Mouth-Watering Wednesday: Armadillo Eggs

15 May

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who like spicy food and those who are pansies.

If you fall into the second category, I apologize… this recipe is not for you (hopefully next week, we will have a recipe that is more your speed). This recipe is for guys that like spicy peppers, Tabasco, Sriracha, and Franks. This is a recipe for men.

Gentlemen, I present to you the Armadillo Egg!

Are you a fan of jalepeno poppers? This is similar in idea, but it is a bit more involved. Instead of a breaded jalepeno pepper filled with cream cheese, the “armadillo egg” is a bacon-wrapped jalepeno pepper filled with grilled chicken and melted cheese. Here are the steps to making your own…

1. Marinade and grill chicken to your liking. Once it is cooked through, cut it into strips.


2. Hollow out some large jalapeno peppers (don’t leave in all of the seeds or it will be crazy hot– the more seeds in the peppers, the hotter it will be!)


3. Cut up some of your favorite cheese (pepperjack or cream cheese are my favorites)


4. Stuff the peppers with chicken and cheese (it is okay if they break open a bit)


5. Wrap in bacon and insert toothpicks to keep it all together


6. Grill the armadillo eggs till the bacon is to your liking


7. Enjoy!


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2 Responses to “Mouth-Watering Wednesday: Armadillo Eggs”

  1. Shelley May 16, 2013 at 08:16 #

    Is that what you call them? I’ll have to remember that. These are a big hit in our family. No need for anything else..meat, cheese, and vegetable all in one bite. I’m no guy, but I’m no pansy, either.

    • More Than A Beard May 16, 2013 at 09:26 #

      Armadillo eggs where the name given to them by the person that first shared the recipe with me (maybe because the wrapped bacon has the appearance of the plated folds of an armadillo). Since then I have also referred to as dragon eggs (this name fits a bit better because of their spiciness). I’m glad you and your family enjoy them! My wife can’t handle spicy foods, so I don’t make them as often as I would like to 🙂

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