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BBQ Jalapeno Poppers (3 Easy Steps!)

When you want an easy appetizer that looks impressive but was incredibly easy to make, then you want to make our BBQ Jalapeño Poppers! Trust us!

Bacon wrapped jalapenos on a white plate.

Most people (ourselves included) think that Jalapeno poppers must be difficult to make. We used to think so, too, until we came up with this super simple way to make cheese stuffed jalapeno poppers that can be made in 3 simple steps!

These are perfect appetizers for:

  • Picnics
  • Tailgating
  • BBQs
  • Game Day

We also love that these can be made in an RV toaster oven if you don’t want to use a large oven. Just make them in small batches.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • 3 Easy steps is all it takes to make these poppers!
  • You can use leftover pulled pork from another meal, or buy ready-made pork to use.
  • A little bit spicy for those that love heat!
  • Many of the ingredients can also be used to make bacon and cheese stuffed celery, which are perfect appetizers for those that don’t like spicy foods.

BBQ Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

Makes 16 jalapeno poppers | Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes

Be careful when removing the seeds! Just make sure not to touch your eyes when removing the seeds, and wash your hands with soap and water afterwards.


  • 8 jalapenos, halved with seeds removed
  • 1 cup cooked pulled pork
  • 1 tablespoon BBQ seasoning
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese
  • 16 slices bacon


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Stir together the pulled pork, cream cheese, shredded cheese, and BBQ seasoning.

Step 2

Fill each pepper with the BBQ mixture.

Stuffed jalapenos on a wooden cutting board.

Then wrap a piece of bacon around each pepper.

Bacon wrapped peppers on a cutting board.

Step 3

Place a wire rack on top of a baking sheet, then place the peppers on top.

Bacon wrapped peppers on a cooling rack.

Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until the bacon is crispy and the peppers are softened.

Bacon wrapped jalapenos on a white plate.

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Bbq jalapeño poppers on a white plate.

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