Tuesday, May 27, 2014
ATOMIC BUFFALO TURDS
'Atomic Buffalo Turds' are affectionately called 'ABT's" in the bbq world. Is it because we are adults and saying turds will make us break out in giggles or are we just an overly politically correct society? Regardless of what you call them they are delicious. The combination of cheeses and sausage stuffed into a hollowed out jalapeno, wrapped in bacon and then smoked is an appetizer that cannot be beat. Yesterday, we had the bbq, smoker and dutch ovens working at full speed.
The ingredients are few and the preparation is simple. We took 6 fresh jalapenos and sliced them in half. A pairing knife and spoon were used to scrape out all seeds and membranes from the pepper. Our filling consisted of 1 block of cream cheese, bbq rub and two green onions chopped finely. The cheese was softened and mixed with the other ingredients. Feel free to add different varieties of cheese to your variation of filling. A spicy sausage was chopped into small slivers. The cheese mixture was slathered into our hollowed out jalapeno. A sliver of sausage was put in the center. A bacon strip was cut in half and wrapped around our stuffed pepper. The bacon was secured with a toothpick. They were smoked for 1 1/2 hour in our smoker. Whatever you want to call them, they are scrumptious.