Jalapeno Popper Recipe – Making jalapeno poppers on the braai

Just 3 ingredients for a delicious jalapeno popper

If you’ve been following me for some time, you’ll know how much I love the Braai Pie. Today I tried something that I also believe every braai master should try (and then love)… I present to you the Braai-Style Jalapeno Poppers recipe.

This delicious little snack, consists simply of Jalapeno peppers, cheese and bacon… yet they combine to create a mouthgasm of note.

Please check out the printable recipe and step-by-step video below for the easiest braai-style jalapeno poppers.

Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno Braai Poppers
4.8 from 4 votes
Print Rate
Side Dish
bacon, bacon-wrapped, jalapeno, popper
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 10kcal
Author: BraaiBoy
Cost: 1


  • 16 Jalapenos
  • 16 strips bacon - Streaky
  • Cheese

How To Braai

  • Open Jalapenos: Cut a slice into 1 side of Jalapeno and remove the pith (the white stuff on the inside) and seeds – I’m sure you must get tools that can help you with this, but the back of a teaspoon works just as well.
    16 Jalapenos
  • Grate & Mix Cheese: I used cheddar and bit of mozzarella here. Mozzarella doesn’t have such a strong flavour, so you want to use more cheddar in the mix.
    Grated Cheese
  • (optional) If you want some more of the burn back in your peppers, then chop up the slice you removed in step 1, and maybe even some of the pith.
    Mixed Filling
  • Stuff Jalapenos: Stuff your Jalapenos with the cheese mixture and wrap with bacon.Tip: Use a toothpick to hold the bacon in place. If you know what you’re doing and can wrap it so that the bacon ties itself, you don’t need the toothpicks, but feel free to use them for your first few tries.
    16 strips bacon
    Jalapeno Poppers
  • Braai your Jalapeno Poppers until the bacon is nice and crispy.



I’m not a big fan of cream cheeses, so I use a mix of Mozzarella and Cheddar… but feel free to use cream cheese and/or feta cheese instead.


Calories: 10kcal
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This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Andre Grassie

    Stunning recipes ! Keep up the good work !

    1. BraaiBoy

      Thank You! I will definitely do so.

  2. Andre Lloyd

    Poppers were a bang very yummy.

  3. Dave

    Try T Boning your chilis,cut a slot at right angles to the stem,and then slit the chili to the point.Open it up,scrape it if you’re a woesie,stuff it and then toothpick/bacon ,whatever.So sorry for being late

    1. BraaiBoy

      I will definitely have to try that next time… Thanks for the tip!

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