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ABT Question

johnrezzjohnrezz Posts: 116
edited 4:05AM in EggHead Forum
What setup does everyone use for ABT's. The last time I cooked them on a raised grid direct in a vegy tray ( to make it easy to get on and off. Result burnt bottom's.....

So do I do them indirect with the plate setter? legs up, down? on the grate? on tin foil.... let me know what works for you......

I am going to cook them tonight for a dinner party...

Thanks in advance


  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    I have had great success plate setter, legs up. On a raised grid at 400. Bacon crisps up very nice.
    Usually about 45 minutes. Check after 30.


  • johnrezzjohnrezz Posts: 116
    do you think it will hurt to put them in a vegitable tray?
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Don't know. Might burn the bottom, or you might have to flip more than once.

  • johnrezzjohnrezz Posts: 116
    do you flip? how do you keep the cheese in?
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    I don't flip with the way I cook them. If you put something else under the ABT, the heat might not get the ABT.

  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,725
    have you ever tried abt's when doing ribs. wonder how the lower temp works on the bacon. t ACGP, Inc.
  • RVHRVH Posts: 523
    I've done this a few times. As long as you are not in a hurry for the ABTs and you do not want really crisp bacon it works okay. Of course any time I make ABTs people start eating them before they are done anyway. :woohoo:
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Never have Tom. When I cook my cherry wood bacon it is at 350-400 indirect. Tasty stuff.
    I cook a bacon wrapped pork loin over some ribs. The bacon was not crisp but done. You know that fat from the bacon didn't hurt the flavor of the ribs. :)
    Did I just give a comp technique away? HMMMMMMMMM?


  • I'm a little late replying but here's a couple of tips you might keep in mind for next time.

    I like to use Little Smokey's in my ABT's. I learned that if I freeze them ahead of time they will keep the cream cheese from melting so quickly. By the time the bacon is done the Little Smokey's are nice a warm but your cream cheese is still inside the jalapeno.

    Second, I like to toothpick the ABT in at least two places. That way I can cut them in half when done and make them into nice bite-size pieces. It has the side advantage of your guests not squrting cream cheese out on the floor when they bite into one.

    Do what CWM says do and you will be okay.

    Spring Texas USA
  • Woody69Woody69 Posts: 360
    Good tips, Spring Chicken. I'll have to try those next time. (maybe tomorrow for the football games)
  • Adjustable rig, top position and cook at 300 to 350. Same setup works well for stuffed nachos or stuffed tostadas (think stuffed nachos only bigger).
  • johnrezzjohnrezz Posts: 116
    well they are in at 400, plate setter legs up, No raised grid (it is frozen to the ground and I do not want to brake it, I will check at 30 min and reduce temp to finish.....

    I will let you know.....

    PS, got some of the raw Jalapeno juice on my lips..... still burning 20 min later :), rookie move..

  • crghc98crghc98 Posts: 1,006
    try slightly precooking the bacon in the microwave, maybe 45sec to 1 min so it is still flexible but starting to get cooked....helps to crisp it up at the lower temps,
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