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Stuffed Jalapeños - Atomic Buffalo Turds aka ABT's

Jalapeños stuffed with a mixture of cream cheese and extra sharp cheddar then wrapped in bacon. Folks who make these call them Atomic Buffalo Turds or ABT's.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Hot Smoking
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings 6 -8
Author Jeff Phillips


  • 30 Jalapeños*
  • 16 oz Cream Cheese*
  • 2 cups extra sharp cheddar grated*
  • ½ cup Jeff's original rub
  • 30 slices of bacon thin cut is best (just over 2 lbs usually)


  • Wash the jalapeños
  • Cut off the stems and remove the seeds and veins
  • Cut the peppers in half lengthwise so they become boats.
  • Combine 16 oz of cream cheese, 2 cups of shredded extra sharp cheddar and ½ cup of Jeff's original rub into a large bowl. Mix well.
  • Stuff the mixture into the boats just slightly heaped up over the edges.
  • Cut the bacon slices in half and wrap a half slice of bacon around each stuffed pepper.
  • Place the stuffed, bacon wrapped jalapeños onto a Bradley rack for easy transport into and out of the smoker.
  • Set up your smoker for cooking at about 230°F and enough wood for about 2 hours of smoke.
  • Smoke cook the stuffed jalapeños for 3 hours or until the peppers are wimpy and the bacon is done and has good bite thru.
  • Serve immediately.