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7 February 2019

A recipe for jalapeno poppers stuffed with seasoned pulled pork, cheese and lots of spicy sriracha. Time to bake them up. Poppers are the perfect party appetizer.

What do you do when you have leftover pulled pork? Leftover tacos is an obvious choice, but how about something more fun, like poppers! The other day I made another batch of roasted poblano pulled pork for quick and easy tacos, and we had quite a bit leftover.

I like to make larger batches of pulled pork for this reason. There are only two of us here and pork is easy to add to any number of creative dishes.

Jalapeno poppers are some of my favorites. Bite-sized deliciousness, easy to prepare, super easy to enjoy, no forks necessary. Jalapeno poppers are the uber appetizer and party food.

They’re also perfect for when the weather turns nice and you can sit out on your patio in the sun with a plateful of these babies. Check it out…just core out your jalapeno peppers.

Pulled Pork-Sriracha Jalapeno Poppers - On a plate, ready to serve

How to Make These Pulled Pork-Sriracha Jalapeno Poppers – the Recipe Method


I usually like to serve them boat style, by first slicing them in half down the middle, then coring them, like so.

Pulled Pork-Sriracha Jalapeno Poppers

Then pop them onto a baking dish to get ready for stuffing.

Grab a mixing bowl and mix together some prepared pulled pork with sriracha, fresh garlic and chili powder. Make it nice and spicy. I love this!

Making our stuffing mix with pulled pork, sriracha, chili powder and garlic

Stuff the jalapeno halves with the pork mixture and top with freshly grated cheddar cheese, like so.

Pulled Pork-Sriracha Jalapeno Poppers

Then, bake them up!

Pulled Pork-Sriracha Jalapeno Poppers - On a baking sheet, fresh out of the oven

Finally, top them with with Sriracha, or with your favorite hot sauce, if desired, or some fresh herbs.

Viola! Pulled Pork-Sriracha Jalapeno Poppers. So good!

Check out our Jalapeno Poppers Cookbook.

Pulled Pork-Sriracha Jalapeno Poppers

I hope you enjoy them, my friends! They’re so good! Perfect for any party.

Try Some of My Other Popular Jalapeno Popper Recipes

Pulled Pork-Sriracha Jalapeno Poppers - In my hand. I'm ready to eat it!

Got any questions? Ask away! I’m happy to help. If you enjoy this recipe, I hope you’ll leave a comment with some STARS. Also, please share it on social media. Don’t forget to tag us at #ChiliPepperMadness. I’ll be sure to share! Thanks! — Mike H.

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Pulled Pork-Sriracha Jalapeno Poppers - Recipe

A recipe for jalapeno poppers stuffed with seasoned pulled pork, cheese and lots of spicy sriracha. Time to bake them up. Poppers are the perfect party appetizer.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: jalapenos, poppers, pulled pork, spicy, video
Servings: 10
Calories: 30kcal


  • 10 jalapeno peppers or more as needed
  • 10 ounces prepared pulled pork
  • 3 tablespoons Sriracha sauce + more for topping
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Slice the jalapeno peppers in half and scoop out the insides. Set aside.
  • Add the pulled pork to a mixing bowl. Stir in Sriracha, chili powder and garlic. Mix well.
  • Stuff each jalapeno half with the spicy pulled pork mixture.
  • Top each with cheese and set onto a lightly oiled baking dish.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Top with extra Sriracha, if desired, and serve!



Heat Factor: Mild-Medium. Much of the heat disappears from coring the jalapeno peppers, though you'll still get some zing from the sriracha. For a hotter version, chop up the jalapeno innards and include them in the pulled pork mixture, or use a hotter chili powder.


Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 65mg | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 19.8mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Looking for more jalapeno popper recipes? Here you go.

This recipe was updated on 1/20/19 to include new photos and a video. It was originally published on 5/1/15.