Here is another item I discovered recently on the interwebs. Armadillo eggs are not made from armadillo. They are a stuffed jalapeno wrapped in ground meat and smoked. However, you know me, I just had to wrap them in bacon too. 🙂 So here is what I came up with. I started with six jalapenos. You can use any pepper you like. I saw one video where the guy used a habanero for one of them for someone who really likes it hot! Cut the top off of them and scrape out the seeds and membranes.
Next you will need a pound of your favorite ground meat. I went with chorizo here for the extra spice and I just love the flavor. With the exception of making my own this is the best chorizo I can get here. (That I have found).
Divide your meat into six equal portions. Then flatten a portion of your sausage to resemble a thin patty. Place your cheese stuffed jalapeno in the center and wrap the sausage around it. Make sure it is completely sealed and resembles an egg-ish shape.
Then I brushed on some sauce. Again, use whatever you like. Mine was a 50/50 mix of Sweet Baby Ray’s Chipotle and Honey mixed with my own spicy raspberry sauce. I then let them go for another half hour to caramelize the sauce some. When they are done pull them off and let them rest for at least 20 minutes. A little leakage from only one is what I call a win.
Holy moly were they delicious! If you like SPICY as I do, you will love these little beauties. When cut open they almost look like an egg. The cheese “yolk” did just as I was expecting…YAY! Hope you enjoy.