This recipe if part of our Game Day Starters playlist on the Grill Dome YouTube Channel. Atomic Buffalo Turds (more commonly referred to as “ATB’s”) are a popular appetizer / finger food for parties and tailgates.   There’s a bit of prep involved, but this is a cheap option for a large crowd and they’re incredible easy to cook on your Grill Dome.

Full recipe and video from start to finish below.  Enjoy!


6-8 whole jalapeños (find the biggest ones you can from your local grocery store)
8 oz container of cream cheese (experiment with different flavors)
1 package of “Lil Smokies”
2 cups shredded sharp cheese
1 package of bacon (thick cut works really well)
BBQ rub of your choice


1. Cut the jalapeños in half and scoop the seeds out (wear latex gloves for while prepping these)
2. Fill with cream cheese
3. Sprinkle with rub
4. Press some shredded cheese down into the cream cheese and rub mixture
5. Now press a Lil Smokey down into the cheese mixture
6. Wrap with 1/2 a piece of bacon and stick a toothpick through to secure it all

Set your Grill Dome up for an indirect cook and preheat to 225°. Make sure to toss a chunk of your favorite smoke wood in with the lump charcoal for some nice smoke flavor. These will cook for about 1 – 1 1/2 hrs. These will be piping hot when you pull them off because of the cream cheese in the middle, so let them cool for 5-10 min.

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