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Smoked Pulled Pork Stuffed Mushrooms

Little bite-sized button mushrooms stuffed with pulled pork, cream cheese, onions, jalapeño and whatever else I can think of. If you don't like mushrooms, these fillings are great stuffed into mini sweet peppers, jalapeños or alternatively, they work great as an excellent chip dip.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Hot Smoking
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 +
Author Jeff Phillips

Ingredients

  • 16-24 oz small button mushrooms
  • Pulled pork (instructions below or use leftovers.. whatever that is)
  • Sausage , ground breakfast (Like Jimmy Deans)
  • Yellow onion
  • Green/red jalapeno
  • Lemon juice
  • Cream cheese
  • Jeff’s Rub

Instructions

Steps to Making Perfect Pulled Pork

  • Make up a batch of my rub using my very own personal recipe (purchase recipe)
  • Apply the rub liberally all over a pork butt (be very generous with it)
  • Preheat smoker to 225-240°F
  • Place the meat fat side down directly on the smoker grate
  • Smoke cook for about 6 hours or until it reaches 160°F in the center
  • Wrap meat in foil (or place in foil pan covered tightly in foil) and continue to cook until the internal temperature reaches 205°F
  • Remove foiled meat from smoker (carefully) and place on counter to rest for about an hour. (open foil slightly to allow some heat to escape)
  • Remove bone then pull meat into it’s natural sections
  • Spend a few minutes picking out any clumps of fat, gelatin-like substance, membrane, etc.
  • Pull the meat into small chunks and pieces using your hands or a couple of forks

Pulled Pork Filling Ingredients

  • (4)oz cream cheese
  • ½ cup pulled pork (make sure it has cooled well)
  • (1)TBS Jeff’s Rub
  • ½ TBS Lemon Juice
  • (1/8) cup (2 TBS) finely chopped onions
  • (1/8) cup (2 TBS) finely chopped red jalapeños (green will work if you can’t find the red ones)

Pulled Pork Filling Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a medium sized mixing bowl and fold together until combined.

Sausage & Cheese Filling Ingredients

  • (4) oz cream cheese
  • (4) oz (¼ of a chub) ground breakfast sausage (like Jimmy Dean’s), Hot
  • (1)TBS Jeff’s Rub
  • ½ cup finely chopped onions
  • ¼ cup finely chopped green jalapeños
  • ½ TBS lemon juice
  • ¼ cup of hand grated parmesan cheese

Sausage & Cheese Filling Instructions

  • Cook the sausage in a frying pan over medium heat until well browned then remove to cool.
  • Put onions and jalapeños into the same frying pan without adjusting the heat and cook for about 2-3 minutes stirring frequently.
  • Once the sausage, onions and jalapeños are cooled, add all ingredients to a medium sized mixing bowl and fold together until combined.

Preparing and Stuffing the Mushrooms

  • Remove stems from mushrooms
  • Wash mushrooms under cold water
  • Use a teaspoon to fill each mushroom with desired filling
  • Sprinkle some extra rub on the mushrooms for good measure

Smoking the Mushrooms

  • Preheat smoker to 225°F
  • Place the mushrooms directly on the smoker grate
  • Smoke for 45-60 minutes or until they are warm in the center and slightly browned on top
  • Serve immediately