Surprise! ABTs and Pepper Shooter Armadillo Eggs

Discussion in 'ABT's' started by fire it up, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yesterday I decided to surprise my Brother with some smoked goodness while he was at work.
    He is a manager in a Restaurant around here and when you work in a restaurant you tend to get pretty tired of eating the same old thing day after day.

    Figured I would make him some ABTs that were stuffed with cream cheese, a blend of cheddar, jack and asadero, some chipotle rub and a few dashes of hot sauce

    I also made some of my favorite appetizers, they are modeled after armadillo eggs (cream cheese stuffed jalapeno wrapped in sausage) but these are made using pepper shooters (marinated hot cherry peppers stuffed with aged provolone wrapped in proscuitto) wrapped in JD bold sausage

    Smoked over oak and pecan, took about 3 hours. Was extremely windy that day.

    Almost finished

    Out of the smoker

    I had to taste test a few just to be sure they weren't poisoned

    Also took him in a chunk of pastrami I made a few days ago so some of the management could enjoy pastrami sammies.

    The smoky goodness didn't last long, he told me that people were going on and on about how good everything was and how much they loved it.
    Not much BBQ around here and the little bit that is available leaves a lot to be desired so I'm glad he got a good meal and that everyone he worked with loved the food.
    Get the word out there, the buzz about my smoke going before I open a small Q catering business (hopefully [​IMG])

    Thanks for looking, if you have access to pepper shooters give 'em a try, just be sure to drain the excess oil in them of the sausage won't seal properly.
  2. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You will do very well, bud. No doubt about it!
  3. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    I would like to be your brother[​IMG]
  4. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Everything looks good. Glad they were a big hit. [​IMG]
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So I guess being your brother does pay off sometimes. Those are some good looking Armdillo eggs I guess i'm going to have to make some soon. maybe before I rack the leaves or the game comes on one.
  6. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great fire.Was that supposed to be my pastrami???
  7. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Last edited: Jun 17, 2010
  8. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cool that it worked out.If we do a gathering/get together i will be anticipating some of your pastrami or beef sammies or.........[​IMG]
  9. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those do look good...[​IMG]
  10. teeroy

    teeroy Smoke Blower

    Looks fantastic. I'm saving this thread so I can try those Armadillo eggs. What temp did you cook them to and how far in did you put your temp probe (i.e. just measuring the sausage or the inside of the pepper)?
  11. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Normally I smoke them at the normal 225 but temps were a bit lower in the smoker due to the wind whipping around like crazy, but normall I do them 225 and they take about 2 hours, I put the probe in to the middle of the pepper and brought to 165 that way I know the sausage is completely done and has firmed up enough to eat them with your hands, the bit of olive oil left in the pepper and some of the juice dripping down from the sausage makes some of them "squirt" when you bite into it and you just get a flavorful blast, unless it squirts the wrong way, then you just get a messy shirt of floor, those are the best ones though.
  12. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks good!!!!!!!!!!
  13. slim

    slim Meat Mopper

    well im heading to the store to get some peppers....i gotta try those eggs.....they look awesome
  14. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'll take 2 please.
  15. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those look great. Made some ABT's yesterday with the 4H kids
  16. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    MAN...I have to try those
  17. duck killer 1

    duck killer 1 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    OMG!! those are freakin awesome. i'll be tryin that soon!
  18. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    oh man what a lucky brother...those look great !
  19. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice, I really gotta try those stuffed cherry peppers wou did. [​IMG]
  20. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    fire it up,

    those cherrypeppers, do you stuff them yourself?

    I am thinking of a variation on your theme for tomorrow.

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