Texas Lizard Eggs

READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 10 -12
    fresh jalapeno peppers
  • 2
    lbs breakfast sausage (regular or hot)
  • 1
    (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature (can use 1/3 less fat)

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Split the jalapenos end to end, making little "canoes" of them.
  • Clean out the centers, removing all the seeds and veins.
  • Fill each half level with cream cheese.
  • With the sausage, take a "meatball" sized portion, flatten it in your hand, making a rectangle out of it.
  • Take the filled jalapeno half and wrap it completely with the sausage.
  • Wash hands thoroughly to remove pepper "stuff".
  • Place on a broiler pan or cooling rack suspended over a baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until evenly browned.
  • Let "eggs" cool a bit and enjoy!