Armadillo Eggs

A classic Texas treat!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Keyword: Armadillo Eggs, bge, big green egg, makecaloriesgreatagain, mcga
Cooking Method: Smoked
Food Category: Bacon, Pork, Sausage
FoodOrDrink: Food


  • 1 lb Pork Sausage Ground
  • 12 ea Slices of Bacon I use regular (Not thick)
  • 6 ea Jalapeno Peppers Cored. Discard the seeds unless you like REALLY hot. 😉
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese
  • 4 oz Sharp Cheddar Shredded.
  • 1/2 ea Shallot Finely chopped
  • 2 ea Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 2 tbs Seasoning I used Butt Rub here
  • 1 ea Honey For sticky sauce – Can sub BBQ sauce
  • 1 ea Brown Sugar For sticky sauce – Can sub BBQ sauce


  • Gather your ingredients. Set smoker for 220 degrees (I used Maple wood). Note that I made a batch of Armadillo and Dragon eggs simultaneously here.
  • Combine the cream cheese, cheddar, shallot, garlic, and seasoning. Mix well.
  • Stuff the peppers with the filling.
  • Wrap each pepper in the sausage (thinly) and form the "eggs".
  • Wrap in bacon.
  • Place on your smoker until internal temp is around 155 degrees or so. About 2 hours.
  • Combine the sugar and honey in a small bowl.
  • Mix the sticky sauce to a paste like consistency.
  • Apply to the top of the "eggs". Open up the vents and allow the egg to get hot. This will help crisp up the bacon. Remove once internal temp is at least 165 degrees and the bacon to your liking.
  • Serve and Enjoy!


  • For a spicier version of this, try my recipe for Dragon Eggs.
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