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Pig Shots

R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum

We served up over 90 of these "Pig Shots" at the Eggs By The Bay Eggfest last month and I didn't get a single one of them. So when a birthday potluck celebration came up yesterday, I cooked up a small batch (1/2 of the recipe below) of 26 shots in the Small.  I normally get about 30-34 of these per pack of bacon but the 16 oz pack I bought had slices a little on the thick side (only 13 slices).

Here's how I make them.

Wrap a 3/8-1/2" disc of sausage (I like kielbasa) with a 1/2 piece of bacon, secure with a skewer or toothpicks & lightly dust with rub:

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Fill the "shot glass" with a cream cheese, cheese, & green chilies mix:

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Top with a mix of brown sugar, cayenne powder, chili powder, & BBQ rub:

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Cook indirect (suppose raised direct would work) in Egg until bacon is crisped to your liking:

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These 25 shots (I had one!) went into Pyrex over a hot pack and taken to work where they promptly disappeared!  They pack a lot of flavor into a bite!

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Recipe

Ingredients:

Nathan’s Beef Kielbasa – qty 2
Bacon 16 oz packages – qty 2
Cream Cheese – 8 oz
Mexican 4-cheese blend – 1/2 cup
Green Chiles Diced – 3 oz
Brown Sugar – ½ cup
Chili Powder – ½ tsp
Cayenne Pepper – ½ tsp
BBQ Rub - ½ tsp + a light dusting

Preparation:

Cut sausage down to discs about 3/8” thick.
Wrap ½ slice of bacon around the disc and fix in place with a toothpick or skewer several “shots” (10” skewer can hold 4-5 shots).
Soften cream cheese and mix in cheese blend and chiles
Pipe or spoon the cream cheese blend into the shot
Mix the brown sugar, chili powder, and cayenne pepper together and sprinkle on top of cream cheese filling
Lightly sprinkle with BBQ rub

Cook indirect around 280-320 degrees until bacon has crisped up (approx 70-90 minutes). Smoke wood is optional.

XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
Bay Area, CA
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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,048
    I am going to do this for sure. Thanks for sharing


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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652

    These look really good! Thanks for sharing the info & pics...

    Bookmarking this one...

     

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    Thanks!
    I am going to do this for sure. Thanks for sharing
    Great! Would like hear how you like them.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    Yep....gonna try this too.
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  • pineypiney Posts: 538
    I can't wait to try this, abt's are a huge hit and I can just imagine this with them.
    Lenoir, N.C.
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  • michigan_jasonmichigan_jason Posts: 1,299
    Wow, this looks great! Thanks for sharing, I will be trying this soon.



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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,803
    Oh me oh my!! I want some of those right now. Just went on the to-do list.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,522
    Note to self. Get thick sliced bacon from Costco.

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    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

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  • killbornkillborn Posts: 37
    Great recipe, will be trying it very soon!
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  • EggbertsdadEggbertsdad Posts: 794
    Thanks for sharing. That's got tailgating written all over it. 
    Sarasota, FL via Boynton Beach, FL, via Sarasota, FL, via Charleston, SC, via The Outer Banks, via God's Country (East TN on Ft. Loudon Lake)
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  • dtun1dtun1 Posts: 32
    They look really good & I will be giving them a try. Thank you for sharing!
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  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,731
    Awesome. Trying this on Monday.
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Yep....gonna try this too.

    Wow, this looks great! Thanks for sharing, I will be trying this soon.

    Oh me oh my!! I want some of those right now. Just went on the to-do list.

    Great recipe, will be trying it very soon!

    They look really good & I will be giving them a try. Thank you for sharing!

    Awesome. Trying this on Monday.



    I'm looking forward to hearing how all of you like them and what kind of creative variations come up from these!
    I can't wait to try this, abt's are a huge hit and I can just imagine this with them./blockquote>




    They should complement ABTs well.
    Thanks for sharing. That's got tailgating written all over it. 



    They'd be great at tailgates. Just need to make a lot of them!
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316

    After I fainted and awoke with drool all over my face.

    I now know whats happening at my house on Sunday.

    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"

    LARGE BGE DALLAS TX.

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  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    Yummy! On the list!
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652

    After I fainted and awoke with drool all over my face.

    I now know whats happening at my house on Sunday.




    Perhaps I should add a disclaimer stating I'm not responsible for any harm caused by looking at these pics! ;)
    Yummy! On the list!




    Hope you like them as much as we do!
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • friscoagfriscoag Posts: 97
    I cooked them last night, I had to try!!! They were great.

    I used a venison sausage and some with a chicken sausage.  I had 2 packs of bacon and one pack was thicker bacon and the other was thin and falling apart.  Make sure and get thicker bacon as its easier to wrap and makes them look a whole lot better.

    Also my wife had some homemeade bbq sauce that we put on about half of them, and I thought they were better with BBQ glazed on the last 15 min of cook time.  Also be generous with the cream cheese mix on top.  The bites that had lots of that mix on there were the best!

    All in all they were PRETTY DAMN GOOD!!!! Thanks for the idea!
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  • ccpoulin1ccpoulin1 Posts: 386

    Wow, the list keeps getting longer!  Just when you thought you saw or did it all.......

    Thanks for posting this

    Have a good day!

    "You are who you are when nobody is looking"

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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    I cooked them last night, I had to try!!! They were great.

    I used a venison sausage and some with a chicken sausage.  I had 2 packs of bacon and one pack was thicker bacon and the other was thin and falling apart.  Make sure and get thicker bacon as its easier to wrap and makes them look a whole lot better.

    Also my wife had some homemeade bbq sauce that we put on about half of them, and I thought they were better with BBQ glazed on the last 15 min of cook time.  Also be generous with the cream cheese mix on top.  The bites that had lots of that mix on there were the best!

    All in all they were PRETTY DAMN GOOD!!!! Thanks for the idea!
    Glad it worked out for you! Got any pics?

    Trying out different ingredient options is part of the fun with the shots. I tried various versions before getting to the one I posted here. I even put parts of burnt ends into one experiment but the flavor didn't really come through enough for the amount of work involved.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,386
    edited July 2012
    @R2Egg2Q made these today for a party huge hit thanks for sharing 
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    @R2Egg2Q made these today for a party huge hit thanks for sharing 



    Glad to hear that! :). Thanks for the report!
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • smokesniffersmokesniffer Posts: 1,719
    Thanks for sharing this, I did them for supper and it was a hit. It is one the regular appy list now
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  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 1,647
    OMG that looks so good!  Thanks for posting this, I was looking for some apetizers idea and this is just what I was looking for!

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  • bariccardibariccardi Posts: 53
    Thanks for sharing, they look amazing!
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  • brianwdmnbrianwdmn Posts: 359
    I made these last night for the neighbors. Huge hit! Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
    Marietta, East Cobb, GA
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Thanks for sharing this, I did them for supper and it was a hit. It is one the regular appy list now
    Great!
    OMG that looks so good!  Thanks for posting this, I was looking for some apetizers idea and this is just what I was looking for!
    You're welcome! Enjoy!
    Thanks for sharing, they look amazing!
    Thx!
    I made these last night for the neighbors. Huge hit! Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
    Thanks for sharing a pic! One thing I forgot to mention is to try to leave a little space between shots if you skewer them so they cook evenly all around and you don't get any pale spots from them being in contact with one another. Not sure if you encountered that. Sounds like all went well!

    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • dweebs0rdweebs0r Posts: 507
    I love this!  Gonna make these asap for when we are tired of ABT''s.
    -Jody Newell (LBGE & a mini BGE!)
    Location:  Munford, TN  Homepage:  Shadow photo shadow.gif
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,522
    edited July 2012

    This place is awesome! Very heart healthy. :)

    I know, and I'm lovin it.

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    Large and Small BGE, and a baby black Kub.

    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

    >:)

    Chattanooga, TN.

     

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  • It's on my list for next weekend along with some ABTs. Thanks well done. =D>
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  • brianwdmnbrianwdmn Posts: 359
    Thanks R2egg2Q, next time I'll space them. The picture was at half way done, 45 minutes. I mixed the cream cheese and 4 cheese blend with one Jalepeno in the food processer and spooned into a gallon sized zip top bag, cut off a small part of a bottom corner and piped the mixture in. Next time I'll use less per shot because it expands while cooking. Also I'll season the cream cheese mixture with a bit of salt and pepper. Instead of your spices I used Dizzy Pig, Raging River. I may also leave more of the seeds and membrane on the pepper for a little more kick.
    Thanks again for the great idea!
    Marietta, East Cobb, GA
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  • ccpoulin1ccpoulin1 Posts: 386
    I made these last evening to bring to a friends house.  I stuffed it with brie,brown sugar and slivered almonds and topped off with bacon crumbles!  Wow, they were good

    "You are who you are when nobody is looking"

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