• Wendi’s Armadillo Eggs Recipe

    every weekend at our house we grill!!!! rain, sleet, snow or shine…we GRILL!!!! it gives me a break from the kitchen and it gives the hubs a chance to do his “man thing”.

    one of my FAVORITE things from the grill is “armadillo eggs”…..or stuffed jalepenos…they are AMAZING!!!!! we’ve made them MANY different ways, but the outcome is always the same….there are NONE left after we eat!!!

    there’s also a few “tips” I’m gonna give you before making them to help with the heat…..tip #1. ALWAYS poke a hole in the tip with a toothpick before stuffing!!!!! reason: the jalapeno oils will release when cooking and drip out of the hole. #2. after “seeding” rinse THOUROGHLY with cold water. reason: this step ensures all seeds come out. #3. the flatter the end, the less hot of a pepper. now with those tips in mind, hollow out 16 fat, flat jalapeno’s and get ready to stuff!!!!!

    INGREDIENTS:

    1 8oz pkg SOFT cream cheese

    1/2 reg sized pkg jimmy dean breakfast sausage, COOKED

    1c shredded cheddar cheese (we use mild)

    seasonings (grill season, season-all, etc)

    8 slices RAW bacon, cut in 1/2

    16 toothpicks

    DIRECTIONS:

    place ALL ingredients in bowl and mix. place in zip-loc bag, cut off tip and fill each hollow jalapeno to the top. wrap bacon around top of each pepper, and secure with toothpick. place in “jalapeno cooker”** and grill on bbq grill until bacon is done and peppers turn a light “olive-green” color, apx 30 min. ENJOY!!!!!

    **if you don’t have a jalapeno cooker (the pan with the holes drilled in it), you can use a cupcake pan, just put 2 in each hole….BUT be prepared…..the peppers will cook in that pepper oil so they will have more heat!!!

    you can also cook them in the oven on 350 if you don’t like to grill!!!!! same steps, same time!!!!!!

    About Wendi Conway

    Wendi Conway comes from a long line of cooks and her blog is designed to prove that cooking is not as hard as people seem to think it is. “I love to cook, and it is a passion of mine. Johnny also loves to cook, proving that cooking can’t be too hard if even the men can do it! “I also want to share meals and recipes that can be prepared on a budget. It doesn’t matter where I shop because I build my pantry around what is on sale this week. I enjoy doing it for my family, and I am really proud that I can build memories my children will always have.”
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