Recipe: Jalapeno – Cheese – Beer Buns for BBQ

by Tammy Taylor

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I recently wrote about making some pretty darn tasty shredded pork BBQ from my talented hunter-husband’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! #TaylorMadeHomestead

I’ll show my procedure and then share the recipe below.  I pulled out the ingredients & pre-measured everything and had it ready to assemble easily.  I placed an egg in the photo of the ingredients, but I decided not to do an egg wash this time so I didn’t use it.

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

I heated 1/4 cup of water just until warm to proof the yeast.  I sprinkled two teaspoons of yeast over the warm water and let it stand for about 10 minutes.  This lets you know your yeast is live & you’re good to go.  I then pulled out my *KitchenAid stand mixer and attached the dough hook.  I poured the proofed yeast mixture into the bowl of my mixer.

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

I added two tablespoons of local honey, 1 1/2 cup of my hubby’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 and mixed it all up.

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

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

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

After the dough was all mixed in I increased the speed to medium and “kneaded” 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 bread.

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

After mixing about 5-7 minutes I placed the dough ball into a lightly oiled bowl, covered the dough with plastic wrap sprayed with oil and placed it in a warm location for the dough to rise to about double (about an hour).

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

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

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! #TaylorMadeHomestead

I patted each section into a 1/2″ 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!)   I once again covered the dough with the oiled plastic wrap and let the dough rise for about 45 minutes.

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

I preheated the oven to 350 degrees and baked the buns until they were golden brown (about 15-20 minutes), then placed them on a wire rack to cool.

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

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

And as promised, here’s the recipe:

Jalapeno-Cheese-Beer Buns (yeild: 12 buns)

  • 2 t yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 T honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1-2 seeded chopped jalapenos
  • 1 cup shredded Colby or Monterrey-Jack cheese
  • 1 12-oz bottle or about 1 1/2 cups beer –  room temp and flat
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 egg (Optional – if used for egg wash)

Add the yeast to the warm water and let stand for about 10 minutes to proof.  Pour the mixture into the bowl of a stand mixer. (with dough hook attachment) Add honey, beer, oil, chopped jalapeno and shredded cheese and mix well.  Add flour and salt and mix at slow speed until incorporated.  After the dough is mixed, increase the speed to medium and continue mixing 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.  After mixing 5-7 minutes place your dough into a lightly oiled bowl, cover with oiled plastic wrap and place in a warm location for the dough to rise to about double (about an hour).

After the dough doubles in size, punch it down & place on a floured surface and divide the dough ball in half.  Cut each half into approximately 6 equal sections and place on an oiled baking sheet.  Cover with oiled plastic wrap and let rise for about 45 minutes.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

If you desire to have an egg wash, whisk the egg and brush over the buns before baking.  Bake buns for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
There ya go – a real Texas treat.  Enjoy!

~TMH~

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27 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!

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead 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! ~TMH~

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  2. Kathy

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

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  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.

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  4. Heather Who Needs a Cape?

    These look so good – love anything bbq jalapeno! Thanks for sharing these on Super Sunday!

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  5. Nancy@livininthegreen

    Loved how you divided the buns so evenly…looks and sounds like a great recipe – thanks for sharing!

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  6. Jenny

    Oh this looks amazing! I was just looking for a “bun” recipe. Thank you for sharing these at the HomeAcre Hop! Look forward to seeing you tomorrow: blackfoxhomestead.com/the-homeacre-hop/

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  8. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

    This bread sounds wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us at last week’s All my Bloggy Friends …. We look forward to seeing what you share this week!

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  9. Jamie

    Oh yum!! These looks delish. Thanks for linking this up too to Give Me The Goods Monday!! Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  10. 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!

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

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

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  11. 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!

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch 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 ~TMR~

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch 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. ~TMR~

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  12. 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!

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      Kenya, I’m SO in love with my Kitchen Aid! Glad to know I’m not the only one. LOL ~TMR~

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  13. 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.

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      Thanks for the pin Joyce. I don’t think you’ll be sorry for trying this recipe, I was very pleased with how these turned out. Thanks for stopping by! ~TMR~

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  15. 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!!!

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

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

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