A Taste of Virginia Tech (Mascot Books) compiles 80 of the best recipes in and around campus, from the dining halls, to its tailgate parties- even dishes found in restaurants on Main Street.
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
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.
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.
Cooking time will vary depending on size of peppers and how thick you make the sausage layer around the pepper