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Favorite way to do ABTs

Sun Devil BrettSun Devil Brett Posts: 440
edited 4:30AM in EggHead Forum
Got kinda of a crazy day tommorrow, whatchin hoops, doing sliders, making lots of different salsas,(trial runs for a fest.) and I thought abts would go hand in hand. We've never done them before, so any input is great. Thanks, Brett B)


  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Here's my favorite,just cream cheese and little smokies :woohoo: I added some dizzy dust to them also :) Very simple ;)

  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    BTW,I do them at 350,indirect for about an hour,or till the bacon gets crispy :P
  • egretegret Posts: 4,089
    Let me introduce you to the way I do them. I've done these at various fests for years and always get rave reviews. Despite what you'll hear from various members of this group, I can cook more than six at a time!! :woohoo: :woohoo: Keep it simple and you'll be amazed at the results :

    Atomic Buffalo Turds
    by John Hall (egret)


    12 Jalapeno's - fresh, 2 -3 inches each
    1 8 ounce pack of Cream Cheese
    1 lb. Bacon (may not use all)
    1 pack Smoked Cocktail Wieners
    Dizzy Pig Red Eye Express rub

    Preparation Directions:

    Wash, remove stems and half jalapeno's lengthwise. Only cut the stem off, don't cut the end of jalapeno off to remove the stem. Remove seeds and veins (leave veins in if you would like a hotter ABT).
    Fill jalapeno halves with cream cheese, top with a cocktail wiener and sprinkle with some Dizzy rub. Put the two halves together and wrap the whole thing with a piece of bacon. Secure the loose end of the bacon with a toothpick.
    Sprinkle a liberal amout of Dizzy rub all over the surface of the bacon. Place ABT's on a rack over a drip pan.

    Cooking Directions:

    Stabilize BGE at 350 degrees. Place drip pan and rack of ABT's on a raised grid and cook for about 40 minutes. Turn them over to crisp up bottom side of bacon and cook for an additional 20 minutes.

    Optional : add apple, oak or hickory chunks to fire before placing ABT's in the egg.
  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,157
    Morning Brett:

    CLICK HERE for my normal method of doing ABTs.

    Though last weekend I did take a different approach CHECK THIS LINK

    Hope this helps!

    Have a GREAT day!


    Brandon, FL


  • Bluecrab3Bluecrab3 Posts: 328
    Although I have not met the Egg-Famous Egret, I completely agree with his recipe down to the Red Eye Express!!!


  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Agree with the above methods! We also like jimmy dean sausage inside, but our favorite it taco meat!! (usually from a prior dinner!)
  • PopsiclePopsicle Posts: 519
    I love using 26-31 count peeled and deviene (sp) shrimp instead of little smokies. John Henrys maple rub before wrapping in bacon. Works for me.
    Willis Tx.
  • MuddyMuddy Posts: 37
    Did my 1st batch last weekend using egret's method with a little twist. On top of the cream cheese I put just a small drop of minced garlic, and used Everglades Rub. My guests ate all 24 within 15 minutes!

    A bit of advice: use eye goggles when cleaning the peppers...I got an eye full of juice :( Took over an hour to get my sight back, ohhhhhhhh boy did it burn :ohmy:

    Jax, FL
  • SlickSlick Posts: 382
    If I am serving several other appetizers, I like to do the half shell filled with cream cheese and wrapped with 1/2 slice of bacon. Great for a two bite treat! The BEST ones I ever ate used dove breasts instead of bacon. What a delicacy!

  • EmarfEmarf Posts: 167
    one way we like them is stuffed with pineapple cream cheese
  • MuddyMuddy Posts: 37
    Pineapple! Gotta try that :woohoo:
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