Smoked Jalapenos

Raven Higheagle


This is a really great way to get a smokey flavor into foods without firing up the smoker and smoking all day. The method is simple and you use your oven. Basically you are building your own in-house smoker, You can use this method for all kinds of foods.


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Makes 2 Pounds
5 Min
30 Min


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  • 2 lb
    fresh jalapeno peppers
  • 2 c
    hickory or mesquite chips
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How to Make Smoked Jalapenos


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
    Put 2 cups hickory or mesquite chips in the bottom of a 4-inch deep heavy roasting pan.
  2. Cover with water and let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Drain the water and cover the chips with foil.
  4. Place the jalapenos on the foil, in a single layer, and cover the pan tightly with additional foil, put in the oven for 10 minutes. (the foil will puff up like your making Jiffy popcorn.)
  5. Turn the oven down to 250 degrees and cook for 30 minutes longer until the jalapenos are slightly browned.
  6. Allow the jalapenos to cool and remove the stems, seeds and ribs after roasting.
  7. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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