Well, I finally had an opportunity to make my first batch of ABTs.
I used a dozen jalapenos that I split. I cleaned out the seeds and ribs with a melon baller.
I mixed cream cheese and shredded cheddar with grated onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Spread some of this mix onto both halves of the peppers and laid a Lil Smokie on and put the halves together. Then I wrapped each stuffed pepper in a strip of bacon.
I fired up the grill and put some soaked hickory chips in to start smoking. Whey the smoke was going, I put the ABTs on the grill and had the grill going for about 2.5 hours at 275 F to 300 F.
They tasted really good. Not very spicy hot at all since I took out the seeds and ribs.
SO ate some but wanted the bacon to be crispier. I guess I'll have to crank up the heat at the end to crisp up the bacon.
Also, a lot of the cheese filling leaked out into the grill. I'm not sure if I had the peppers too full, or the grill too hot, or wrapped the peppers incorrectly.
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan