Jalapeno Popper Dog

Jalapeno Popper Dog

Jalapenos seem to be monstrous at the grocery store compared to their size from a few years back. I used this large size to my advantage, and was able to case a whole hot dog and some cheese inside a couple of cut jalapenos. The fun thing about this recipe is that you could make a whole dozen of them easily, pop em into a zip lock, and head out to your nearest B.Y.O.M. party (Bring Your Own Meat), camp fire, or other communal grilling situation.

Make sure you grab the biggest jalapenos you can fine. Get extra just in case.

Fist cut your dogs in half and put some cheese slices in the center.

Hollow out the jalapenos and you’re ready to go.

It wasn’t too hard to squeeze the dog in there.

I lost some of the cheese while I was grilling this thing, but if I was paying attention and flipping it better, I wouldn’t have lost as much.

You have to cook it longer to make sure the pepper is blackened and tender not crunchy. If you succeed you end up with a super tasty twist on two summer classics!

Jalapenos can vary on spice level, but if you get all the seeds out these shouldn’t be too bad to eat.

Jalapeno Popper Dog
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5 from 1 vote

Jalapeno Popper Dog

A hot dog shoved in a jalapeno and served on a bun
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mash-Up, stuffed
Servings: 4 dogs


  • 4 thin hot dogs
  • 12 large jalapenos
  • cheddar cheese
  • hot dog buns
  • hot dog toppings


  • cut the hot dogs in half
  • Cut the top and bottom off the jalapenos and hollow them out, removing any insides.
  • Press some cheese slices in between the two halves of the hot dog, and stuff the hot dog through the hollow jalapeno. You should be able to put 3 jalapenos on each hot dog.
  • Grill the jalapenos low and slow until the hot dogs are warmed through and the jalapeno is soft and the cheese is starting to melt.
  • Serve in a griddled hot dog bun and top with whatever you like on your hot dog.


  1. My mom serves something like this at the bar she owns, but they wrap it in Bacon and batter, then deep fry it. It’s on the menu as “the heart attack”. I’ve never had it (because I value the ability for blood to flow freely through my veins), but it looks awesome.

  2. This is totally Reddit worthy. Amazing. My brother would absolutely drool over the idea of cheese + jalapeno + hotdogs.

  3. Now this is cool. I’ve got my nieces coming up for vacation in a couple weeks and promised them a weenie roast. Now I can make it interesting for us adults!

  4. Much to my roommates delight, I tried this recipe yesterday so I could bring it to a bbq. I say to their delight because they thought it was the most amusing thing in the world seeing me try to stuff those hot dogs in the peppers.
    after some effort and patience, voila!
    AMAZING. such a hit, everyone loved them.

  5. They tasted great but I am going change it up for our famiglia-
    The cheese melted all over and the jalapenos wouldn’t go around . Unless you pick some big jalapenos, it doesn’t work. No comments as to me picking the wrong size. I know the size of my hot dogs ! They were looking good for the fit.
    We are going to make split hot dogs. Then,roast the peppers first, then hot dogs on grill next, then some cream cheese and cheeses . Then on the bun with the roasted peppers. You have given us a good idea ! Thanks .

  6. Made them for a bbq later today. (4th of July) did one to try for myself in the broiler for 15 min at 400. OMG this is great, and even better if you put some sweet slaw on top of the mustard.

  7. 5 stars
    Such a great idea! I made it as is for the kids and without the bun for me (keto). My only issue was that the hot dog would slide out the jalapeño. I’ll use tooth picks next time but any other tips ? I’d prefer not to use toothpicks for my kids at least

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