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Saturday Nights Alright For Fighting!!!

Discussion in 'ABT's' started by hillbillyrkstr, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    alright SMF it’s saturday! It’s mcgregor fight night! So why not try something new!!! Let’s work with what we got here at the ranch.

    Fresh cherry peppers from the garden.

    These cherry peppers have a sweet taste, and a mild heat kinda like a jalapeño. Some of my favorite peppers to pickle!

    Cheap bacon. As everyone knows good, thick cut bacon never finishes on the inside well of poppers or fatties. I prefer cheap, thin as can be bacon for these jobs.

    Grabbed a few cheese blocks I smoked last year. Gonna use cheddar/horseradish, and sharp cheddar today.

    Cream cheese.

    Peg leg rub (one of my favorites) and Wonder Dog Ranch Cherry Bomb sauce. Made this a week or so ago. Cherry peppers, and cherries. A whole lot of other things as well.

    And some Tony’s.

    Cream cheese filled after all the peppers were cleaned out.

    Stuffed with horseradish/cheddar & sharp cheddar. Both cheeses were smoked.

    Bacon wrapped, seasoned, and hot sauced! Ready for the smoker!

    I used the peg leg seasoning on the bacon then wrapped the stuffed peppers. Then I applied sauce on top of each pepper, and some Tony’s on top of that. Whole recipe was winged based on what I had knowing I had guests coming over for the fight tonight. Guess The planning committee dropped the ball on this one.

    Looking about done! These cooked faster than anticipated. Turn the smoker down to 140 and hold them an hour or so until guests arrive.

    Another shot of the finished product.

    SMF I give you the Wonder Dog Ranch CHERRY BOMB!

    I’m hoping these will beat your average abt. I think I’ll like them more as I’m a big fan of these cherry peppers.

    @chocdog will be over later. I’ll ask him for his opinion on these and report back.

    Nights trending the Makers way!

    Have some homemade cheesy brats in the sv bath as well. Nice late night food for the fight!

    If your watching ufc tonight enjoy fellas! Should be a good one!

    Wouldn’t be a post from me without Team Wonder Dog! You can see Hooper taking it easy with that torn acl, and Scout wondering if we’re gonna go fetch some waterfowl up!

    Thanks for looking,
  2. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit

    Lookin' good man! Jealous of your beautiful peppers.Give the hounds a -good boy- for me.
  3. Scott Eisenbraun

    Scott Eisenbraun Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I was drooling over the food pics, then saw the bourbon and cigar. Due to health, I had to give up cigars, miss those babies.
  4. So, how were they? Look good!
  5. Scott Eisenbraun

    Scott Eisenbraun Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    So how was the food, the fight, the bourbon, and that cigar?
  6. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru

    Update please...Those looks really good.
    Point for sure.
  7. SmokinAl

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

    Those look fantastic Scott!
    I bet they didn't last long when your guests arrived!!
    Congrats on the carousel ride too!!
  8. Scott

    I love cherry peppers like that. I used to grow them in my garden. I would cut them up and
    Marinate them in a vinegar, water, salt brine for a week or so then purée into a sauce.
    Best hot sauce I have ever had.

    The cherry bombs look delicious, nice job!

  9. yankee2bbq

    yankee2bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Looks good! Congratulations on making the carousel!
  10. Smoker,
    Those cherry bombs were frickin awesome! As always great times had by all at the Wonder Dog ranch!
    Good times, great people, good drink and smokey treats.....the true meaning of life.
  11. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Lol moto! Nice captions on the dog pic!
  12. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Sorry to hear that scott. Right about now I wish I gave them up last night. Don’t remember the end of the night. @chocdog told me it was around 5am....

    Yup I’m feeling a bit rough today.
  13. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Update on the cherry bombs:

    @chocdog was a fan.

    I thought they were great. One of my buddies said not enough heat. I suppose you could add some really hot sauce to fix that for him. But overall I like them better than the normal abt. The sweetness of the cherry pepper was great. And then when your done eating it had a great afterburn that was very noticeable but not bad at all.

    I’d make these again for sure. And I usually plant 8 or so them so I have a ton yearly. Like I said these peppers pickle great! And they do make some really good hot sauce!

  14. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    I never got around to smoking the makers cigar. I did however smoke a few rocky Patel’s. It’s my go to cigar. Great cigar for the price.

    THe Makers always tastes great! Had a few others last night to!

    Had a few different option last night. And of course the orange Busch cans for hunting season!
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2018
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  15. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Yeah these peppers make great sauce smokin in the garden! Love the flavor!
  16. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Thanks al! I appreciate it!
  17. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    The fight was what I thought it would be. Good fight but the Russian wanted nothing to do with mcgregors hands and laid on him a lot of the fight.

    Like I said I never got around to the cigar because I was smoking the Rocky’s all night. But those are decent so no complaints.

    I started the night with Makers private select, then switched between makers 46, Evan Williams single barrel, and knob creek rye. All are good and I only use a few ice cubes in each. No mixing good bourbon with anything around here. And as always cheap beer! lol!
  18. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Homemade cheesy brats out of the sv bath and onto the grill.

    Shot of the fights projected on the barn wall.
  19. crazymoon

    crazymoon Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    HBR, Your peppers look awesome !
  20. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Thanks crazymoon! I was happy with them!