Jalapeno Popper Chili

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 6 people
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A delicious and creamy chili with all of the goodness of a jalapeño popper packed inside!

Course Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American, Mexican


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium red onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers seeds omitted and finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef can also use ground chicken or turkey
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 14.5 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 4 ounce cream cheese

Optional Toppings:

  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • One jalapeño sliced
  • cilantro chopped


  1. In a large pot add the extra virgin olive oil. Sauté onion, bell pepper, jalapeño, and garlic over medium heat until tender. Add the ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Add in the taco seasoning.
  2. Add the black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, salsa, chicken broth, and chopped cilantro. Bring the chili to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  3. Meanwhile, cook and crumble the bacon. Add the bacon and cream cheese right before serving. Stir until melted and creamy. Serve with desired toppings.
Nutrition Facts
Jalapeno Popper Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 538mg22%
Potassium 538mg15%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 1265IU25%
Vitamin C 37mg45%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.