Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Recipe: Armadillo Eggs

The state mammal for Texas is the armadillo.

They are such sweet little animals. They are actually related to the anteater.

Here is a recipe for armadillo eggs.

  • 24 jalapeno peppers
  • 1 pound sausage
  • 2 cups all-purpose baking mix
  • 1 (16 ounce) package Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 (16 ounce) package Monterey Jack cheese, cubed


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking sheet.
  2. Cut a slit in each jalapeno pepper. Remove and discard seeds and pulp.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix sausage, baking mix, Cheddar cheese, crushed red pepper, and garlic salt.
  4. Stuff jalapenos with the Monterey Jack cheese cubes. Shape sausage mixture around the jalapenos to form balls.
  5. Arrange jalapeno balls on the prepared baking sheet. Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned.


  1. Sounds yummy! I love jalaenos! Calling them armadillo eggs is hilarious. :D

    1. Yes, who knew armadillos laid eggs filled with cheese. hehehe

  2. Cute idea! At first, I was freaking. Yuk! Armadillo eggs? Now, I can breathe! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Lori!

    1. That was a little tricky huh? These taste like the cheddar peppers from Sonic.