Texas Armadillo Eggs

Jeanne Benavidez


This is a great recipe to make for a gathering of any kind. I usually end up making several batches because they don't last long with a group of hungry snackers. These photos are from the internet so you can see the end product.


★★★★★ 1 vote

6 - 8
20 Min
25 Min


  • 24
    fresh, medium jalapeno peppers
  • 1 1/2 lb
    hot pork sausage
  • 2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic salt
  • 2 lb
    monterey jack or cheddar cheese, cubed
  • ·
    bread crumbs for coating

How to Make Texas Armadillo Eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Trim off the stems of each pepper. Cut a slit down one side of each pepper. Remove the seeds and as much of the white membrane as possible. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the sausage, Bisquick and garlic salt. Mix well (by hand is easiest).
  4. Gently insert one or two cubes of the cheese into each jalapeno.
  5. Pinch off a portion of the sausage mixture and shape it around each jalapeno, covering it completely but don't make too thick. Make into egg shape.
  6. Roll each "egg" in bread crumbs to coat.
  7. Arrange the "eggs" evenly on a prepared (sprayed with cookng spray)cookie sheet. Spray "eggs" lightly with cooking spray and bake for 25 minutes until lightly browned.

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About Texas Armadillo Eggs

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southwestern

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