Rob’s Armadillo Tails


 (Kris Schoels)

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What do you get when you mix up peppers, bacon, cream cheese, and sausage? An amazing appetizer with a funny name, that’s what. Try out these “armadillo tails” but don’t be surprised if you end up having to make seconds... or thirds. 


  • 12 Jalepeno peppers
  • 8 Ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 Slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • 4 Pounds raw pork sausage


Step 1:

  • Slice each jalapeno in half, lengthwise, keeping the stems intact. Remove the seeds, discard, and fill one side of each pepper half with 1 tablespoon of cream cheese. Place a piece of cooked bacon on top of the cream cheese.

Step 2:

  • Ball sausage around the entire stuffed pepper, leaving the stem out on one end. Grill or fry in a hot skillet with oil until the outer layer of sausage is browned and cooked through.

Cook’s Note:

  • Cooking time will vary depending on size of peppers and how thick you make the sausage layer around the pepper