Sloppy joes with jalapeno popper flavor, stuffed with cheddar cheese, cream cheese and jalapenos! Yum!

Although a little messy, sloppy joes are a FABULOUS meal for game day! As incredible as the sloppy joes may be, they get even better when you combine them with the flavors of the jalapeno poppers! This recipe starts with basic sloppy joes with the addition of jalapenos, cream cheese and cheddar cheese! I often like to make jalapeno poppers wrapped in bacon, and so I add the sloppy joes bacon. Jalapeno poppers are often coated with crispy breadcrumbs and you can fill the sandwiches with crumbled tortilla chips! Either way, they serve this sloppy joe’s jalapeno popper, it’s the perfect meal for the day of the game or a busy week meal!

Sloppy joes with jalapeno popper flavor, stuffed with cheddar cheese, cream cheese and jalapenos! Yum!


6 Strips of Bacon, Cut into 1/2-Inch Pieces (Optional)
1 Pound of minced meat
1 diced onion
2 jalapenos, sliced or diced
2 chopped garlic cloves
1/4 cup ketchup
1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
1 Teaspoon of paprika
1 Tablespoon steak seasoning (or salt and pepper to taste)
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
4 Ounces Cream Cheese, Warmed
4 Rolls (gluten-free for gluten-free)


Bake the bacon in a pan before placing it on paper towels and draining the bacon fat from the pan.

Add beef and onions to the pan, cook over medium heat, while cooking, break the beef and drain excess fat from the pan.

Add jalapeno and garlic and cook until fragrant, about a minute.

Season the ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, paprika and steak and bring to a boil.

Add the cheddar and cream cheese and let them melt in the sauce before mixing the bacon.

Collect the sandwiches and enjoy!

Note: You can control the heat in this recipe with jalapenos! Add more if you want it warmer and use less if you want it softer.

  • Option: add crumbled tortilla chips or corn chips, etc. for the crunch!

Nutritional value: 637 calories, 61 g fat (25 g, saturated fatty acids, 1 g Trans), 169 mg cholesterol, 1081 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrates (2 g fiber, 9 g sugar), 38 g protein

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