SRQ Armadillo Eggs

SRQ Armadillo Eggs

Serves 12
Prep time 45 minutes
Cook time 2 hours
Total time 2 hours, 45 minutes
Meal type Appetizer, Side Dish, Starter
Misc Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Occasion Barbecue
Region American
By author Marc Mathe
Cheese filled, Jalapeño stuffed, sausage encased balls of awesome!


  • 12 Jalapenos (Stem end removed, cored and seeded (Pickled hot pepper make a great low effort substitute))
  • 1/4 cup Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Velveeta style cheese (I say)
  • 1/4 cup Sharp Cheddar (Shredded)
  • 8 Honey Garlic Sausages (Casings removed (use any seasoned ground pork or pork sausage you like here).)
  • 1/4lb Ground Veal
  • 1/4lb Ground Beef (full fat)
  • 1/4 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 3 cloves Garlic (Roasted)
  • 3 heaped teaspoons Dry Rub (whatever your favourite happens to be (I use SRQ Butt Rub))
  • BBQ Sauce/Glaze


You can easily replace the sausage and veal mixture with any other sort of sausage filling such as mild or hot Italian.

I will frequently substitute the Jalapeños for Pickled hot peppers such as Sweety Pepp Mini Peppers from Merchant Adventurers


Step 1.
Cut Jalapeños into 1.5-2" tubes (save the tips for making ABT's)
Step 2.
In a large bowl, cream together cheeses (yes this includes the Velveeta, it just goes so awesomely gooey) 1/2 the dry rub and all the roasted garlic.
Once smooth, stuff the jalapeño tubes good and full.
Step 3.
Remove the casing from the sausages (unless you simply made or bought the sausage stuffing, then pat yourself on the back for being so damned clever).
Mix together with ground beef/veal, bread crumbs, and remaining rub.
Make 12 round flat discs our of meat mixture.
In the centre of each meat pancake place a single stuffed jalapeño tube.
Close the meat pancake around the tube sealing the edges and rolling into a ball (one might even call it egg shaped if one was so inclined).
Step 4.
Place Armadillo Eggs on smoker at 225°F for 2 to 2 1/2 hours
When done, pour a little BBQ sauce on them and leave on the smoker just long enough for the sauce to set.