Certified Angus Beef® Jalapeno Beef Poppers

This quick-to-prepare recipe is perfect for tailgating at home! For best results, use Certified Angus Beef®, known for its exceptional quality and generous marbling that give it incredible juiciness, unparalleled tenderness, and exceptional flavor. Recipe by Food City and Certified Angus Beef®.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
42 poppers


  • 2 pounds Certified Angus Beef® ground chuck

  • 12 ounces Food Club® Shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 6 jalapenos, seeded and minced

  • 1 tablespoon Food Club® Salt

  • 1 tablespoon Food Club® Pure Ground Black Pepper

  • 1 teaspoon whole mustard seeds

  • 12 Food Club® eggs

  • 1 cup Food Club® Plain Bread Crumbs

  • 1 cup Food Club® Plain Panko Bread Crumbs

  • oil for frying


  1. Combine ground beef, cheese, jalapenos, salt, pepper, and mustard seeds in a large mixing bowl. Portion by hand into 42 "popper"-shaped balls, approximately 1 ounce each.

  2. Crack and whisk eggs; put in a shallow dish. Combine bread crumbs and put in a second shallow dish.

  3. Prepare a pot with frying oil; heat to 325 degrees F. Roll poppers in egg mix, 6 to 8 at a time. Roll in bread crumbs; repeat. Deep fry 4 minutes in batches. Allow to dry on paper towels.

Cook's Note:

Try it with the Certified Angus Beef(R) recipe for Honey Lime Creme Fraiche for dipping.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

134 Calories
10g Fat
4g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 42
Calories 134
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 282mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 39mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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