Keto Bacon Wrapped Smokie Jalapeno Poppers
We actually have another name for these Bacon Wrapped Smokie Jalapeno Poppers. We call them Buffalo Turds. I know what you are thinking. Why do we call them that? I don’t know. After you eat one, you won’t care what they are called. You will just want to know how you can score some more of these delicious keto jalapeno poppers. They are that addicting! And the best part about these jalapeno poppers….they are low carb and keto!!!
The recipe is so simple - only four ingredients, jalapenos, cream cheese, cocktail sausages, and bacon. There is a lot of prep work in making these but we get an assembly line going with two or more people and can knock out the prep time quickly.
These fat filled jalapeno poppers are the ideal ketogenic meal with 27 grams of fat per three poppers. Whenever we are going a keto restart and have fallen off the keto wagon, we make a bunch of these keto jalapeno poppers. They satisfy any craving for fast food or carb filled foods. These poppers are the ultimate comfort food!
These keto bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers are our appetizer of choice for any gathering we host. We have converted many other friends into buffalo turd lovers. They are usually the first thing to disappear!
Cooking Keto Jalapeno Poppers
These jalapeno poppers can be cooked in the oven or on a grill. If using a grill cook on indirect heat for an hour.
Keto jalapeno poppers have a long cooking time. The longer you cook the poppers, the less spicy they will be. You can take them out sooner, but they might be a little too spicy for some of your guests to enjoy.
How to Make Keto Bacon Jalapeno Poppers in the Oven
To make these poppers in the oven, place them in a 350 to 375 degree oven and let them cook for at least an hour. Again, the longer you cook the jalapeno poppers, the less spicy they will be.
Are Jalapeno Poppers Spicy?
Not really. If you cook the poppers long enough over lower heat, most of the spice in the chili peppers cooks out, leaving a mild spicy flavor. The longer you cook these keto jalapeno poppers, the less spicy they will be.
Adjust The Level Of Heat From The Jalapeno
If you find the jalapeno peppers to be too spicy, make sure you are removing all the ribs and seeds. This is where the heat is in the jalapeno pepper. You can also cook the keto jalapeno poppers longer to decrease the spiciness of the pepper.
Another option is to use an anaheim chili pepper instead. Anaheim peppers have a Scoville rating of 500-1000 (which is mild). Jalapeno peppers have a Scoville rating of 2500-8000.
Are Jalapenos Keto Approved?
Yes, jalapenos are keto friendly. One jalapeno pepper has 0.5 grams net carbs. Once you pile all of the cream cheese, lit’l smokie inside and wrap in bacon, you will get full pretty easily with just 3 or 4 jalapeno poppers.
Lil’t Smokies On The Keto Diet
Lit’l Smokies brand has corn syrup, dextrose, and MSG on their ingredients label. They aren’t the cleanest of keto foods. For 5 sausage links there are 2 grams of carbohydrates. There are some brands that don’t contain sugars or MSG. Check out Whole Foods or the organic/natural food section in the grocery store.
Can I Prep This Recipe Ahead Of Time?
You can prep these keto jalapeno poppers up to three days ahead of time. Store them in the refrigerator until you plan to cook them. When you want to cook the poppers, place them on the baking sheet and bake according to the instructions above.
You can also freeze these keto jalapeno poppers too! Freeze these bacon, cream cheese jalapeno poppers all prepped, prepared and unbaked.
Other Delicious Keto Appetizers to Make at a Party
If you are having guests over for a party, BBQ or potluck, here are some other keto appetizer options you should try!