Recipe: Jalapeno – Cheese Beer Buns for BBQ

by Texas Homesteader ~
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I recently wrote about making some pretty darn tasty shredded pork BBQ from my talented RancherMan’s successful ‘bringing home the bacon’, as it were…

The BBQ was delicious but I decided this time I’d like to bake my own homemade buns as well.

I make jalapeno-cheese beer bread often and thought jalapeno-cheese flavored beer buns might be a fun twist for this meal.

The verdict is in: They were awesome!

I often make jalapeno cheese beer bread, so why not jalapeno cheese beer buns to go with homemade pulled pork BBQ? These are delicious! #TexasHomesteader

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I’ll show my procedure for making these jalapeno cheese buns here, and then share the recipe below.

I pulled out the ingredients & pre-measured everything and had it ready to assemble easily.

Assembling The Dough

I heated 1/4 cup of water just until barely warm to proof the yeast. Two teaspoons of yeast were sprinkled over the warm water and I let it stand for about 10 minutes. This lets you know your yeast is still active & you’re good to go.

Then I pulled out my *KitchenAid stand mixer and attached the dough hook. The proofed yeast mixture was poured into the bowl of my mixer.

Two tablespoons of local honey were added along with 1 1/2 cup of RancherMan’s home-brew beer, 1/4 cup olive oil, two chopped and seeded jalapenos and about 1 cup of shredded Colby / Monterrey Jack blend cheese. The KitchenAid was turned on & the mixture was thoroughly mixed. 

Then I added about 4 1/2 cups of flour and 1/2 tsp salt and mixed it all at slow speed until it was fully incorporated.

Kneading With the KitchenAid Mixer

After the dough was all mixed in I increased the speed to medium and allowed my mixer to “knead” the dough for about 6 minutes.

If after the first minute or two the dough looks too wet you can add more flour a tablespoon at a time. But a little light is better than a little heavy on the flour.

Too much flour makes your bread heavy and dry. I much prefer to deal with a light stickiness to my dough than a heavy, dry bread.

After mixing I placed the dough ball into a lightly oiled bowl, covered the dough with plastic wrap sprayed with oil. The dough was placed in a warm location for the dough to rise to about double. This takes about an hour.

After about an hour the dough doubled in size. So I punch it down & placed it on a floured surface.

I divided the dough ball in half and cut each half into six equal(ish) sections. Each section will become a bun so this recipe makes a dozen buns.

That means there’s enough to go into the freezer for future meals. Y’all already know I love that!

I often make jalapeno cheese beer bread, so why not jalapeno cheese beer buns to go with homemade pulled pork BBQ? These are delicious! #TexasHomesteader

I pressed each section into a 1/2″ thick disk to form the buns and placed them on an oiled baking sheet. (I finally got this * MISTO sprayer for greasing baking sheets and pans, and I love it!)  Once again the dough was covered with the oiled plastic wrap and I let the dough rise for about 45 minutes.

Baking The Jalapeno Buns

Then the oven was preheated to 350 degrees and I baked the buns until they were golden brown (about 15-20 minutes). When they came out of the oven they were placed on a wire rack to cool.

Then when they were cool enough to handle we sliced them in half and liberally spooned our homemade BBQ pulled pork into them, added Homemade BBQ sauce and sliced fresh (and SPICY) jalapenos. What a hearty homemade meal!

Spicy pulled-pork bbq with homemade bbq sauce on jalapeno cheese buns.

Why not make your own homemade jalapeno cheese buns for your next BBQ? As promised, here’s the recipe:

Jalapeno/Beer Hamburger Buns

These jalapeno cheese buns are made using beer. They come together quickly and go great with pulled-pork BBQ. Give it a try! #TexasHomesteader

Course bread
Cuisine American
Keyword bbq, buns, dark beer, hamburger, jalapeno
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rise & resting time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 12 buns


  • 2 teaspoon instant dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 bottle of your favorite beer, room temp and flat (or 1.5 cups home brew)
  • 2 Fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded & minced
  • 4 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheese (I like colby/monterrey jack blend)


  1. Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook. Let yeast proof for about 10 minutes and then add in the minced jalapenos, honey, oil and beer.

  2. Add the flour & salt gradually while mixing on low speed. Once the flour is incorporated, increase the speed to medium and knead the dough for about 5 minutes. If the dough is too sticky you may need to add more flour, but only a tablespoon at a time or your bread will turn out too dry. The finished dough should be lightly sticky.

  3. Once the sides of the bowl are cleaned and the dough looks smooth, add in the shredded cheese & mix just until combined.

  4. Place the dough ball into a lightly oiled mixing bowl and turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm area to rise.

  5. Allow dough to rise about an hour, or until doubled in size. Then punch down, lightly knead & turn it out onto a flour-dusted surface. Divide dough in half & create 6 equal-sized dough balls from each half. Place them on an oiled baking sheet & press each one down until it's about 1/2" thick. Cover with oiled plastic wrap & let the dough rise again for about 45 minutes.

  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  7. Bake the hamburger buns for 15-20 minutes, or until browned. Allow them to cool fully on a baking rack before slicing.

There ya go – a real Texas treat.  Enjoy!


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15 thoughts on “Recipe: Jalapeno – Cheese Beer Buns for BBQ

  1. Crystal

    These burger buns look awesome! My husband would love them 🙂 Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty Hope to see you back!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Those burger buns really were delicious Crystal. RancherMan & I like anything with jalapenos so they really hit the spot with our Texas BBQ! ~TxH~

  2. Kathy

    This would be a great bun for a bar-b-que! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  3. Tanya @ Seven Springs Homestead

    These rolls look delicious. I also enjoy having food made ahead and in the freezer for those super busy days. Thanks for sharing this post on Green Thumb Thursday.

  4. Heather may

    I DID make these and they were AWESOME!!! I put the peppers and cheese on top (one of my kids cant have cheese) and they were a hit! I plan to share it on the website and link back to you if that’s okay….yours are prettier and your tutorial better for sure!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      That’s great Heather, so glad you enjoyed them. Sharing and linking back would be beyond awesome, thanks! ~TxH~

  5. Kathe

    Inquiring minds need to know, Mr. B also home brews, what “style” of your hubby’s brew did you use for this recipe? I’m thinking I need to make these for summer bbq’s! Thanks for sharing this at my party this week. I am featuring it on my Facebook page and pinning it to my You’re Gonna Love It board on Pinterest!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Kathe, the brew I used was his Pale Ale, it worked well in this recipe. I often use his brews for cooking, I love to marinate pork roasts in his home brews as well. Thanks SO MUCH for featuring this post on your FB page and pinning – <3 it! ~TxH~

  6. Rhonda

    Love the way those look. I am certainly trying those sometime soon!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Rhonda, you won’t be sorry, they were awesome! Of course we like spicy food anyway so these really fit the bill for our BBQ sandwiches. ~TxH~

  7. Kenya G. Johnson

    I love my Kitchen Aid Mixer there’s no way I’d attempt to make dough with out it. Thanks for the recipe. TALU!

  8. Joyce

    I am growing jalapenos along with other veggies, and herbs. I have been collecting recipes for the use of each one, this is a keeper, pinning. Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays With a Twist, and please continue to share through Saturday, and than join us again next Tuesday.

  9. Heather may

    I am making these TODAY ! I have all of the ingredients!!! My buns never look as good as these do so here is hopin!!!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Heather – give ’em a try, they were absolutely delicious and were a fun twist with our shredded pork BBQ. ~TxH~


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