Jalapeño Popper Meatballs

Everything you love in a jalapeño popper stuffed into a perfectly seasoned, cream cheese stuffed meat-a-ball!

Jalapeño Popper Meatballs

Recipe: Jalapeño Popper Meatballs

Jalapeño Popper Meatballs


1 pound ground beef
½ white onion, minced
1 to 2 jalapenos, minced
¾ cup plain bread crumbs
½ cup finely shredded cheese
⅓ cup milk
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried basil
4 ounces cream cheese


1 hour




  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray a 9×13 pan or four sided baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine ground beef, onion, jalapeños, bread crumbs, cheddar cheese, milk, Worcestershire sauce, basil, and salt. Mix thoroughly until ingredients are evenly distributed.
  3. Shape into 20 roughly shaped meatballs. Divide the cream cheese into 20 tablespoon-sized pieces, one for each meatball. Working one at a time, take a meatball and flatten it in the palm of your hand. Place a piece of cream cheese in the center and wrap the meatball around the cheese, sealing it inside the middle.
  4. Place the fully shaped meatballs into the prepared baking pan.
  5. Cook in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. Serve hot.