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Delicious Bacon Cheeseburger Pickle Poppers That You’ll Love

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Bacon Cheeseburger Pickle Poppers.  This recipe lit social media platforms on fire when they were first posted. With over 50 million views across all of my social media platforms, this recipe is by far my most loved and recreated.  This is a simple recipe that many have made and offered variations to, and everyone has loved it!  If you like pickles, this is the recipe for you!   This brings all the recognizable flavors of one of my favorite foods into a bite-sized snack that can be served as an appetizer, a finger food, or a snack while watching the big game.

Also if you love this recipe – you can find it, and 49 others just like it in my cookbook “Oh That’s Good!” available now!

Thankfully though you don’t have to take my word for you.  If you’ve scrolled through the comments on my Instagram, TikTok, or Facebook feed and come across this video there are hundreds of people (if not thousands by now!)  that rave in the comments sections about how delicious they are.  Just a few simple ingredients come together to build this HUGE BURST of flavor.

If you like pickle recipes, you’ll love my Dill Pickle Crackers recipe!

Let’s Prep:

Start thinking about those pickle poppers!

This is a super simple recipe to cook and make, but as always the first step is to gather our ingredients and start prepping our food.  This doesn’t take long to prep, and is best accomplished in an assembly line fashion.  Start with lining up your pickles on your work surface cutting off the ends, and slicing in half long-ways.

Next with either a knife or spoon create a canoe-shape this is where all of the delicious filling will be held.  Fill with cooked ground beef, shredded cheddar cheese, and a sprinkle of BBQ Seasoning .

pickle poppers

Wrap each seasoned and filled pickle with a slice of bacon and put on a wire rack.  PRO TIP: when wrapping your bacon, I always like to make sure the ends of the bacon are at the bottom so I make sure that it stays wrapped up tightly when it cooks.

Let’s Cook:

Let’s get some heat on these pickle poppers!

Place your wire rack onto the smoker and set to temperature.  I do these in 2 separate temperature settings intentionally to make sure that enough smoke flavor is being produced at the low temperature to impart a delicious smokey flavor.  This also helps the bacon cook evenly and not curl up from the intense blast of heat right from the beginning.

Once the bacon is cooked to your liking and per the recipe, it’s time to glaze with your favorite BBQ Sauce.  I prefer something sweet to balance out the smoke flavor, however if there’s a zesty or spicy sauce that you like, go for it.  Customize this to your liking!

Let’s Eat:

Time to devour the pickle poppers

When the pickle poppers have cooked completely, allow them to cool for about 10 minutes before serving.  It’ll be tempting to take a quick bite, however they will be VERY hot inside and as the bacon cools it’ll tighten up and crisp slightly as well.  As hard as it will be – don’t skip the resting time.  Serve with ranch or your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy this unique and delicious treat!  Be warned though, and don’t say that I didn’t tell you – if you make these once – you’ll definitely be making them again and again and again!

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Bacon Cheeseburger Pickle Poppers

Just one bite and you'll say: Oh That's Good!
5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 311kcal


  • 10 Whole Dill Pickles
  • 1 LB ground beef
  • Burger/BBQ Seasoning
  • 20 slices Bacon
  • 1.5 C BBQ Sauce
  • 8 oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese


  • Slice ends off of pickles and slice in half longways
  • With a spoon or knife remove the seeds and membrane from inside pickle
  • In the canoe-shaped void, add cooked ground beef
  • Sprinkle a pinch of your favorite seasoning on top of beef
  • Add a generous amount of shredded cheddar cheese on top
  • Wrap in one slice of bacon to cover, add more seasoning on top
  • Smoke at 275F for 1 hour
  • After 1 hour increase temperature to 350F
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes until bacon is crisp to your liking
  • Add about 1 TBSP of BBQ sauce and brush on each pickle popper
  • Allow to glaze for 5-10 minutes
  • Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes before serving


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 1405mg | Potassium: 390mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 268IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Saw this recipe, smoked it and shared this with friends this evening at our first Meat Meet. We all brought smoked meat dishes and enjoyed. Everyone swooned over the Bacon Cheeseburger Pickle Poppers.

  2. Keri Bennett Reply

    5 stars
    The Bacon Pickle Cheeseburger IS TO DIE FOR! I recommend this to anyone, even if you don’t have a grill! I baked and broiled the last few minutes! Now let me win that smoker… wink, wink!

  3. Daniel Gonzales Reply

    5 stars
    Tried these out and loved them. I’m from south Texas and everyone makes jalapeño poppers, which are good. But it’s a nice alternative to those. Plus great for someone that loves cheeseburgers but is counting carbs. Top marks brothers keep grilling.

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