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Jalapeno Beer Bread

Jalapeno Beer Bread with cheddar cheese has a thick, crisp and buttery crust and a tender, moist inside. This bread is quick, easy, and delicious.


Jalapeno Beer Bread with a slice cut.

How To Serve

A little sweet and a lot spicy, it pairs well with a bowl of chili or Brunswick Stew. If you have any leftover, it tastes good toasted for breakfast. There’s never a crumb of this bread that goes to waste.


Jalapeno Beer Bread Recipe

Beer bread is hands down the easiet bread to make. But just because it’s easy doesn’t mean it is lacking in flavor. Melted butter is poured into the bread pan before the batter is added. Then more melted butter is added to the top. The butter makes the outside bake up incredibly crispy and flavorful.

This is the perfect bread for people who don’t fancy themselves bakers. Simple ingredients, Simple technique. It really can’t be messed up. If you don’t want any heat, just leave out the cayenne pepper and jalapenos. It will still be delicious.

Beer Bread with sliced jalapenos on top.

Recipe Tip

Different beers can really change the flavor. I’d start with a light beer the first time and then maybe try a dark, craft beer to see which you like better.


Jalapeno Beer Bread with a slice cut.

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Jalapeno Beer Bread with a slice cut.

Jalapeno Beer Bread

Jalapeno Beer Bread with cheddar cheese is super easy to make and has a buttery, crispy exterior and tender interior. Great with a bowl of chili.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 50 minutes
TOTAL: 1 hour


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle good quality beer or ale
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9X5-inch loaf pan.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cayenne pepper.
  • Add 3/4 cup Cheddar cheese and beer and stir just until incorporated.
  • Pour half the melted butter into the prepared pan. Add batter. Pour remaining butter on top of batter.
  • Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and scatter jalapeno slices on top of cheese.
  • Bake 50 to 60 minutes, until golden brown on top.
  • Serve warm.


Calories: 259kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: quick bread, spicy

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Originally published November 17, 2014.

Recipe Source: adapted from The Pastry Queen: Royally Good Recipes from the Texas Hill Country’s Rather Sweet Bakery & Cafe

Jalapeno Beer Bread tastes great with White Chicken Chili


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27 thoughts on “Jalapeno Beer Bread”

  1. Briana Relland

    It tasted a little weird to me. But I will say the leftover bread the next few days in the Toaster oven (a little crumbly) with some butter or sliced provolone was really good

  2. I almost never leave reviews but this recipe is so exceptionally delicious AND easy, I had to stop in and say thank you! I make this any time I make chilli and it’s the perfect accompaniment!

  3. Carol at Wild Goose

    I realize I don’t have a recipe for beer bread with or without Jalapenos. It would make a cool addition to a buffet table for the mere color of it. Makes feel cheerful to look at it! It’s shouting, Eat me, Carol and don’t forget the butter either!

  4. I have one can of Jalapeno IPA left in the fridge from NYE & now I know what I’m gonna do with it! Thx!

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      Oh wow! I didn’t even think to use a jalapeno-flavored beer! There’s a micro-brewery in Charlotte that makes a Jalapeno Pale Ale that I love. I should try it with that. Hope you love the bread!

  5. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    Never made a savoury bread like this before. Definitely something I need to try out in my kitchen!

  6. peter @feedyoursoultoo

    Saw your Rolo stuffed ritz crackers on FB Recipechart and came by to your site. got stuck scrolling through all your great recipes. I love this recipe and it would be perfect for Thanksgiving.

  7. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain

    I just made chili yesterday and this would’ve been a perfect pairing! Well the weather is staying pretty cold here in NJ so I GUESS I’ll have to make more chili to enjoy with this cheesy beer bread! 😀

  8. Consuelo | Honey & Figs

    Mmmm is there anything that beer cannot make better?! I don’t think so! Christin, this bread looks absolutely delicious! Look at tha crumb – so yummy! xxx

  9. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    ohmigosh! I want this like I’ve never wanted another bread in my life! The combination of flavors and it looks impossibly moist and like it would be perfect with chili and stew or just standing at my kitchen counter! You never cease to amaze me, Christin!

  10. Beer bread is just the best! So easy and sooo good! Love this flavor with the cheese and jalapeno!

  11. Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven

    Oh my gosh, this bread looks crazy-good, Christin! I’ll bet it would go perfectly with a bowl of hot chili for game night! Can’t wait to give it a go! 😉

  12. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Beer bread is one of my favorites, though I hardly ever make it. I definitely need to change that! This jalapeno version sounds fantastic! What a fun way to jazz it up!

  13. Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong

    Wow! This bread looks insanely delicious, Christin!! I could eat this bread everyday. . This is right down my alley! 🙂 love it. .

  14. Krystle(Baking Beauty)

    Yum this looks incredible! I’m imagining it with eggs and bacon for weekend brunch! Pinned!

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