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Armadillo Eggs 3

Armadillo Eggs

Hollie Schultz
Cheese stuffed jalapeños wrapped in ground beef.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 417 kcal


For the Filling:

  • 4 Tbsp cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper

For the beef:

  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg optional for binding
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 4-5 jalapenos or sweet mini peppers


  • Mix the cream cheese, parmesan cheese, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper together in a bowl.
  • Cut off the top end of the jalapeno or mini sweet pepper. Remove the seeds so the core of the jalapeno is hollow. Fill the pepper with the cream cheese mixture.
  • (Tip: Here’s an easy and mess free way to fill the jalapeno - Put the cream cheese filling in a ziplock bag and squeeze the mixture to one corner of the bag. Twist the top bag so the filling doesn’t spill out the top. Cut a small piece off the corner of the bag. You now have a piping bag!)
  • Mix the garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, smoked paprika, Worcestershire sauce, egg, salt and pepper into the ground beef. Take about a quarter pound of beef and make it into a thin flat disc, like a thin burger. Put the stuffed jalapeno on top and wrap the beef around the jalapeno until the jalapeno is completely covered. Repeat for the remaining jalapenos.
  • Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or grill on indirect heat at 325 for about 30-45 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and slice into disks. Enjoy!


Calories: 417kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 25gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 275mgPotassium: 545mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 833IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 130mgIron: 4mg
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