Until I got my Big Green Egg and started reading the greeneggers.com forum, I had never heard of an ABT (or Atomic Buffalo Turd) so I by no means came up with this. An ABT is effectively a Jalapeno Popper that is wrapped in bacon. However, I think everyone who makes these probably has their own version. This is ours…
You will need:
- About a dozen Jalapeno Peppers
- Pulled Pork (I used frozen left overs)
- 2 packs of Cream Cheese (at room temperature)
- a handful of Green Olives, minced
- a few bunches of Green Onion, minced
- 24 slices of bacon
- Your favorite Spice Rub
Slit the Jalapenos in half and clean out the seeds and membranes or leave them in if you like heat! We usually clean them out because we like the flavour without all the heartburn 🙂
I then used some pulled pork that I had previously made and frozen and let it defrost in the fridge for a few hours.
I also took the 2 packs of cream cheese and mixed in some finely chopped green olives, green onion and Dizzy Pig’s Salt Free Dizzy Dust. I used Salt Free because there would be enough salt in the bacon that I didn’t feel these needed a salty spice rub.
Then stuff a couple tablespoons of cheese mixture into the Jalapeno and top it with pulled pork before wrapping each popper in a whole slice of bacon.
We then hit each wrapped popper with more Dizzy Dust
They went onto the Egg at about 400 indirectly, using the plate setter, feet up, with the grill on top. I prefer to cook these indirectly because the it prevents the bacon grease from hitting an open flame and erupting your egg into a charred volcanic mess of seared bacon fat!
Cook them until the bacon is to your liking…