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Bacon Cheeseburger Jalapeno Poppers

Bacon Cheeseburger Jalapeno Poppers are the ultimate grilling appetizer to add to your next party menu.

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Grilled bacon wrapped jalapenos.

If you love bacon cheeseburgers, these jalapeno poppers are going to be your new favorite appetizer.

Why We Love these Bacon Cheeseburger Jalapeno Poppers Appetizers

  • Easy Appetizer: Jalapeno poppers are easy to make, can be prepped ahead and great to make on the grill.
  • Will Feed a Crowd: This recipe is easy to scale from making just a few to a large batch for large gatherings.
  • Delicious Party Food: The combination of spicy jalapenos, seasoned ground beef, cheese, smoky bacon and sweet bbq sauce is an irresistible appetizer.
Bacon wrapped jalapenos with ground beef and cheddar.

Ingredients Needed for BBQ Jalapeno Poppers

  • Large Jalapeños
  • Ground Beef – we are using 90/10 grass fed ground beef.
  • Steak Rub
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Cheddar Cheese – grated
  • Mozzarella Cheese – grated
  • Thin Sliced Bacon
  • Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce

Step-By-Step Directions for Bacon Cheeseburger Jalapeno Poppers

Collage: browned ground beef, bowl with cheese, mixed.
  1. Make the Filling: Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat, crumbling as it cooks. Drain excess grease if needed. Season with Steak rub and Worcestershire sauce, mixing well, cook 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine browned hamburger meat with shredded cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheeese.
Collage: Sliced jalapenos, filled with ground beef, wrapped in bacon.
  1. Prep Jalapenos: Slice jalapenos lengthwise, leaving the stems intact. Remove seeds and membranes. Rinse jalapenos and pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Make the Poppers: Fill jalapeno halves with cheeseburger filling.
  3. Wrap a slice of bacon around each jalapeno and place on a baking sheet or tray. Refrigerate while you prepare the grill.
Collage: grilling jalapeno poppers, brushing with bbq sauce.
  1. Grill: We are cooking on our Big Green Egg with lump charcoal and hickory chunks for smoke flavor. Heat the grill to 350°.
  2. Place bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers onto the hot grill over indirect fire. Cook with the grill closed about 20 minutes, monitoring closely.
  3. When bacon is crisp, brush with bbq sauce in a thick layer. Close the lid, cooking another 1- 2 minutes.
Platter of bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers.
  1. Remove from grill and allow to cool about 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes for Ground Beef Jalapeno Poppers

  • Add-Ins: Sautéed onions or diced dill pickles can be mixed in with the ground beef and cheese for the filling.
  • Make Ahead: Fill jalapenos and wrap with bacon. Place in a single layer in a casserole dish or baking pan. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to one day in advance.
  • Storage: Store leftover jalapeno poppers in the refrigerator up to 3 days.
  • Reheat: Place jalapeno poppers onto a lined baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes at 350°.

More Jalapeno Popper Recipes to Try

Bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers on a plate, tray behind.

If you are hosting a party for the big game this weekend, a cookout or gathering with friends, add these Bacon Cheeseburger Jalapeño Poppers to your grilling menu.

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Plate of 2 jalapeno poppers.
Yield: 4 Servings

Bacon Cheeseburger Jalapeno Poppers

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Bacon Cheeseburger Jalapeno Poppers are the ultimate grilling appetizer to add to your next party menu.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat, crumbling as it cooks. Drain excess grease if needed.
  2. Season with Steak rub and Worcestershire sauce, mixing well, cook 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a bowl, combine browned hamburger meat with shredded cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheeese.
  4. Slice jalapenos lengthwise, leaving the stems intact. Remove seeds and membranes. Rinse jalapenos and pat dry with a paper towel.
  5. Fill jalapeno halves with cheeseburger filling.
  6. Wrap a slice of bacon around each jalapeno and place on a baking sheet or tray. Refrigerate while you prepare the grill.
  7. We are cooking on our Big Green Egg with lump charcoal and hickory chunks for smoke flavor. Heat the grill to 350°.
  8. Place bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers onto the hot grill over indirect fire. Cook with the grill closed about 20 minutes, monitoring closely.
  9. When bacon is crisp, brush with bbq sauce in a thick layer. Close the lid, cooking another 1- 2 minutes.
  10. Remove from grill and allow to cool about 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • Double Recipe as Needed.
  • Add-Ins: Sautéed onions or diced dill pickles can be mixed in with the ground beef and cheese for the filling.
  • Make Ahead: Fill jalapenos and wrap with bacon. Place in a single layer in a casserole dish or baking pan. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to one day in advance.
  • Storage: Store leftover jalapeno poppers in the refrigerator up to 3 days.
  • Reheat: Place jalapeno poppers onto a lined baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes at 350°.
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    4

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 356Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 1264mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 20g

    Nutritional information is estimated and may not be accurate.

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