Armadillo Eggs made with jalapenos, cream cheese, sausage and bacon make a seriously tasty and spicy appetizer. You’ll bite through bacon and sausage and into a gooey, cheesy whole jalapeno in the middle.
You’ll notice there is no egg involved in Armadillo Eggs. I imagine they got the name because they resemble Armadillo Eggs.
Alot of Armadillo Egg recipes involve smoking them, but I prefer to make mine in the oven. They really aren’t hard to make, plus they are a low carb, keto-friendly appetizer.
To make them, you’ll make slits in your jalapenos so that you can scoop all the seeds out. Then you’ll stuff a mixture of cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and garlic powder inside. As much as you can fit.
Next, remove a tube of sausage from the plastic. (I use Jimmy Dean.) Cut the sausage into 8 slices, one for each jalapeno. Flatten each slice of sausage some and wrap and sculpt it around the jalapenos.
Next take a slice of bacon and wrap it around each one, securing it with a toothpick.
For best results, place the Armadillo Eggs on a baking rack set inside a large rimmed baking sheet. Line the baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean-up. If you don’t have a rack, just place them directly on a baking sheet.
Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes.
Then get ready to bite into a fantastically cheesy, meaty appetizer with a whole lot of kick. These Armadillo Eggs are great for tailgating or any Tex-Mex style meal.
Try these other recipes with Jalapeno Peppers:
- Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad
- Pimento Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos
- Jalapeno Popper Chicken Burritos
- Jalapeno Popper Pigs in a Blanket
- 8 jalapenos
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 pound ground breakfast sausage, in a tube
- 8 slices bacon
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a baking rack on top.
- Cut a thin sliver out of one side of each jalapeno and scoop out the seeds and membranes.
- In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and garlic powder.
- Fill jalapenos with cream cheese mixture.
- Cut sausage into 8 slices. Mold a piece of sausage around each jalapeno.
- Wrap a piece of bacon around each one, securing with a toothpick.Place on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until bacon is crispy.