Atomic Buffalo Turds

Post
UncleVic
Sirloin
2006/07/19 12:29:19
Seen this in the Grand Rapids Press (www.mlive.com)

Recipe: ABT (Atomic Buffalo Turds, a.k.a. jalapeno poppers)
Wednesday, July 12, 2006

10 large fresh jalapeno peppers
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
3/4 pound pulled pork, little smokie sausages or brisket
10 slices bacon, cut in half
Barbecue Rub to taste

PREPARATION: Cut off stems of the peppers and then slice in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and veins (if you like more heat, leave the veins). Fill each half pepper with cream cheese. Heap with smidgen of pulled pork, wrap the entire pepper with half strip of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Liberally sprinkle with Barbecue Rub.

These can be cooked a number of ways. For a conventional oven, cook at 200 degrees (or 225 degrees maximum) for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the bacon is crisp and jalapeno pepper soft. Or, smoke at 200 to 225 degrees for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Or, grill at lowest indirect temperature possible for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Makes 20 ABTs.

Nutrition information per 1 ABT: 97 calories, 7 grams fat, 7 grams protein, 1 gram carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 30 milligrams cholesterol, 185 milligrams sodium
lleechef
Sirloin
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2006/07/19 14:45:07
Only in Michigan.
pigface
Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2006/07/19 17:19:06
O.K. ... I'll take 'em to Golf Monday
Oneiron339
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2006/07/20 07:19:32
I'm trying them next week at our BBQ. Will letyou know how they go over (and how they go!)
John A
Filet Mignon
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2006/07/20 09:12:56
When smoking them I give the bacon a head start by frying it half way otherwise it just will not crisp up unless you smoke them forever.

John
V960
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2006/07/20 13:12:10
We call'em poppers.
bbqjimbob
Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2006/07/20 13:29:07
quote:
Originally posted by UncleVic

Seen this in the Grand Rapids Press (www.mlive.com)

Recipe: ABT (Atomic Buffalo Turds, a.k.a. jalapeno poppers)
Wednesday, July 12, 2006

10 large fresh jalapeno peppers
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
3/4 pound pulled pork, little smokie sausages or brisket
10 slices bacon, cut in half
Barbecue Rub to taste

PREPARATION: Cut off stems of the peppers and then slice in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and veins (if you like more heat, leave the veins). Fill each half pepper with cream cheese. Heap with smidgen of pulled pork, wrap the entire pepper with half strip of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Liberally sprinkle with Barbecue Rub.

These can be cooked a number of ways. For a conventional oven, cook at 200 degrees (or 225 degrees maximum) for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the bacon is crisp and jalapeno pepper soft. Or, smoke at 200 to 225 degrees for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Or, grill at lowest indirect temperature possible for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Makes 20 ABTs.

Nutrition information per 1 ABT: 97 calories, 7 grams fat, 7 grams protein, 1 gram carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 30 milligrams cholesterol, 185 milligrams sodium


I've made them with cream cheese and with cheddar cheese. I sprinkle the rub on the cheese before I close them up. I grill over direct heat app 2 minutes, turn and grill for another 2 minutes, then finish over indirect heat, until bacon is crisp, and pepper is cooked throughout. These are always a big hit!
jellybear
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2006/07/20 22:16:19
They are better if you do them in the oven.They just dont cook evenly on the grill.But Im addicted to them!
pigface
Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2006/07/20 23:04:21
quote:
Originally posted by V960

We call'em poppers.

But we get to call them Atomic Buffalo Turds
It's like partially boning out chicken wings, leaving a ball of
meat attached to the humerus portion, attaching a ton of jerk seasoning and calling them ... Rat Legs
It's all how you want to sell it ... Golf on Monday, I bought the peppers today
UncleVic
Sirloin
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2006/07/21 11:23:33
I just do raw jalapenos, halved and cleaned. Stuff it with some finally chopped red pepper mixed with cream cheese.
I became hooked on theses little puppies about 10 years ago when I lived in Dorr, MI. Deli in the grocery store (Dick's Market) sold them (75 cents a half if I remember correctly).
roossy90
Sirloin
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2006/07/23 10:30:47
I remember reading about these here, and I cant remember who it was that posted, but they said they took a bite out of one, and the sausage squirted out in his lap and his daughter just laughed and laughed.
I laughed myself reading that.
I wonder who that was..........
Adjudicator
Sirloin
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2006/07/23 10:47:45
Once again; from a prior thread:

http://www.bamaque.com/webstat/abts.htm
jellybear
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2006/07/24 14:56:56
Rossy,I belive that was I who had the projectile sausage shoot out onto my lap!
xannie_01
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2006/07/24 15:08:07
this is why i don't allow the hubster to name his food inventions.
the last one he made up was "poison ass gas burrito"
roossy90
Sirloin
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2006/07/24 21:07:06
quote:
Originally posted by jellybear

Rossy,I belive that was I who had the projectile sausage shoot out onto my lap!


Yes yes.. it was you..I remember now, JB...
I still laugh.......

Here is that link.. I had to go back and find it...

http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=10925&SearchTerms=abt
shortchef
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2006/07/25 16:13:19
Xannie, I think that's hilarious. Some day you need to come try my "Nuclear Gut Buster Chili."
UncleVic
Sirloin
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2006/07/26 03:24:05
quote:
Originally posted by xannie_01

this is why i don't allow the hubster to name his food inventions.
the last one he made up was "poison ass gas burrito"


Being politicaly correct here, I named my spud salad Arse Blaster... (And it lives up to its name)..


Oneiron339
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2006/07/30 10:33:43
MAde a dozen ABT's for the BBQ yesterday and they were a hit. I had to do them in the oven because it rained on my smoker outside and spoiled that method. But they were wonderful. The only bad thing was the cheese melted and alot ran out of the pockets. But it's a keeper recipe.
Adjudicator
Sirloin
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2006/07/30 10:36:15
quote:
Originally posted by Oneiron339

MAde a dozen ABT's for the BBQ yesterday and they were a hit. I had to do them in the oven because it rained on my smoker outside and spoiled that method. But they were wonderful. The only bad thing was the cheese melted and alot ran out of the pockets. But it's a keeper recipe.


A dozen? Why just one serving???
Oneiron339
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2006/07/31 07:22:42
We had too much other stuff and I wanted a good variety of items. The ABT's were gone before the other munchies though. Again, it's a keeper. I enthusiastically endorse the recipe - not too hot with the right mix of flavors and textures. I still would like to know how to keep the cheese from melting away.
holdem
Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2008/01/27 22:55:03
Any tips on keeping the cheese from running out during cooking.
desertdog
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2008/01/28 00:32:37
quote:
Originally posted by holdem

Any tips on keeping the cheese from running out during cooking.



I've seen em done where the pepper is cored from the stem end, leaving the entire chile intact but with the seeds and stems removed. The cheese filling and meat stuffed into the open end, after wrapping the pepper with bacon the peppers are stood on end with the help of a grate the corect size, smoking the whole thing for a couple houres until done.


MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2008/01/28 07:09:07
quote:
Originally posted by holdem

Any tips on keeping the cheese from running out during cooking.


You could try using one of these:



...and you could clean out the jalapeno with one of these:



Both are available here (along with other fun toys):

http://www.irondesert.com/
Captain Morgan
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2008/01/28 07:40:27
I slice my peppers in half, leaving 2 little "boats.. cream cheese in first, then
mash pulled pork in, then wrap the whole thing with bacon. That usually prevents
any cheese from running out....I start em meat side down, then flip over to the
pepper side to finish, which also helps keep the cheese in.
desertdog
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2008/01/28 11:38:19
quote:
Originally posted by Adjudicator

Once again; from a prior thread:

http://www.bamaque.com/webstat/abts.htm



I'm with ADJ and the Captian. This is how I prepare em and they don't lose the cheese.

But that fancy holder is pretty cool!

CajunKing
Sirloin
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2008/01/28 12:33:36
If you are deep frying

DOUBLE BREAD your ABT's, to seal in the cheese

I make a killer ABT with devilled crab
Adjudicator
Sirloin
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2008/01/28 18:53:55
Dang. Have not had these in a while. Time to get on my kick again.
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2008/01/28 19:11:17
Excellent recipe thank you all I will be serving them Superbowl Sunday.I think I will try some fresh pineapple in a habenero and a jalapeno also...Russ
holdem
Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2008/01/28 22:41:08
Thanks for the tips on the cheese melting out. Anyone do them with just the cheese and no sausage?
ynotryme
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2008/01/28 23:05:43
there is a chain restaurant in Texas called Razzoo's that serves "Rat Toes" crab N shrimp stuffed jalapenos batter'd and fried - w/cool buttermilk dip. Very hot but delicious
CajunKing
Sirloin
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2008/01/29 12:29:21
quote:
Originally posted by holdem

Thanks for the tips on the cheese melting out. Anyone do them with just the cheese and no sausage?


I do mine with a log of hot pepper cheese in the center, then double breaded and fried.

Nothing like biting into a treat that bites back
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2008/01/29 19:16:37
I am putting a dozen in the oven now. I think on spuerbowl sunday I will hide a habenero in one and warn them that they can eat at own risk and that one is loaded. Kind of like a time bomb....Russ
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2008/01/29 21:29:40
quote:
Originally posted by UncleVic

Seen this in the Grand Rapids Press (www.mlive.com)

Recipe: ABT (Atomic Buffalo Turds, a.k.a. jalapeno poppers)
Wednesday, July 12, 2006

10 large fresh jalapeno peppers
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
3/4 pound pulled pork, little smokie sausages or brisket
10 slices bacon, cut in half
Barbecue Rub to taste

PREPARATION: Cut off stems of the peppers and then slice in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and veins (if you like more heat, leave the veins). Fill each half pepper with cream cheese. Heap with smidgen of pulled pork, wrap the entire pepper with half strip of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Liberally sprinkle with Barbecue Rub.

These can be cooked a number of ways. For a conventional oven, cook at 200 degrees (or 225 degrees maximum) for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the bacon is crisp and jalapeno pepper soft. Or, smoke at 200 to 225 degrees for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Or, grill at lowest indirect temperature possible for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Makes 20 ABTs.

Nutrition information per 1 ABT: 97 calories, 7 grams fat, 7 grams protein, 1 gram carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 30 milligrams cholesterol, 185 milligrams sodium


Are you sure about the 200 to 225 degree oven going on two hours at 215 and they are not getting crisp. But they do taste good put the 6 remaining back in at 400 for 15 minutes....Russ
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2008/01/29 21:44:53
Two hours at 215 degrees then 15 minutes at 400 did the trick. Topped some with maple syrup and were very good. Also topped some with my sweet bbq sauce upon removal from oven and they were better. If I finished them on the grill with sauce they would be great. Would definately leave ribs in peppers next time or add habenero slice as cooking took out most of the heat. Excellent recipe for party....Russ
porkbeaks
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2008/01/29 22:04:51
quote:
Originally posted by Russ Jackson

I am putting a dozen in the oven now. I think on spuerbowl sunday I will hide a habenero in one and warn them that they can eat at own risk and that one is loaded. Kind of like a time bomb....Russ

More like Russian roulette! pb
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2008/02/11 10:37:20
I did my own version of jalapeno poppers last evening.

I cut the top off of the jalapeno, cored it and washed it out to rid it of any remaining seeds.

I stuffed it with some cheese, covered the top with bacon with tooth picks in it to keep it attached and dipped it in batter with salt and pepper and then dipped it in flour with salt and pepper.

I fried it in lard until it was brown and crispy.

It my opinion, it came out very very good.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
cameron074
Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2008/10/06 17:37:36
I made these this past weekend for a party I had. My friends are pretty big pepper/spice fans so there were a few of us getting in on the construction process. I had about 12 jalapenos and 10 habaneros. We followed the recipe and some folks ad-libbed a little bit. When they came off the grill everyone was excited. I was the lucky first to try the concoction my friends had made: 2 habanero peppers(one inside the other) in addition to the regular recipe.

The heat...was AMAZING! Absolutely the hotness I was looking for. Many folks tried eating them and did not enjoy themselves, but there was a group of 4 or 5 including myself that were in Heaven. We've already discussed the next time we're going to make them, we're going to use sharp cheddar or pepper jack cheese instead of cream cheese. I really wasn't a fan of how the cream cheese tasted along with everything else. There was either too much of the cream cheese or it literally just didn't agree with my palette as far as this particular dish is concerned.

Regardless, it was an amazing experience and I can't wait for the next chapter.
MGWerks
Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2008/10/06 18:41:31
I generally make these about once a month. The method I use works pretty well at containing the filling, but it takes a little longer. There is a little cheese leakage if overfilled. I split the peppers down the side, and open them like a coin purse to clean them out and fill them. A favorite filling is pepper jack, refried black beans and chorizo. Once filled the seam closes up and they are bacon wrapped with a toothpick at each end.

I run them on the smoker at about 225 and check them after a couple of hours. The bacon cooks, the pepper softens, and they almost melt in your mouth. I have a pepper stand for the grill, but I've never been satisfied with the outcome from grilling, and I don't need to keep them upright to save the cheese.



Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2009/09/14 08:56:22
Here is a new version. Looked good. I will try it...Russ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNkyQ4qQLAY
analei
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2009/09/14 10:04:44
I must admit my curiousity got the better of me wondering what the heck was something named so unappealingly.

However, after reading the recipe, that mystery was solved..HAHAHAHAHAHAH.

Don't get me wrong, the recipe seems DELICIOUS, but i can see the humour in the recipe name!
post edited by analei - 2009/09/14 10:42:29
Adjudicator
Sirloin
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2009/09/16 19:37:44
Glad to see this topic brought up again.  These things are addictive as hell. 
MissLillie
Junior Burger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2009/09/16 21:20:27
I had these at a wedding recently except they only had the cream cheese and bacon.  They were doing them on the grill outdoors and they were sooooooooo........good.  They were having trouble keeping up with the demand.  I liked them because they had just enough of a ping to be interesting but not hot enough to kill my guts.  Everyone, well almost everyone, LOL, could enjoy them.  I think I could have made my meal out of just them.
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2009/11/23 12:59:25
MGWerks

I generally make these about once a month. The method I use works pretty well at containing the filling, but it takes a little longer. There is a little cheese leakage if overfilled. I split the peppers down the side, and open them like a coin purse to clean them out and fill them. A favorite filling is pepper jack, refried black beans and chorizo. Once filled the seam closes up and they are bacon wrapped with a toothpick at each end.

I run them on the smoker at about 225 and check them after a couple of hours. The bacon cooks, the pepper softens, and they almost melt in your mouth. I have a pepper stand for the grill, but I've never been satisfied with the outcome from grilling, and I don't need to keep them upright to save the cheese.




Man do those look good.
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2009/11/25 09:09:15
Sneak a sliver of Habenero Pepper into one of them. Then dont tell anyone it will be a timebomb.....Russ
Foodosaurus
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2009/11/25 09:18:24
Russ Jackson

Sneak a sliver of Habenero Pepper into one of them. Then dont tell anyone it will be a timebomb.....Russ


That reminds me of something at Eli Cannon's Tap Room in Middletown, CT.  They have an appetizer called Pepper Bombs.  They are cream cheese filled jalapenos that are breaded and deep fried.  But for a dollar extra you can get them "ROULETTE" style, which means they inject one of them with "Spontaneous Combustion" hot sauce.  It's always a fun time at the table, and good for business.... whoever eats it definitely orders more beer!
FishStang
Junior Burger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2009/11/28 10:05:06
Here are a few pics of my ABT's. I offer them on my catering menu for $25 for 20.









MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2009/11/28 10:41:31
Looks great!
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2009/11/28 10:53:16
Adjudicator
Sirloin
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2012/03/25 16:19:19
ABT Revival.  Get U some pronto! 
jackd418
Junior Burger
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2012/03/25 17:38:00
Thanks for the reminder.Soooo good
Adjudicator
Sirloin
RE: Atomic Buffalo Turds 2012/03/31 13:34:49
A new twist via Food Network.
They are pretty good but hot as Hades.  Using thick cut bacon helps (not :-)

Dragon Toes Recipe courtesy Nancy and Tad Mitchell, Six Feet Under Pub and Fish House
(Atlanta, GA)

Prep Time:15 minCook Time:15 minLevel:EasyServes:8 servings
Ingredients 24 habanero peppers 24 scallops, muscles removed 24 slices bacon special equipment: 8 wooden skewers

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
 
Slice the tops of the peppers off and discard the tops but keep the membranes. Place the scallops inside the peppers. Starting at one end, roll each pepper in 1 slice of bacon. Skewer the dragon toe through the center, placing 3 toes per skewer.
 
Roast in the oven for 12 minutes.
 
This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and may have been scaled down from a bulk recipe. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.



Copyright 2012 Television Food Network G.P.
All Rights Reserved