I decided to smoke a giant pork roast this past Sunday. O.K. I smoked all this meat, now what? I had no big master plan of what I was going to create, I just knew something had to involve cheese. Herein lies my Pulled Pork Jalapeno Popper Dip!
After you smoked the meat, this is a simple, quick dish! You need lots of cream cheese, some jalapenos, and Hatch chiles…can’t find fresh Hatch Chiles so can it is!
I pan fried my pulled pork just to get extra crust on the meat. I added jalapenos and hatch chiles and seasoned the meat a little more. Next, we blended half the mixture with cream cheese, mayo and jack, cheddar, and parmesean cheese.
I only blended half the mixture because I wanted to maintain some chunky texture in every bite!
Finally, we created a panko, cheese, butter, topping to give us a crunch and baked this baby at 375 for about 20 minutes.
You can broil it for a couple of minutes if you like to get that golden brown crust.
All done, golden brown and ready to dip!
Pulled Pork Jalapeno Popper Dip
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
2 cups pulled pork
16 ounces Philadelphia cream cheese, room temperature
3 fresh jalapenos, sliced
1/2 cup roasted hatch chiles
1 cup Best Foods mayonnaise
1 cup sharp cheese, grated
1 cup jack cheese, grated
1 cup parmesean cheese, grated
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 stick butter, melted
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon creole seasoning
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 cup green onions, sliced
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a pan add olive oil over medium heat, add pulled pork and fresh jalapenos, half the green onions and hatch chiles, season with black pepper, garlic powder and creole seasonings, mix well. Cook for 5 minutes.
While mixture cooks, mix cheeses together in a bowl. Reserve 1 cup of cheese mixture to top dip.
Add remaining cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise to a blender, blend well. Add half of the pulled pork veggie mixture to blender and mix well. Transfer mixture to pan with remaining pulled pork and mix well.
Place mixture into a greased casserole dish.
Melt butter, add panko to remaining cheese, pour butter over it and remaining green onions, mix well. Add crumble to top of dip, bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
Serve with chips, crackers, bread.