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Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers

Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers

Meaty, juicy, cheese jalapeno poppers made in an air fryer.
Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer jalapeno poppers
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Servings 20 jalapeno poppers
Calories 89kcal
Author Victor


  • 1 lb beef chuck about 20% fat
  • 10 jalapeno peppers average size
  • 5 bacon slices
  • 1 tsp kosher salt heaping
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup diced sharp cheddar


  • Fry or bake bacon slices until crispy. Let cool down, blot with paper towels and chop coarsely.
  • Coarsely grind beef chuck, add the bacon bits, salt, pepper and diced cheddar. Mix well.
  • Cut the jalapeno peppers in half, remove seeds and membranes.
  • Stuff the peppers with the meat mix.
  • Air fry at 375F for 12-16 minutes, depending on how big the peppers are, how crowded your air fryer is, and how your air fryer cooks. When making your first batch, check for doneness at around 9-10 minutes and go from there.
  • Serve hot.


The amount of the filling is enough for about 10 average size jalapenos (20 halves), depending on how much you fill them. If using large jalapenos and stuffing them really well, about 2 oz of stuffing per pepper half, there is enough filling for about 7-8 peppers or 14-16 halves.


Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg