I will be making ABT's for the first time for a Christmas party on Friday. I have read several recipes and seen lots of pictures here of the process... this is what leads to my questions.
I have seen them made by cutting the stem end of the pepper and stuffing from the end... I have seen them cut in half lengthwise, stuffed and put back together... I have seen them cut in half lengthwise, stuffed and wrapped in bacon making two ABT's out of one pepper.
What is the preferred way? It seems that stuffed from the end makes the best sense to be able to turn while cooking. Does it get messy while cooking if you cut in half and stuff each half?
I also would like some input on whether to stuff with Lil Smokies or some pulled pork...
I know there is alot of ABT'ers here and appreciate all your help and opinions.
Oh, any pics (or links to) of prep wopuld be greatly appeciated.