Elk Jalapeño Poppers


Elk Jalapeño Poppers

Cook up these appetizers for your friends on Super Bowl Sunday!

Prep Time: 10-15 Minutes | Cook Time: 15-30 Minutes | Yields: 6-8



  • 1 1/2 lbs Elk
  • 6-8 Jalapeños, sliced
  • 1 package Bacon, cut in half
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut venison into bite size chunks and jalapeños into 1/2" slices.
  3. Stack a jalapeño slice, a venison chunk and cream cheese on top of a 1/2 slice of bacon and wrap the bacon around the stack, secure with a toothpick if needed.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Bacon should be crispy and cooked through. Or, Cook on a grill or in a smoker at medium heat (200 degrees on the smoker) until bacon is done. Roughly 30 minutes on a smoker. Small in size, but BIG on flavor, these little poppers pack a punch. You'll be a hit at your next potluck with a couple of platters of these.