Pulled Pork Sliders and Jalapeño Poppers

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9:30 - Prep 0:30 / Cook 9:00

Sliders and jalapeno poppers are easy to make for game day, get-togethers and more.

8-10 Servings


Pulled Pork
  • 8 pound pork butt
  • 1/2 cup pork rub
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 10-12 slider buns
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
Jalapeño Sliders
  • 6 large jalapeños
  • 16 ounces bacon
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
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1. Remove the pork butt from its packaging and dry it off with paper towels.
2. Sprinkle the butt with your favorite pork rub covering all sides.
3. Set the pork butt to the side while you prepare your fire in the smoker.
4. Prepare the smoker side of your Oklahoma Joe’s Longhorn Combo with a heavy bed of unlit coals in the firebox. Then, fill a chimney with lump charcoal and light with fire starters. Once the chimney is fully engulfed in flames, pour the chimney over the unlit bed of coals, adding apple or pecan chunks for flavor.
5. Once your smoker reaches 275°F, place the pork butt on the grate closer to the gas grill side of your Combo.
6. Spritz your pork butt with apple juice every hour to add additional flavor and added moisture.
7. Once your pork butt reaches an internal temperature of 195°F and a probe can slide in and out like soft butter, remove the pork butt, wrap with foil, and place in a warming box or in the oven on low to hold the butt while you prepare your jalapeño poppers.
8. Wash the jalapenos with cold water and remove the end with the stem. Slice them in half long ways, and make sure you remove all the seeds and the inner core.
9. Mix the remaining ingredients together thoroughly in a bowl.
10. Fill the halved jalapenos with the cream cheese mixture.
11. Wrap the jalapeno and cream cheese with bacon, securing the end with a tooth pick to hold the bacon in place during the cooking process.
12. Place the jalapeno poppers in the hot smoker for about 20 minutes to add a nice smoke flavor.
13. While the poppers are on the smoker, light the gas grill side of your Oklahoma Joe’s Combo and heat the grill to 400°F.
14. After 20 minutes on the smoker, move the poppers over to the grill placing them on a rack for easy removal when they are finished.
15. Grill the poppers for about 15 minutes or until the bacon is crispy.
16. After the jalapeno poppers are done, you can set them aside and pull the pork butt. The inside of the pork butt will be extremely hot still, so use Meat Shredders or Hot Gloves. Place the pulled pork on the slider rolls, drizzle with your favorite BBQ sauce and enjoy an amazing meal made completely on your Oklahoma Joe’s Longhorn Combo.
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