- 6 ea Jalapenos Halved and seeded
- 1 cup Bacon Bits See notes
- 1 ea Fig Jam I subbed Cranberry Chutney here
- 1 ea Peanut Butter
- 6 oz Goat Cheese Might need more or less
- 1 ea Raspberry Vinegar Optional – I used Fat Louie's from Door County
- Gather your ingredients. Set your smoker for 250 or so. I used cherry wood with this cook.
- Halve and seed your jalapenos. Be careful to not rip the sides. We need these "boats" to hold our ingredients!
- Line the interior of the "boats" with a thin layer of peanut butter. Too much and it'll over power all the other flavors.
- Fill the "boats" to their edges with the goat cheese.
- Put a thick layer of the jam / chutney over the top of the goat cheese.
- Sprinkle heavily with bacon. Place in smoker for 2 – 3 hours or until done.
- Serve and enjoy! I personally like to drizzle a little raspberry vinegar on at this point for a little extra kick, but it's up to you.
- So the name….. it’s the best I could come up with….. open to suggestions for improvement. Billy references a Billy Goat (Goat Cheese)… the rest is self explanatory. 😉
- There’s admittedly a LOT of strong and rich flavors competing with each other here. I doubt this recipe would ever go viral, but they do taste great and is something different you can serve your guests.
- Recipe for the Crispy Bacon Bits.
- I used mild jalapenos here….. I think it’s possible hot jalapenos may be even better in this recipe if you can handle the heat.