Ok I know an ABT thread is probably "been there done that" compared to say a rib roast or a ham or something like that but I'm bored so why not. I was at the local grocery store this evening picking up a rib roast and a ham to smoke tomorrow and Monday. I saw an excellent deal on jalapenos so I had no choice but to add ABT's to the menu. Problem is I couldn't wait til tomorrow so at 11:00 pm they went in the MES and I'm now waiting 2 hours for my post midnight snack. I only did 10 to hold me til tomorrow.
I leave mine whole and use a coring tool that came with a jalapeno grill rack that I never use since the peppers are too big once they get the bacon blanket. I don't use any additional meat besdies the bacon on the outside. I throw a block of cream cheese in the freezer for 30 minutes or so to make it a little firmer. I cut a block of Velveeta and make several strips out of it. I slice strips out of the cream cheese similar in size to the Velveeta. I stuff them into the pepper filling the whole inside. If theres any more room I pack in some more. I start my bacon wrap by covering the cheese to keep leakage to a minimum. A couple toothpicks to hold everything together and into the smoker they go. I'll post a few more pics when they're done.