This is the poppers recipe I entered into the Austin Bacon Takedown cooking competition where over 200 people tried and provided rave reviews for it’s flavor!
This recipe is always a party pleaser and it’s requested by my friends and family who’ve had them in the past. Now you can add my poppers to your go-to game day menu! :)
What are Poppers?
A popper, to me, is a small appetizer, snack or mini version of a food that can easily pop in your mouth as a whole or with one bite.
Most of the time jalapeño peppers are used as the vessel to stuff and use as the base for poppers (at least they are in my recipe.) :)
There’s a significant amount of flavors, evenly dispersed across the entire dish and a tad of sweetness that creates the perfect combination of savory and sweet.
History Behind the Paleo Porn Poppers
I was bacon recipe testing for months before I determined my final recipe to enter in the Bacon Takedown.
This recipe alone went through many different variations to get to it’s final resting state. It all started with this bacon wrapped chicken popper recipe. I first adjusted the amount of chicken then crossed that recipe with a typical stuffed date. The particular stuffed date I was inspired by came from a local Chicago restaurant we were frequently going to called Avec.
With lots of testing to achieve the exact ratio for each ingredient I finally produced this Paleo Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers recipe.
You will also find this tasty recipe in my first cookbook, Pigskin Paleo.
Just a note, total time to make 160 poppers is about 3 hours ;)