    The best smoked stuffed poblano pepper recipe. The peppers are smoky, meaty, cheesy and absolutely delicious. Serve with mashed potatoes. | Taste of Artisan
  • Sprinkle shredded cheddar on top of the sausage layer. Wrap each pepper half with a bacon strip.
    The best smoked stuffed poblano pepper recipe. The peppers are smoky, meaty, cheesy and absolutely delicious. Serve with mashed potatoes. | Taste of Artisan
  • Smoke at 225F for about 2 hours or 250F for about 1 1/2 hours. Serve immediately.

Notes

You can use any fresh sausage you like. Italian sweet sausage, mild or hot, can be found at any grocery store works very well. If you are up for it, you can make your own sausage. For this recipe ideally you want to you pork, or pork/beef combination with fat content of no less than 25%. For lean meats add fat trimmings to bring the fat content up. I like to use pork butt which comes with about 25-30% fat content. It's perfect for smoked sausage.
Here is my basic recipe for fresh sausage:
  • 2 lbs pork butt
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 tsp (heaping) marjoram
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1/2 cup ice water

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg