Atomic Buffalo Turds

It has been said that "bacon is the crack of the food world".

Well then we have found crystal meth, crack, and heroin all rolled into one: Atomic Buffalo Turds!

We absolutely love Atomic Buffalo Turds.  And you and your friends are gonna love them, too.

After all -- Atomic Buffalo Turds are jalapeno peppers, stuffed with a cream cheese filling, wrapped with bacon and then smoked. What's not to love?

This recipe for Atomic Buffalo Turds was generously provided by Weekend Griller, Chris G. The photos are from Chris and from some of the times we have enjoyed ABT's since we first read his recipe.

Atomic Buffalo Turds

Atomic Buffalo Turds

ABT's could not be simpler to make.  Here is the basic way, but you can add just about anything you want to the filling.  For some killer ideas -- Click here.

Slice fresh jalapeno's lengthwise and scrape out the seeds and "ribs" of each half, using a teaspoon. (Wear latex gloves and don't touch your face)

Jalapenos Sliced for Atomic Buffalo Turds


Mix a filling of half cream cheese (softened) and half shredded colby-jack cheese. (This is where you can add cilantro, green onion, or whatever you want.)

Stuff the pepper halves with the mixture.

Atomic Buffalo Turds - Filling the Jalapenos with Cream Cheese

Wrap each piece with a piece of bacon (light-weights can use 1/2 piece of bacon) and secure with a toothpick. I was able to get the bacon to stay in place without toothpicks on all except 2 ABT's.

Atomic Buffalo Turds Ready for the Grill

Smoke at 250 degrees F for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Let them cool just a bit and then dig in!


Atomic Buffalo Turds


By seeding the pepper and then smoking it, you remove 90% of the heat of the Jalapeno.

If you don't have a smoker, you could do them on a grill (indirect heat) or even in an oven, but smoking does something special to the pepper.

These are great appetizers for when you are smoking meat, which normally takes anywhere from 4 to 18 hours, depending on what you are smoking. But they would also be great to take to parties or tailgating.


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