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First ABT’s on OK Joe

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by Mark Adams, May 17, 2018.

  1. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Smoke Blower

    SC
    Tried out some ABT’s before the holiday weekend. Cored them, wrapped with bacon, stuffed halved lil smokies and filling and put them in my new rack. Filling was just cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar and taco seasoning. Found out that I need to stagger the peppers in the rack so the ones in the center will cook as well. Had to take off the finished ones and rearrange the rest and keep smoking. Final product turned out great! Might try cooking the bacon halfway next time if I’m not smoking anything else at the time.
     

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  2. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looking good Mark. That's a tri good mix you stuffed them with.
    I find that if I half cook the bacon and then wrap it around the Ants it ends up a whole lot crisper--and that' how I like my bacon.
    Gary
     
  3. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Wow! You gave me a great idea!
    Atomic Buffalo Turds stuffed with my Salmon dip.
    I like Gary's idea of pre-cooking the bacon, too.
    Bacon, crisp!
    How long, or what IT do you cook these to?
     
  4. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Smoke Blower

    SC
    Sonny, it took about 3.5 hrs to get them all finished because of the lack of spacing in the rack. Didn’t check internal temp, just cooked until the bacon was crispy. My guess on the IT would be around 500, haha, make sure you let them cool before biting into one.
     
  5. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    They look fantastic!
    Nicely done!
    Al
     
  6. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    LOL! 500, I bet so! And I would imagine still 450 the next day.... :eek:
    I remember stuffed green peppers as a kid, but never Jalapenos. So being adventurous in my old age, I figured I'd like to try these.
    Can they be reasonably done without a rack? Or is it something I should just "bite the bullet" and get?
    My local Lowe's has an 18 rack for $10.

    Based on your experience, Mark, I'm thinking 9 in this rack to get good spacing?
     
  7. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Smoke Blower

    SC
    Amazon has a 36 for $8, that’s the one I have. I’ve seen guys cooking them without the rack and looks like they have no problems whatsoever. I mainly got the rack so I wouldn’t have to keep turning them and risking the bacon coming unwrapped. If you’re not using the rack, I’d halve the jalapeños first so the filling won’t run out of the end. The rack I bought came with a corer as well, it’s a great deal, I just ordered another so I can do the full 36.
     
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