Spring Hill Ranch's Armadillo Turds
PS: We've used chorizo on these but it is a little too strong to blend with the other flavors.
4 ozcream cheese, softened
1/4 c(about 2 ounces) finely grated medium or sharp cheddar cheese
2 clovegarlic, minced
1 tspchopped fresh cilantro (or a healthy pinch of dry cilantro flakes)
1/4 tspground cumin
1/2 Tbspkosher salt
6 mediumfresh jalapeño chiles
2 lbbulk spicy breakfast or hot italian sausage
How to Make Spring Hill Ranch's Armadillo Turds
- Adjust an oven rack to the center position and preheat the oven to 375°. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic, cilantro, cumin and salt until they are well blended. Set aside.
- Using about 1/4-1/3 cup of the sausage at a time, pat it into a 3-inch circle. Place a stuffed jalapeño quarter in the center of the sausage. Wrap the sausage around the stuffed jalapeño until it is completely covered, and form it into an egg shape.
- Place the sausage-wrapped jalapeños about an inch apart on your prepared baking sheet. Bake them for 15-20 minutes, or until the sausage is cooked. For additional browning on top, you can place the sheet under the broiler for 2-5 minutes. Serve as they are or with buttermilk dressing, queso or salsa.