The Classic version of this is a Jalapeños stuffed with plain
cream cheese a hunk of smoked meat and wrapped in Bacon. Jalapeño Poppers, Atomic Buffalo Turds or ABT's
are a staple appetizer with competitive BBQ cooks.. We kicked up
the recipe and
made the presentation a little more appealing. Using a toothpick can end
up with the cooked ABT looking like a dead mouse.
Soak skewers for 30 minutes in hot water
1 Brick Cream Cheese
6 Large stuffed Olives
Left over Smoked meat
Rub and Mrs. Dash to taste
BBQ Sauce to taste
Hot Stuff to your limit ;)
De-stem the Jalapeños and slice in half then de-seed.
Put the cream cheese, olives, rub and Mrs. Dash in Cuisanart and cream. Then add
heaped handful of chopped up smoked meat and pulse till just combined.
Fill half shell with mixture, top with some smoked meat (optional) wrap in bacon
Unless you are lucky to find Jalapeños grown with very little water which makes
them very hot these can be rather mild. The solution is to put something
hot in the filling. Some kind of powdered pepper will work I found some
nice hot Chipotle powder. Any kind of hot sauce will work. You
can also put in some fresh hot pepper or make the whole thing out of a hotter
Half a Weber Chimney of Kingsford divided between two sides of a Weber Kettle
using the 3901 charcoal rails. Chunk of Cherry wood on top of the charcoal
on each side. WSM with no water in the water pan, but the pan still installed
will achieve the same result. Smoke for 30 minutes at around 300. No need
to turn or peek. Taste test for doneness ;)
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Warning these can be addictive :)
The stuffing mixture is great uncooked as a spread for crackers.
Bacon strips cooked on their own in Cherry smoke is a great alternative to
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Veggies for Fire Roasted Salsa
& Chicken Buffalo Legs
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