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Friend's ABT Request Leads to a Full Day of Smoking.....

Discussion in 'ABT's' started by adiochiro3, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Some friends of ours threw a little dinner party tonight and requested ABT's for appetizers.  With smoking around here, one thing leads to another -- and before I knew it, we were into a full-blown smoking session!  This addiction is sure persistent!  As soon as my wife found out, she informed me there were 2 pork loins in the fridge begging for a smoke.

    Then she remembered a couple of bell peppers that I could stuff and smoke and -- "might as well smoke some cheese before we run out of our current batch.  Oh, and your daughter would appreciate a Reubin fattie before she heads back to college next week!"

    So of to market I went to round out the ingredients.  First into the pool were the pork roasts rubbed with pepper, Rudy's, and brown sugar....


    Then I assembled the Reubin fattie: 2 layers of pastrami, havarti cheese, sauerkraut, and dressing wrapped in Italian sausage....


    Then I browned some ground beef, mixed it with rice, onion, and seasonings and stuffed the bell peppers.  Browned Italian sausage and mixed with parmesean, cheddar, bread crumbs, onion, mushrooms and stuffed the ABT's and some button mushrooms for the appetizers that started all of this (topped with bacon, of course!).  I also cored 2 Vidalia onions and dropped some butter in them.  Here is everybody finally in the pool together.  The cheese is in the upright which I bolted to the end of my SFB (not pictured here).


    Appetizers and red peppers were done in less than 2 hours (the stuffing contents were pre-cooked).



    The fattie hit 170* and came out of the smoker at the 4.5 hour mark.


    Yes, I know....it's not bacon wrapped this time.  Mea culpa!  This is the first one I didn't wrap.[​IMG]   Bacon wound up on the appetizers instead.  The pork roasts, onions, and cheese all went about 6 hours.


    I smoked a block 2.5 lbs.) of Tillamook cheddar and 1 lb. of pepperjack.


    The appetizers were a hit as usual.  Everything else is for later in the week (except the cheese which will age for 2 weeks).  Looking forward to the dinners at home coming up!  Thanks for looking!
  2. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    Lucky friends....lol...some great looking chow!  I've definitely got to try the Reubin fattie.  Great Qview, thanks for sharing!  [​IMG]
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    That is one great looking smoke my friend. Lots of great choices too [​IMG]
  4. U need more BACON   [​IMG]
  5. lucky13

    lucky13 Smoke Blower

    I love reubins, how's the taste on your recipe?  I might have to try that one out.
  6. Lookin' good friend. I wish I had more real estate on my smoker.
  7. new2que

    new2que Meat Mopper

    Look fantastic! I was just thinking about doing a stuffed bell pepper when I fired up my new UDS for the first time tonight... You've confirmed it!

    Great looking grub!
  8. tlzimmerman

    tlzimmerman Meat Mopper

    What are you stuffing the bell peppers with?  Those look awesome!
  9. Me too....I will have to try this out. A nice slice of it on toasted whole wheat....[​IMG]
  10. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now thats one happy smoker if you ask me. All I could wish is that I were on your friend list and be sitting there awaiting it all to ge done.
  11. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That all looks good, very good
  12. dforbes

    dforbes Meat Mopper

    nice job, it all looks fantastic
  13. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    It all looks great!!!

     we love havarti cheese. They have a havarti w/ dill that is fantastic. usually find it  at wally world
  14. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep - funny how that works - all looks great!
  15. johntroxel

    johntroxel Fire Starter

    Is that a custom built smoker you are using there?
  16. it all looks great!!!!
  17. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    How bout a pick of that fattie sliced up? I'm thinking rye bread right now!!
  18. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    I gotta say if there was a smoke job of the week here............+10 on that one. [​IMG]