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HELP! Need recipe for stuffed jalapenos with cream cheese wrapped in bacon for game day!

I cant seem to find any recipes for stuffed jalapenos with the cream cheese in the middle wrapped in bacon. Im not sure if the cream cheese is mixed with anything, and also I need cooking times, direct, indirect, etc. Help me out guys! 


  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 10,490
    These are called ABTs.  Many variations but a simple one is:

    thin cut bacon
    jimmy dean sausage
    cream cheese 
    shredded cheddar. 

    brown 1/2 pack of sausage for each 8 oz pack of cream cheese.  Mix in a bowl with cream cheese.  If you do it while sausage is still hot it will soften the cheese.  Add shredded cheddar to the mix.  

    Slice japs in 1/2 lengthwise and remove seeds and innards.  Wear gloves- don't touch your eye or scratch anything sensitive.  

    Add cream cheese mix to sliced japs and wrap in bacon.  Use toothpick if needed, but I find they usually stick good enough. 

    Cook indirect on the egg 350-400 until bacon is crispy (about an hour). 

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 14,848
    There is no single recipie.  Some do plain cream cheese, some mix, I've even seen jalapenoes stuffed with snickers.

    I cut jalapenoes in half.  Scrape out seeds and cut out ribs.  Then I wash them.

    I mix in sweet rub, bacon bits, and sometimes chopped up sweet peppers.  Season to taste.

    Then I pre-cook bacon in microwave.  Just a little bit ~1minute for a plate full.  This helps it crisp better when cooking.

    Then I stuff peppers, wrap in bacon and use tooth pick to hold the bacon.

    I cook raised indirect at 375 - 400 dome temp until the bacon is crispy and colored how I like.

    Hope that helps.
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,827
    Mix the cream cheese with whatever you like. Think rub, shredded cheese, green chilis, leftover pulled pork, brisket, chicken, etc. You really can't go wrong.

    For cooking, indirect anywhere from 250* - 400*. How long will depend on what temp you are running at, just pull them off when the bacon is crisped how you like it.

    Just a tip, let them cool for 5 minutes or so before eating. The molten cream cheese can coat your mouth and leave you hurting for awhile. Don't ask me how I know...
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  • Thank you so much guys! Much appreciated! 
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 11,532
    Try the onion, chive cream cheese...don't even think about getting the low fat cream cheese. It does not cook right and the texture sucks.
    Our fav is still the above cream cheese, nothing aded, wrapped in bacon covered in a good rub.
    Thank you,

    Galveston Texas
  • I chop up little smokey links and fold them in with cream cheese and shredded cheddar. ABTs are limited only by your imagination.  
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 26,716
    Only thing I will offer is to have an air-gapped drip pan on your heat deflector to contain the bacon grease.  Great eats await.  
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  • blastingblasting Posts: 6,262
    Some good instruction given above.

    Thread title made me chuckle.  Sounds a little like "what's the number for 911?"

  • Heck, you named pretty much everything in the first post.  

    Possibility are endless though... I've done cream cheese, pimento cheese, grated cheddar, mozzarella, you name it.  Done meatless, meat, shrimp, sausage, rice... 

    Wrap in bacon... Sprinkle with rub... Cook indirect until bacon is cooked to your liking.  
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