My first ABTs

Discussion in 'ABT's' started by desertrat, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. desertrat

    desertrat Newbie

    Re-posted from my website:

    You may or may not have read about <a href="">Voyage #2</a> last weekend - pulled pork and it turned out great! That makes beef ribs, pastrami and pulled pork so far, and so far - everything has been a hit! So since my pork was taking up one rack in the proQ, and I have two - I decided to try ABTs as well.

    WOW! These turned out great! So, for the uninformed, "ABT" stands for "Atomic Buffalo Turd". They are a high-end, customized jalapeno popper. There are a ton of variations, but the standard is this: A jalapeno split in half. Put a "little smokie in the middle, buried in cream cheese. Put the halves back together, wrap in bacon and throw on the smoker. For my first time, I didn't stray too far from the base recipe.

    Little Smokies were about 4 bucks for a package, so I found some smoked sausage on sale for 99 cents instead. I cut it up to "Lil Smokie-sized" pieces. The cream cheese seemed kind of blah, so I threw a couple of spoonfuls of salsa inside and stirred until smooth. I wore gloves while splitting the jalapenos and scraping out the seeds. I then filled with cream cheese and a piece of sausage, and put the two halves back together. I wrapped with a piece of bacon and stuck in a couple of toothpicks to hold it all together. Oh - they were dusted inside and out with some BBQ Bomber rub, from Obie-Cue

    No worries about the cheese squeezing out the end; it forms a "skin" and seems to seal it just fine.

    I think these were on the smoker about 3 hours at 230 or so.
    The finished product. Even my wife liked them!
  2. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    well done would ever know they were your first
  3. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice work, I'd eat them[​IMG]
  4. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic

    No doubt about that!
  5. hoser

    hoser Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    great looking abts're making me hungry
  6. marty catka

    marty catka Meat Mopper

    I'd eat that! Nice job!
  7. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice first try, really nice. [​IMG]
  8. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The only thing you did wrong was you didn't make enough. haha
  9. [​IMG] U done good [​IMG]
  10. acemakr

    acemakr Smoking Fanatic

    First, you eat with your eyes. Not only do they look great, I'm certain they were delicious as they look perfectly cooked.

    Great first go with the ABT.
  11. chainsaw

    chainsaw Smoking Fanatic

    Great job, where are the rest of them??
  12. northern greenhorn

    northern greenhorn Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I agree [​IMG]
  13. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Some members are so selfish[​IMG]
  14. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Since they were your first, then I will toss some [​IMG]over at cha. Good job.
  15. wingman

    wingman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Very nice looking ABT's. I'm hungry again! [​IMG]

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