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How To Make Armadillo Eggs At Home

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If you can’t get enough of jalapeno poppers, here’s another recipe for you. Have you heard about Armadillo eggs? These are cream cheese-loaded jalapenos wrapped with crispy bacon. They have soft and meaty pork sausage. The recipe for Armadillo is really simple and easy. So, why don’t you give this dish a try?

Armadillo eggs with bacon strips

Armadillo eggs are classic appetizers from Texas. These are the best fit for those who need a low-carb or keto-friendly diet. The weird thing about the Armadillo eggs is that they don’t have eggs in them. They probably got this name due to their resemblance to the Armadillo shell and the shape of an egg.

For Armadillo eggs, prepare the seasoning by mixing salt, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, and ground mustard. Add this to the cream cheese in a bowl. Add shredded cheese to it and mix. Fill this mixture in the jalapenos and wrap them in pork sausage. Wrap bacon strips around the eggs and smoke for about 2 hours.

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Armadillo eggs with cream cheese filling

Armadillo Eggs Recipe

Armadillo eggs are Texas' favorite staple food. It has a crispy bacon shell with soft pork sausage inside, wrapped around cream cheese-filled jalapeno. Try this recipe and enjoy it.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Starters
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 505 kcal




  • 1 pound Pork Sausage
  • 12 slices Bacon
  • 6 Jalapenos
  • 4 ounces Cheddar Cheese (shredded)
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar


  • Prepare the seasoning mixture by adding onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, salt, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, and ground mustard to a bowl. Mix it well and set the bowl aside.
  • Now cut the jalapenos in the middle, remove the seeds, and set them aside.
  • Take another bowl and add cream cheese, shredded cheese, and one tablespoon of the seasoning mixture to it. Mix them and add this mixture into the jalapeno.
  • After the jalapenos are stuffed with the cheese filling, wrap the jalapenos with pork sausage. Sprinkle some seasoning mixture on these eggs. Now, wrap bacon strips around them. Roll them to get an egg shape.
  • Place these armadillo eggs in a preheated (165 F) smoker and smoke for at least 2 hours. For tender bites, brush BBQ sauce on the eggs and serve. For crispy bites, you need to increase the temperature to 400 F.



Calories: 505kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 2574mg | Potassium: 350mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 1052IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword American cuisine, Armadillo eggs, Bacon
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