I Do Not Like Cream Cheese!!

Discussion in 'ABT's' started by kariandy, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. kariandy

    kariandy Newbie

    I like the idea of ABt's. I love jalapenos but I hate cream cheese. [​IMG] Are their any recipes without cream cheese? Is there a good alternative that I could use?? Thanks in advance.
  2. moltenone

    moltenone Smoking Fanatic

    use your imagination try something that you like, or that you think might be better,then let us know how it turned out.

  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Any cheese practically. Mozz would be a good choice for the texture. Or perhaps a camembert <Sp?> or a brie as well.

    How can ya not like cream cheese? ;{)
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I'm with you on the cream cheese but some cheddar would be good
  5. nomorecoop

    nomorecoop Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I don't like cream cheese either. I use Pepper Jack. I buy it in the small blocks, cut it into medium slices & stuff it in there longways. Great with sausage!!!
  6. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just did some ABTs for first time today and used a grated blend of Provolone,Motzerella, and Romano. They are pretty good. I mixed the cheese with a mild Italian Sausage.
  7. williamzanzinger

    williamzanzinger Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    You can onit cheese altogether and go a diifferent route with a compound butter. Such as a casino butter. Its nice to add a bit of bread crumb in there to aid in stabilaty when they cook. Wrap some casino butter with some rock shrimp or crab meat real or fake.

    1/3 c sliced fresh parsley
    1 tsp hot sauce
    2 tbsps fresh lemon juice
    4 green onions, sliced
    3/4 tsp salt
    1/3 c sliced red bell pepper
    1 lb unsalted butter, softened
    3 tbsps white wine
    2 tab frsh bread crumb
    Step #1 Pulse first 5 ingredients in a food processor/blender until mixd.
    Step #2 Add remaining ingredients; process until well mixed, stopping to
    scrape down sides.
    Step #3 add bread crumb last with final few pulses
    Step #4 Cover up; put in the fridge for at least a day or freeze.
  8. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    stuff em with whatever we use sausage, rice, caynee and what ever is handy at the time.
  9. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good!!! More for us [​IMG]
  10. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    Have used straight cheddar and loved it! I usually blend cream cheese with cheddar.
  11. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    I'm with Richtee here. MOZZ all the way.
    Put in a nice chunk, other things to your liking and have at her.
  12. smokin' dick

    smokin' dick Smoking Fanatic

    just use whatever you have on hand or stuff that you like.
    I've used pepper jack, chipotle cheddar, corn bread mix, little smokies, mozz, ricotta, re-fried beans, salsa. It's all good.
  13. wutang

    wutang Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I made some today with cheddar cheese spread (like for crackers) and grilled chicken. Came out pretty good.
  14. kariandy

    kariandy Newbie

    Thanks for the input. I made my first set of ABTs based on your advice. I used some of the white mexican "queso" cheese. I had a leftover ribeye I had grilled a couple days ago. I cut thin slices and spiced it up a bit and added it to the ABTs. I wrapped it in bacon and crossed my fingers. They turned out great! I ate them all before I remembered to take any pictures. Thanks for the advice.
  15. bearmoe

    bearmoe StickBurners SMF Premier Member

    Cheddar, bacon, chorizo sausage, mozzarella, Italian sausage, shrimp, pickles

    Mix and match!
  16. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I love Cream Cheese but did not like Them in the ABT'S
    After a bit of research, bastardizing recipes and sampling. I came up with the following 2 recipes. The first one I loved the 2nd has yet to be tried.

    Rich’s Peppers
    16 oz. Jimmy Dean sausage (HOT) partial cooked and seasoned
    ¼ cup of Favorite Rub
    ½ cup Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese

    ½ cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

    Rich’s Pizza Peppers
    ½ cup Pepperoni
    1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
    4 oz. Tomato Paste

    ¼ cup Sundried Tomatoes
    ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese

    1 Tbl. Italian seasoning
  17. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Try some smoked Montery Jack, or smoked cheddar.
  18. williamzanzinger

    williamzanzinger Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Dont forget trying LESS cream cheese. Use enough and it becomes a dominant flavor, use just a bit and it add a bit of "velveeta texture" to what ever else you have in there. Cream cheese is real stable, doesnt seperate into oil and chewy cheese. Its good just for that reason.

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