Air Fryer Texas Twinkies — Texans are always looking for a bit of flavor and spice. But what about when you get too much of both? That’s where the twinkie comes in! It is essentially-a whole jalapeno pepper stuffed with cream cheese and chopped leftover brisket that we call “The Texas Tweak.”
Everyone has made Air Fryer Jalapeno Peppers, and they are so good!
But what if you want even more flavor? Air Fryer Texas Twinkies takes things up a notch; meaty yet creamy smoky flavors meet sweet, melty textures like never before (in more ways than just taste). Of course, these appetizers are wrapped in bacon! Which makes them even more amazing!
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What Are Texas Twinkies?
Texas Twinkies are a spicy treat that started in Texas. It’s the perfect snack to enjoy while watching your favorite game or just kicking back with friends on Sunday afternoon!
The ingredients for these tasty treats start as some jumbo-sized jalapeno peppers, which we hollow out of their insides before stuffing them full of chopped brisket and cream cheese, then wrap it all up; using bacon – they’re so good you won’t be able to stop at one bite!
They are delicious, And they will soon become a family favorite! And you can thank you, trusty Air Fryer!
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Texas Twinkies
- Jalapeno Peppers
- Cream Cheese
How To Make Air Fryer Texas Twinkies
Start by cutting the top of your jalapenos off, remove the seeds and membranes (if you do not want them too hot)
Add the cream cheese into the center of the jalapeno and then fill the hole with the brisket.
Wrap the jalapeno pepper in bacon, and use some toothpicks (soaked in water for about 10 minutes) to hold the bacon around the jalapeno. Set them into the air fryer basket for 8 to 10 minutes at 390 degrees F, air fryer setting.
Which Bacon is Best for Texas Twinkies?
It’s time to fry up some bacon and whip up a batch of Texas Twinkies! But, which bacon is best for the job? We’ve compiled a list of delicious bacon that will work well with your following recipe.
- Maple Bacon
- Black Pepper Bacon
- Center Cut Bacon
How To Cut The Jalapenos
Use a sharp knife to cut through the jalapenos. You can remove some of the seeds or membrane or leave them. The more sources you go in, the spicer the peppers will be.
Why Make Texas Twinkies In The Air Fryer?
Using an air fryer is a great way to make your food crispy and delicious without cleaning up afterward. This Air Fryer Texas Twinkies batch will come out perfectly cooked, and the bacon is fantastic!
Can I Make Air Fryer Texas Twinkies Ahead of Time?
There is absolutely no reason you should not get your hands on these tasty, spicy beauties. The prep work can be done the night before, and keep them fresh until it’s time to cook some delicious food!
Make sure to assemble and tightly wrap them in saran wrap, and keep them in the refrigerator. Then when you are ready to air fry up your Texas Twinkies, they will be waiting for you!
Should You Use Parchment Paper Or Spray The Basket?
Since the bacon coats the basket as it cooks, you will not need to use either a piece of parchment paper or spray your basket.
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- 8 Jalapeno Peppers
- 1/4 cup cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/2 cup cooked brisket
- 8 pieces of bacon
- Start by cutting the top of your jalapenos off, remove the seeds and membranes (if you do not want them too hot)
- Add the cream cheese into the center of the jalapeno and then fill the hole with brisket.
- Wrap the jalapeno pepper in bacon, use some toothpicks (soaked in water for about 10 minutes) to hold the bacon around the jalapeno. Set them into the air fryer basket for 8 to 10 minutes at 390 degrees F, air fryer setting.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 224mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 9g
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