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Sweet Pepper Beef Poppers

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time30 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time1 hr 15 mins

Tasty "poppers" are made various ways by many good chefs. Here is a slightly different approach. I use a mild pepper which is about the length of a hotdog bun. You can serve it in a bun or by itself. Either way, they are delicious, and are appreciated by those who do not care for the heat of jalapeƱo.

 1 Flat Iron steak
 4 Mild peppers - Cubanelle or Banana peppers work well
 12 oz Cream cheese
 ½ cup Shredded chedder cheese
 8 Strips thin bacon

Using a meat tenderizer, pound the flat iron steak to flatten it out.


Cut steak into strips 3/8" wide and 5" long.


Cut peppers in half lengthwise and remove seeds and veins.


Mix cream cheese and cheddar cheese.


Fill peppers with cheese mixture.


Lay a strip of steak on top of the cheese mixture.


Wrap with a strip of bacon.


From here you can go two ways.
1) Put it in a conventional oven at 350 degrees until the bacon is crisp.
2) Put it on a smoker grill at 200 degrees for a few hours, until bacon is crisp.


Optional: when the bacon is crisp and appears to be done, spread BBQ sauce on each of the poppers and bake or grill for another 15 minutes or so.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4