need something new

Discussion in 'ABT's' started by azcharlie, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. I have made ABT's a number of times and always did them the same way.  1/2 pepper filled with cream cheese with my rub mixed in 1/2 dove breast wrapped in beacon. Everyone loves them and says they are grate.

    The thing is I hate cream cheese. As a result I never get to eat any of them. My question is has anyone tried stuffing them with something other than cream cheese?

    Thanks in advance

  2. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've stuffed them with all sorts of things: other cheeses, mixes of ground meat, cheese, bread crumbs, rice, chopped ham, deer sausage -- the sky is the limit!  Think stuffed mushrooms or bell peppers.  I've found the cream cheese to be too gooey for my taste, but I still like it!  Hard to screw these up, so be brave and creative.

    Last edited: Jul 15, 2010
  3. ttosmoker

    ttosmoker Fire Starter

    I'm thinking about doing a batch with refried beans.  Haven't done it yet, so I don't know how it'll turn out.  If you do it, I recommend making your own refried beans from scratch as it is a universe away from the canned version.  You might also try chorizo sausage or taco-seasoned hamburger.

    Let me know how it works if you try it.

    EDIT:  I forgot to add that one can get creative with refried beans too.  I make mine from beans I've cooked in a puree of onion, garlic, mexican oregano, and about a lb of roasted chiles (usually Big Jims from NM, but poblanos are good too).  Sort of like refried Ranch beans.  I think it will be a good way to get a lot of flavor into the ABTs.
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2010
  4. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    How about canned squeeze cheese? All kinds of different flavors to choose from.
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    The ABT's world is in your hands. The japs are just the vessal. If you don't like the cream cheese you can use anything you can dream up. I think that they should have some kind of meat in them be it shrimp, pork, beef, game meat. You can use any cheeses or no cheese at all it is all up to you and your imagenation
  6. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Sautee some onions and peppers . Pull out some smoked brisket.

     Chop it all fine . Stuff the japs. smoke.

     Philly beef ABTs
  7. Thanks everyone you have given me some really good options to try. I may try to make some this week if the weather cools down so I can go outside. 115 deg. out today (PHOENIX ARIZONA)


  8. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Let's not forget SBTs - sweet peppers for those who don't go for the hot stuff.

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