Jalapeño Poppers

The Ketogenic diet has introduced many flavors into my life. It has allowed me to get creative like a mad scientist in the kitchen. I have recently been reintroduced to eating meat, and discovered once again, bacon. Given so many options in recipes, it is hard to choose one favorite keto snack. It is not an easy choice to make between sweet and savory. However, since bacon is back in the picture, these jalapeño poppers make it an easy decision when in doubt. This treat is perfect for meal prepping especially for those that don’t have much time to cook throughout the week. Make a couple of these bad boys and you’re set. Hard to say how long they will last in your refrigerator, they’re delicious. You may enjoy it alone or pair it with a meal. I enjoyed this yummy snack with my breakfast!
Most people who are starting on the Ketogenic diet are still used to consuming more than one meal a day. The trick to staying full longer is making fat filled snacks, as well as meals in general. The jalapeño popper is great to be paired with a main dish, but even to indulge alone for mid-day pick me up.
Are you strict in counting your Macros to reach your caloric deficit? Macros for this treat depends on the weight of the ingredients. I prefer to weigh my food with a scale, in this case the jalapeños, versus estimating. This way I make sure I don’t get kicked off Ketosis by over eating carbohydrates. Enjoy!

Jalapeno Poppers

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: medium
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great alternative to gingerbread cookies


    • 1 Tbsp Avocado Oil
    • Bacon slice
    • 6oz Cream Cheese
    • Jalapeño half
    • 1oz Steak
    • Seasoning

Personal Preference for Ingredients and Macros provided

  • Kitehill Almond Milk based cream cheese with chives
  • BWhole Foods Grass-fed Meat (I used Flank Steak)
  • Applegate Organics Uncured Sunday Bacon
  • Organic Avocado Oil for High Heat
  • Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
  • Organic Jalapeño
  • Thyme


  1. Gather Ingredients and skillet.
  2. Cut Jalapeño in half long ways. Remove the seeds to make space to stuff with goodies.
  3. Take cream cheese and add a dollop into the halves of Jalapeño.
  4. Take raw steak and cut a thin slice to add in with cream cheese.
  5. Grab bacon strip and wrap around the popper, making sure to cover every corner. (I like to tuck the bacon into itself. You may use toothpicks as well to hold in place. If desired, I recommend sprinkling fresh rosemary on bacon.
  6. Heat up skillet with avocado oil. 1 Tbsp. would be enough. Considering, the bacon grease from the poppers that are being cooked in the same pan. It depends on your preferences, especially with your macros.
  7. Cook popper until desired texture for the bacon. While flipping around the bacon popper on the skillet, the steak inside is cooking as well.
  8. Remove from skillet onto a plate and enjoy!

Macros with my ingredients:


1 Popper
Fat 21g
Protein 11g
Carbohydrates 1g
Fiber 0g
Calories 228g
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