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A simple filling of steak and cream cheese makes these Steak Stuffed Jalapenos wrapped in bacon a popular appetizer.

Steak Stuffed Jalapenos


I challenged Big Daddy, aka Wesley, aka my other half, to create one recipe each month for His assignment? A manly dish.

Lord knows, when it comes to meat, I could really care less. But, considering this is the most searched for recipe on Call Me PMc and steak and more steak are also very popular, even with the craptastic photos are very popular, I realize the demand for beef, hearty meaty recipes. I’m just a scared of whay he may come up with. The last time he made something he stuffed pork in pork and threw it on the grill! I don’t know about that, but readers like it!

So what category should I put his recipes in? Big Daddy’s Dishes, Wesley’s grub, Manly food, Real Men Cook, Hunting camp food?? Leave a suggestion in the comments.

 Steak Stuffed Jalapenos

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For those of you that love a little spice, but need a little hearty as well, these  Steak Stuffed Jalapenos are perfect. We used chuck eye steak, but any cheaper cut would work. I wouldn’t use filet, but you certainly could.

Chuckeye steak is the more fatty end of a ribeye, but it’s much cheaper. It’s often referred to as the ‘poor man’s ribeye’. It’s a good alternative to a ribeye with a little more fat and a little less tender. Most people can’t tell the difference though. Give them an extra beer before serving and they’ll never know it’s not a ribeye.

But where does it come from?

A ribeye is cut from the 6th rib to the 12th rib of the cow. A chuck eye is cut from the 5th rib. I don’t know these things, I asked my butcher.

 Steak Stuffed Jalapenos

You’ll need

  1. fresh jalapenos, make sure they’re firm
  2. cream cheese, although you could sub Monterrey Jack, Havarti, gouda, any creamy mild cheese
  3. thin cut bacon, thin cut 
  4. chuck eye steak
  5. seasoning, really you can go bold or simple salt and pepper
 Steak Stuffed Jalapenos
Steak Stuffed Jalapenos

Steak Stuffed Jalapenos

A simple filling of steak and cream cheese make these Steak Stuffed Jalapenos wrapped in bacon a popular appetizer.
Author: Paula
5 from 18 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 16 servings


  • 8 large jalapenos washed, cut in half add inside scrapped clean
  • 1/4 to 1/3 pound chuck eye steak or your choice cut, cut into 8 strips
  • 8 slices bacon thin cut, cut in half
  • 3 ounces cream cheese cut into 8 pieces, at room temperature
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Cut jalapenos lengthwise, using a spoon clean out seeds.
  • Cut steak against the grain into 8 strips slightly smaller than the jalapeno.
  • Spoon the cream cheese into the pepper
  • Add the un-cooked steak to the pepper and wrap the bacon around the jalapeno trying not to overlap the pepper. Secure with a toothpick if necessary.
  • Add pepper to taste.
  • Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat grill or skillet to medium heat or abuot 300 degrees.
  • Rotate pepper to cook on all sides.
  • Cook until bacon is crisp.
  • Serve hot or at room temperature.


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Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. These look amazing as is! Also want to try rib eye with a cream cheese and blue cheese mixture! Will it work? Or maybe sirloin?

  2. Sounds great! Will Have to try this and thank Big Daddy for me, As a good ole southern boy, hunter and griller, i love manly recipes, and i think you should call his category…BIG DADDY”S FAVS ! Anywhoo I am bookmarking your site.

  3. I am curious ~ If you cut open 8 jalapenos, do you put the two halves back together before you wrap the bacon around it??

    1. From what I can tell, no. It makes 16 individual servings so both halves are used separately.

  4. 5 stars
    i thought they look yummy have a question for you r you organized in the kitchen if not call me n ill tell how you can 918-814-5977

  5. I am curious about wrapping the bacon. You stated not to let it overlap. Does this mean that only one side of the pepper is covered or don’t let the bacon overlap? It looks amazing!

    1. No, just try to not wrap the bacon around itself too much because the piece underneath won’t cook and/or get crisp. I hate bacon that isn’t crisp. That’s why I use a think cut bacon for this and try to just wrap in a single layer. It has to go all the way around though.

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