Jalapeno Sloppy Joes with bacon

Jalapeno Popper Sloppy Joes

Jalapeno Popper Sloppy Joes are the PERFECT combo of spicy and cheesy just like a jalapeno popper, and ready in under 30 minutes!

Course Main, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword jalapeno popper sloppy joes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 542 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 jalapenos chopped
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • 8 ounces cheddar cut into cubes
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese cut into cubes
  • fresh jalapeno slices optional
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
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  1. In a large skillet over medium heat cook ground beef, onion, and jalapeno until onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Use a spatula to break up ground beef, stirring frequently. 

  2. Add ketchup, apple cider vinegar, tomato sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Cook another 6-8 minutes, stirring to combine with meat.

  3. Add 3/4 of the cheddar, cream cheese and bacon, stirring for just a second before serving on toasted hamburger buns and top with remaining cheddar cheese.

Recipe Notes

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

Nutrition Facts
Jalapeno Popper Sloppy Joes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 542 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g 62%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 1003mg 42%
Potassium 620mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 13g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 26.3%
Vitamin C 14.9%
Calcium 34.2%
Iron 14.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.