The ABT's look like what we call poppers. But look good no mater what they are called. I seen Cabela's sells a stainless steel hot pepper holder, they have in 3 different sizes. they hold 21, 36, 48 peppers. Just wanted to throw out another place to look for the vertical pepper holders.
I tried some of these tonight on the ECB. I just cut them in half and put some bacon bits in them and covered that with cheese. They turned out pretty good. Even the wife ate three of them. I think I'm going to do some tomorrow night for NYE.
I just made my first batch last night. Turned out great! I used the canoe idea a previous member mentioned, and filled with cream cheese, cheddar, jimmy dean sausage, and topped with a strip of bacon then cooked at around 220 for 2 hours. After they were done, i drizzled some of Jeff's bbq sauce on them (wow that sauce is good! everyone loved it). Does anyone prefer or find an advantage with having one of the chili grills? I guess they could help with space? Thanks everyone for the great posts!
dave........the whole in the bottom, is if you use added ingrediants besides the creme cheese.........specially summin like shrimp......it IS a drain hole.........
i do abt's at 250 at 1.5 hours, with my bacon cooked up JUST abit, before placing on the abt.........this way........my bacon crisps up quicker.......i think maybe the longer times are for the folks that don't pre-cook there bacon abit.........so they take their's to the point that the bacon finally crisps up
I did my first batch of these things last Thursday while watching some hoops. Insanely good. I’ve been reading about these things since I became a member last spring and now finally got around to making them. I followed the advice from this thread on how to prep. Mine came out perfect; not too hot and almost sweet. I used a half brick of 1/3 fat cream cheese, about a tablespoon of my rub, a teaspoon of minced garlic, nice handful of Mexican cheese, and then about a tablespoon of honey. Mixed up and let it sit over night to let flavors blend. Wow.
Strange that this topic comes up again, I just did a search for it an hour ago. Has anyone used a jerky shooter for stuffing ABT's? It would give me a reason to buy one if I could convinced the better half that I need one.
my wife uses a spoon, cause we canoe em........but when we was just cutting the tops off........she used a pastry bag...........or you can use a plastic baggie with a corner cut off.......to squeeze the cheese into the pepper...........OR.......go buy the jerky shooter........
The wife and I went to the Reno Cabela's today and I made sure to pick up one of the stainless steel ABT holders in 36 qty. size. Unfortunately I won't get to break it in this weekend but next weekend looks good.