Bacon Buffalo Cream Cheese Jalapenos

Glynda King


These are so good! Creamy with a kick!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These jalapeno poppers will not win a beauty contest, but once you taste them you'll realize it's what's inside that counts. The filling is creamy, hearty, and flavorful. We love the addition of ground beef; it bulks up the filling. Buffalo wing sauce makes these poppers a little different too. You taste the Buffalo flavor but it's not overpowering. Bacon adds smoky flavor and holds everything in. These are the perfect appetizer for a casual event, game day or a Superbowl party. The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
25 Min


  • 16 medium
    jalapeno peppers washed, cut in half long ways and cleaned out
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese softened (room temp), 8 oz
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    onion powder
  • 8 oz
    shredded cheddar, divided in half
  • 3/4 lb
    browned & drained hamburger meat
  • 1/4 c
    Buffalo wing sauce (I like mine spicy)
  • 1 lb
    thin bacon, cut in half

How to Make Bacon Buffalo Cream Cheese Jalapenos


  1. Cook and drain ground meat. Set aside.
  2. Wash jalapenos. Cut the stems off first then cut them lengthwise. Scrape all the seeds out. (You may want to wear gloves for this part.)
  3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment. Lay out the jalapeno halves. Preheat oven to 375 degreed.
  4. Mix together the cream cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, 4 oz shredded cheddar (reserve the other 4 oz for later), cooked hamburger meat, and Buffalo wing sauce.
  5. Fill the jalapeno halves with the filling.
  6. Cut the bacon in half.
  7. Place a slice of bacon under a jalapeno half. Sprinkle a little cheese on top.
  8. Wrap the bacon around the jalapeno and secure it with a toothpick. Repeat the process to all the jalapeno halves.
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes until the bacon gets crisp.
  10. Remove peppers from the oven. Allow to cool slightly before handling.
  11. ***Please make sure you wear gloves while handling the peppers***

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About Bacon Buffalo Cream Cheese Jalapenos

Course/Dish: Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Collection: The Great Tailgate!

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