Armadillo Eggs

Perhaps Armadillo Eggs aren't the most attractive appetizer. But then the armadillo isn't a very attractive animal, is it? Armadillo Eggs are, however, a welcome treat whenever they are served. Our recipe allows for heat adjustment by varying the amount of crushed red pepper flakes. So you can count on these meaty, savory, spicy “eggs” to make up for their lack of beauty by scoring high in the taste department.
  • 24 fresh, medium jalapeño peppers
  • 1 pound mild pork sausage
  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 1 16-ounce package shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 16-ounce package Monterey Jack cheese, cubed
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Cut a slit down the side of each jalapeño. Remove and discard the seeds and as much of the pulp as possible. Trim off the stems. Set aside.
  3. Combine the sausage, Bisquick, cheddar cheese, red pepper flakes and garlic salt in a large bowl. Mix well.
  4. Insert one or two cubes of the Monterey Jack cheese into each jalapeño. Pinch off a portion of the sausage mixture and shape it around each jalapeño, covering it completely. Arrange the eggs evenly on a greased baking sheet, and bake for 25 minutes until lightly browned.

Note: You may want to wear plastic gloves while working with all these jalapeños, and don't put your hands anywhere near your eyes.

Ready in: 50 Min

Recipe editor Patricia Mitchell

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