Chili-Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

Chili-Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

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For the Poppers
jalapeno peppers, sliced in half
cup cheddar cheese, shredded
slices bacon
For the Chili
tablespoons butter
onion, diced
pound ground beef
tablespoon chili powder
teaspoon cumin
teaspoon lime juice
clove garlic, minced
ounces diced tomatoes
cup BBQ sauce
cup beer
salt and pepper to taste



Preheat your grill for indirect heat.


In a preheated cast iron skillet or saucepan, sauté the onions until golden brown. Add the ground beef, chili powder, cumin, oregano, minced garlic salt and pepper then fully brown the ground beef over medium high heat. Add the remaining chili ingredients and simmer 10 more minutes. Then, remove from heat.


Cut each jalapeño in half lengthwise and core the interior using a spoon. Fill each half jalapeño with chili, top with shredded cheddar cheese and wrap with a slice of bacon.


Place the jalapeño poppers on the indirect side of the grill and close the lid. Cook for 45 minutes at 275°F.


Remove the poppers from the grill and serve.

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  • 275 or 450??? | Feb 2, 2018

    The video says 275 degrees for 45 minutes and the instructions say 450 for 45 minutes... Which is it???

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    • Shelby Hood | Aug 6, 2018

      It's 275F for 45 minutes.

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  • Arthur. | Feb 4, 2018

    The recipe calls for Ketchup, Video BBQ sauce. and different quantities. Recipe says cook @450 for 45 minutes. Video shows cooking @275 for 45 minutes Which is correct. I really would like to make these but i don't want to screw it up...the first time.

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    • Shelby Hood | Aug 6, 2018

      Arthur, 275F for 45 minutes is correct. If you're on social media, make sure to tag us know when you make them-- we'd love to see the final result and hear what you think.

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  • Ron D | Feb 5, 2018

    Would like to see some recipes like the jalapeno poppers for can be prepared on the Big Easy cooker

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  • Johnny | Feb 5, 2018

    Check out this recipe Jackie! Yum

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  • Celeste | Feb 11, 2018

    I am allergic to pork so I made this with turkey bacon, and it was amazing! I highly recommend! The turkey bacon worked better in the oven at the same temperature for 30 min. Doesn't wrap the same so it would be better on smaller Jalapeno's, it wasn't as foldable or as long as the regular bacon version I made for everyone else. You could easily use the bigger Jalapeno's for the regular bacon. I did find that there was only 16 pieces of pork bacon in the package, your would need more than one.

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  • Steelhead | Feb 17, 2019

    Added a little more cumin and chili powder to the mix. I cooked them in my smoker over hickory wood. They were excellent! My son who smokes meat For a living said they were awesome!

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