Atomic Buffalo Turd Jalapeno Poppers


  • 10 jalapeno peppers
  • 10 bacon slices, cut in half
  • 10 mini sausages or smokies (or 20 if they are very small)
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 1 cup grated monterey jack
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • 2 shallots, minced
  1. Slice the jalapenos lengthwise. Using a spoon, remove the seeds and membrane. If using bell peppers, quarter them after they are seeded.
  2. Mix the cream cheese, monterey jack, chipotle powder and minced shallots. Fill the hollowed out portion of the peppers with the cheese mixture.
  3. Place the smokie on top of the cream cheese. Wrap the half slice of bacon around the jalapeno. If the bacon is not staying tightly wrapped, it may be necessary to use a toothpick to hold it in place.
  4. Smoke the ABTs in the smoker, set at 225F, for 2-3 hours, or until the bacon is browned
To cook on the grill: Cook on a medium heat grill until the jalapeno is tender and the bacon is browned. Keep the lid covered while cooking.  To cook in the oven: Bake the ABT’s in the oven, set at 425F, for 20-30 minutes or until the bacon is browned.
Recipe from: theblackpeppercorn
Photo from: recipebyphoto


  1. Jessica says:

    Hi Kathy,

    I noticed the post says “To cook in the oven: Bake the ABT’s in the oven, set at 425F, for 20-30 minutes or until the bacon is browned,” so I hope that helps.

    I am also wondering if the cheese will melt out if these are cooked in the oven? Any experience with this?

  2. Tiffany says:

    These look fantastic!! I am making these for a Super Bowl party I am going to… The only question I have is, do you cut the little smokies in half? it only calls for 10, but 10 peppers that you cut in half and 10 slices of bacon also cut in half which makes 20 of each. I have enough smokies to keep them whole, but I don’t want to change the recipe too much.

  3. Kathy says:

    I have made almost something like these.Do everything but add a sprinkle of Brown sugar and bake. Also have made with just the smokies, bacon and brown sugar. There is never any of them left. .

    • Kathy says:

      I have baked them at 450 until bacon is crispy. If you are just wrapping in smokies then I turn them in between time. Only take 20min in all

  4. kyke says:

    I have made these just tonight for the 3rd time in the oven i have cooked them at 250 for an hour or a bit longer so to get the pepper done .. i also use lilsmokies might be a cheaper buy than the rest but mmmmmm !

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