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First Shot At ABTs: Awesomeness

These were really, really good.  

I went with a variation of the recipes here on the board and this video on YouTube.  Bought a dozen jalapenos, then cooked up some chorizo.  Sliced the peppers to split them open (but not halve) and then cleaned out the seeds and the rest of the insides to remove as much of the heat as possible.  Stuffed some with Mexican cheese, the rest with a mix of the chorizo and cream cheese.  Wrapped with bacon and dusted with DP's Red Eye Express.  Here they are before going on the BGE:

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I set the Egg to 350 indirect, placesetter legs down.  I cooked them on the grid for 50 minutes, turning once.  I probably should have gone a bit longer following the guidelines here, I'm not sure, as the bacon looked like it was a little crispy but not too much.  Here they are off the Egg:

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I sliced them in half between the toothpicks so you could just pick one up and eat it.  They tasted great.  We ate them while they were still pretty hot (temperature-wise).  They had some heat for flavor from the peppers and chorizo, but not too much - just right.  Wife thought the ones with chorizo were much better.

I'd be interested to try these when they're halved like many of you do, but frankly I really liked them whole like this.  It's a bit of a mouthful but oh so good.

We were supposed to have my folks over to share but they ended up not being able to make it.  So now I have about six of these sitting in the fridge.  My folks are going to try them tonight.  Any suggestions as to how to reheat?
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Microwave them...
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,405
    They are even good cold.
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,863
    Lookin good! One thing I have found is I like to use thin bacon so it gets crispy. If using thicker bacon, I think I would pre-cook the bacon before wrapping.

    To reheat I would fire up the egg again or use the oven.


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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 2,588
    Lookin good! One thing I have found is I like to use thin bacon so it gets crispy. If using thicker bacon, I think I would pre-cook the bacon before wrapping. To reheat I would fire up the egg again or use the oven.
    Thanks for the tip.  This was pretty thick bacon.  It wasn't all that crispy but man was it good!
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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 851
    +1 on the thinner bacon. These look really great. 
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    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
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  • nashbamanashbama Posts: 102
    They look great! I like the idea of mixing chorizo in the cream cheese. I'm going to try that next time.

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  • Looks good!  I will try again soon.

    no, not -that- one!
    KI4PSR
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  • r270bar270ba Posts: 763
    Lookin good! One thing I have found is I like to use thin bacon so it gets crispy. If using thicker bacon, I think I would pre-cook the bacon before wrapping. To reheat I would fire up the egg again or use the oven.
    +1 on the pre-cook...thin bacon sucks! (in my humble opinion)
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  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,558
    I read on a different post earlier the week to microwave the bacon for a few minutes first,don't know if this would help or not but it was suggested before. They look damn good to me as they were..good job!!!

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  • DMurfDMurf Posts: 481
    Cooking the ABTs a bit longer will help to take the bite out of the jalapenos. I really like the idea of using chorizo in them. In my house there are never any left over for the next day.

    Just starting to see more peppers at the store so I can see some ABTs inn the near future.
    David
    BBQ since 2010 - Oh my, what I was missing.
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  • twlangantwlangan Posts: 293
    Next time take them a step further. Apply some Sweet Baby Ray's Raspberry Chipotle BBQ sauce 10-15 min before they are done. Really really puts them over the top for me!
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,140
    You do not need the tooth picks, the bacon shrinks as it cooks and stays on the pepper/filling. I like them halved. Some we sauce with a mild sweet sauce some with chipotle to add some zip - it is all good and yours look great!
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