Recipe of the Week-Atomic Buffalo Turds aka ABT's

Looking for a smoked appetizer to show off your BBQ prowess? Try this recipe for Atomic Buffalo Turds (aka ABT's). 


There are many different ways to prepare an ABT, but this is simple and tasty.  Start with a dozen or so nice-sized jalapenos and then halve lengthwise.  I use a small spoon to remove the seeds and ribs.  (In the past if I have those who really dislike heat I have soaked the prepared jalapenos for an hour or so in Sprite, does seem to reduce the sting)

The Stuffing

8 ounces cream cheese

4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese grated

4 ounces of pork sausage

2 Tablespoons of Miss Katie's


Mix all together and then stuff into your waiting jalapenos

Wrap with a slice of thin cut bacon.  Thin cut will crisp up better, no need to use toothpicks to hold it either.  A nice dusting of Miss Katie's BBQ rub will  seal the deal.


Smoke for 2 1/2 hours at 250 F over a mix of apple and hickory wood.  Normally wouldn't use a water pan as I am trying to get them to crisp up but was doing a smoked butt at the same time, I honestly think they turned out quite nice.  I cook until the bacon is nicely crisped, for safety an IT of 165 should be observed.  Let cool for a couple minutes, consume, wash down with favorite beverage and repeat.  Good Stuff. Happy Smoking!

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