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Atomic Buffalo Turds

This is one of my favorite things to cook when I know I will already have the smoker running. It makes for a GREAT appetizer. The heat takes a lot of the fire out of the peppers to make them enjoyable by everyone!

What You’ll Need:
One dozen whole jalapenos
One 8oz container of cream cheese
One package of Hidden Valley Ranch powdered mix
Two dozen slices of thick cut bacon
BBQ rub [optional]
Toothpicks
Roasted diced New Mexico green chiles [optional]

Instructions:
Put out the cream cheese to soften.
Mash/mix the cream cheese in a bowl to add air and make it easier to stuff. Add the Hidden Valley Ranch mix while mashing the cream cheese
Half the jalapenos leaving the stem.
With a spoon scrape out the seeds and veins, then rinse with water.
Fill each jalapeno half with cream cheese, making sure to not overfill past the rim.
Starting at the bottom, wrap each stuffed jalapeno with bacon, add a toothpick to hold it together.
Lightly dust with you favorite BBQ rub.
Place ABT’s in the smoker till bacon is crisp (~250F). They can easily be done over indirect heat on a charcoal grill or in a oven. (Not recommended: you will lose that wonderful smokey flavor)

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