first time but not the last time ABTs w/ pics

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Smoke Blower
Original poster
Feb 25, 2009
Lexington, SC
Tried my first ABTs today and I wish I could make them everyday.  I bought enough peppers for 20 but ran out of filling so I only made 14.  I'm doing 50 next time.  I used 1 package of cream cheese, a pack of the hidden valley ranch powder stuff(my wife uses this for her cheese ball recipe) and some coarse black pepper.  This is a great recipe.  Next time I'll go easy on the filling so I'll have more ABTs.  I put them in at 250 deg for a little over 2.5 hrs.  I was smoking them with some ribs.  Here are some pics.
They look good and I'm sure tasted even better. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.