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Smoked Venison Chorizo Armadillo Eggs

Delicious meaty goodness wrapped into an egg and smoked!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 40 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Smoked, Tex-Mex
Keyword: Chorizo, Ground Venison, Mexican, Smoked, Tex-Mex, Venison
Servings: 6 eggs
Author: Sophie May



  • 2 lbs venison chorizo
  • 6 jalapenos heads cut off and cored
  • 16 oz bacon
  • venison chorizo queso enough to fill the jalapenos
  • favorite BBQ rub I used meat church the Gospel
  • 1 C Tabasco Jalapeno Mesquite BBQ Sauce or favorite BBQ sauce
  • beef broth just enough to thin out the sauce


  • Preheat your smoker to 275°F.
  • If you have not already, cut the caps off of the jalapenos and use the back of a spoon to core it out.
  • Fill the jalapenos with your queso. I used leftover queso for this, but have no problem making a new batch to eat with your armadillo eggs.
  • Wrap your jalapenos in your chorizo. Just enough to surround the pepper.
    chorizo step
  • Wrap your eggs with bacon. It helps to cut a piece of bacon into smaller/shorter pieces to use as endcaps for the eggs.
  • Season your eggs with your favorite BBQ rub. I tried three rubs and ended up liking a meat church seasoning the best.
    bacon wrapped/seasoned egg
  • Put on your smoker and smoke for 1 and a half hours.
  • Towards the end of that smoke take a small sauce pan and heat it on low.
  • Add around a cup of BBQ sauce to the pan.
  • Slowly add beef broth to the BBQ, whisking as you do, until the desired consistency.
  • You want to thin out most store bought BBQ sauces to remove some of the gloopyness. However you still want some thickness to your sauce to glaze your eggs.
  • Leave on the stove for ~10 minutes and add more broth or BBQ sauce to get desired consistency.
  • Glaze your eggs with your BBQ sauce and then put back on the smoker for ~10 minutes to caramelize the sauce.
    Glazed Armadillo Eggs
  • Pull off and let rest for a few minutes so the queso is not molten when you bite into it.
    Glazed Armadillo Eggs cut into
  • ENJOY!!