Stuffed Vegan Jalapeño Popper Burgers

May 25, 2020


By: Chris Petrellese 

It’s officially grilling season, and today we are cooking up some stuffed vegan jalapeño popper burgers. These decadent burgers are oozing with vegan cheese, cream cheese, jalapeños, and vegan bacon.

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Warning, these burgers are serious! Chances are, once you make them, they will be on rotation for cookouts as summer long. When I was brainstorming ideas for grill recipes, I thought it would be fun to combine two of my favorite things—jalapeno poppers, and burgers. Thus, the stuffed jalapeño popper burger was born.

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Thankfully, this recipe is super easy to make! You can also modify what is stuffed in the burgers based on what you have available in your pantry or fridge.

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Here’s What You Need:

  • Vegan Burger Patties – We like to use Beyond Meat for these. We recommend using beyond burger patties, but Impossible grounds could work too. If using the grounds, we recommend shaping them into 4 oz rounds.
  • Dairy-Free Cream Cheese – We like to use Kite Hill cream cheese for our burgers, and the Violife cream cheese also works well. While we haven’t tested it, this recipe should work with any plain cream cheese.
  • Vegan Cheese Shreds – We used both mozzarella and cheddar style shreds for our burger. You can also use just one or the other, based on your preference or availability. The Follow Your Heart Fiesta Blend shreds would also be a great addition to this recipe.
  • Vegan Bacon – For our burgers, we used Sweet Earth benevolent bacon, but any plant-based bacon of your choice would work well. If you want to take things to the next level, we have some homemade varieties you can also try.
  • Jalapeños – One important thing to note here is that the spice level for the burgers will depend on the number of seeds in the jalapeño. If you aren’t a huge fan of spicy, I recommend completely de-seeding the jalapeños before adding them. If you want a little spice, leave a few in there!

We can’t wait for you to try these stuffed vegan jalapeño popper burgers for yourself, we hope you love them as much as we do!

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Stuffed Vegan Jalapeño Popper Burgers

  • Author: Chris @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 burgers
  • Diet: Vegan


It’s officially grilling season, and today we are cooking up some stuffed vegan jalapeño popper burgers. These decadent burgers are oozing with vegan cheese, cream cheese, jalapeños, and vegan bacon.


  • 7 oz vegan cream cheese
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup vegan cheddar shreds
  • 1/2 cup vegan mozzarella shreds
  • 3 strips of vegan bacon, cooked, diced
  • 8 –  4 oz vegan burger patties)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pinch of chili powder 
  • 4 Burger buns
  • Lettuce (optional)
  • Tomato (optional) 



  1.  In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, jalapeños, both cheese shreds, and vegan bacon. 
  2. Put 4 vegan burger patties on a plate and place 1/4 cup scoops of the mixture on each patty.
  3. Place the other 4 patties over top of the patties with the mixture on them and form them into single burgers by sealing the edges
  4. Heat up you grill to medium-high heat, and grill burgers to perfection. Cooking time will vary depending on grill temperature, but flip when each side is brown and golden.
  5. Place burger on toasted buns, add any additional toppings of your choice, and enjoy!


This recipe is adapted from

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Grill

Keywords: grill, stuffed, jalapeno, burger, vegan, meatless, plant based, dairy free

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Nutrition facts label provided by Nutri Fox.

Disclaimer: The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional’s advice. This page may contain affiliate links, which simply means that we earn a commission if you purchase through those links, but your price remains the same. Thank you for supporting Sweet Simple Vegan!

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  1. Teri Lamour says:

    7/29/20 – Made this for dinner. It was amazingly delicious and so simple to make. We love Beyond Burgers to begin with, so making this yummy goodness with them was incredible. High Five!!

  2. MT says:

    We don’t have a grill, will a cast iron skillet work to cook the burgers? If so, any tips?

    • Chris Petrellese says:

      Yes, a cast-iron skillet would work perfectly. Medium to medium-high heat would be best, and make sure the cast iron is well seasoned / oiled!

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