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Two Questions (and one provisional) on Stuffed Jalapenos

I'm going to attempt stuffed jalapenos for the first time.  I will be using what is left of the brisket I smoked Thursday, combining it with habanero jack cheese and some sauce.  I'm also considering adding some jalapeno bacon to the fray.

Here is where I could use some advice:
1.  I am cooking them in a pepper rack.  Should I go direct or indirect?
2.  What temp would you recommend?
3.  If I use bacon, should I pre-cook it or just cut it up and put it into the mix?
Transplanted from Austin, Texas to Medina, Ohio


  • DMurfDMurf Posts: 481
    1. I prefer indirect myself 300 - 350 in or out of a rack.
    2. See the above.
    3. It sounds like you are going to add the bacon to the filling, if this is the case then personally I would cook the bacon first. In making ABTs I wrap the bacon around the pepper and use toothpicks to secure it to the pepper, then lay the peppers out on the grid. This allows the bacon to get crispy.

    Remember that when you roast the peppers the longer you go the milder the pepper will become. Hopes this helps a bit.
    BBQ since 2010 - Oh my, what I was missing.
  • TEggSunTEggSun Posts: 244
    Thanks, @DMurf.  Great input.  You are correct, I'm was considering the bacon as part of the stuffing, but I might just go for the wrap.
    Transplanted from Austin, Texas to Medina, Ohio

  • DMurfDMurf Posts: 481
    If you do a search for ABT (Atomic Buffalo Turds) you will get lots of ideas. Some people make boats by slicing the pepper in half and some leave them whole. The great thing is that I have never made them wrong.
    BBQ since 2010 - Oh my, what I was missing.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,222
    edited July 2013
    ABT's-I slice the jala in half and remove veins and seeds, within reason.  Then stuff with a hot sausage (precooked) and habanero cheese mix.  Wrap in bacon (not pre-cooked) and go high-raised direct (around 350*F on the dome and about 3" above the gasket line) til the bacon is finished.   Inhale on day one and exhale on day two :)
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • TEggSunTEggSun Posts: 244
    Thanks for the input @DMurf and @lousubcap.  The offering turned out quite well.
    Transplanted from Austin, Texas to Medina, Ohio

  • Wear gloves during the preparation.

    Gittin' there...
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