Friday, May 7, 2010

May’s BBQ Day

The Knockout Roses are starting to show off.

Wednesday was BBQ day at Almost Heaven South and I qued up a variety of my normal items – 4 butts, 2 briskets, a pork tenderloin, 4 chicken breasts, 20 jumbo wings, 3 slabs of baby backs, and 3 tubes of breakfast sausage – none of which I took pics of. In addition to this stuff I also did a real nice choice boneless rib eye which I cooked to an internal of 125*. The customer can now reheat it in the oven to about 130* let it rest and end up with a nice medium rare roast. This is the first one I’ve done that was not eaten immediately so I’m anxious to see how it turns out – it sure looked good.

Beverly had said something about smoking some jalapenos and I assumed she wanted to make chipotles, but as it turns out she wanted ABT’s – this was the first time we ever made them because she wanted some. I may have posted this before but we use a filling recipe from Roxy via The Smoke Ring BBQ Forum.

8 Jalapeno large peppers, halved and seeded
1 pack of cream cheese
1 cup grated sharp cheedar cheese
2 cloves garlic, pureed
1/2 tsp your favorite rub
1 tbsp mustard
1 tbsp mayo
1 tbsp BBQ sauce
1 smoked sausage
8 slices or rashers of bacon, room temperature

- Mix cheese, garlic, rub, mustard, mayo and BBQ sauce together and incorporate well.
- fill each pepper half with mixture and top with a slice of sausage.
- wrap the bacon around the turd trying to cover as much of the turd as you can.
- Use a tooth pick to hold bacon in place.
- cook in the smoker on a sheet of foil for about 45 minutes to 1 hour at about 250 degrees till bacon is crisp. (may take 1 ½ hr to crisp bacon)

Bev had bought some pretty big peppers, so she filled them, added 1 ½ little smoky sausages on top, and wrapped them in some good Benton’s bacon. The bacon was a little thick for this job, but they turned out ok. It’s best to use a thinner bacon and almost completely enclosed the pepper with it. This will hold the filling in and won’t result in overcooking the inside stuff to get the bacon crisp. I didn’t get a pic but Cowgirl Jeanie just made a big batch and ours looked about the same. LINK

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.



  1. I wondered what that smoky haze was in the Eastern Sky! :-) That's alot of smokin! Those jalapenos sound wonderful!

  2. I'm starving right now and you aren't helping matters - lol! I can smell the wonderful aromoas from here!

  3. That's a lot of bbq! Love the sound of the peppers, too.

  4. I hope you have a lot of people to help you with all that BBQ! Even here, that would be overload!

  5. I love the jalapeno peppers - they sound delicious!

  6. Boy I wish I lived near you Larry cuz I would so totally be buying some smoked something or another from ya - ain't no smoking likely to be going on round here. That's the way to do it though - a bunch of stuff at once! Lucky folks your neighbors. Love those jalapenos too. Course mine are oven baked sigh... but you got me wanting to pick up some peppers and make some now!

    Have a great weekend and tell Bev Happy Mother's Day!

  7. What a BBQ day! It all sounds so good.

    Our knock out roses are going crazy too - they are so pretty and easy to grow!


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