Last time I made abt's I fried up Italian sausage, mixed it with spices and tossed it in the food processor with cream cheese. Then stuffed halved jalapenos and mini sweets. They were really good but I couldn't really discern the sausage taste. I'm going to make some more this weekend but I plan on putting sausage in the pepper first, then topping with cream cheese. My question is, should I cook and drain the sausage first, or put it in raw and let it cook that way?