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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:
Fill the "shot glass" with a cream cheese, cheese, & green chilies mix:
Top with a mix of brown sugar, cayenne powder, chili powder, & BBQ rub:
Cook indirect (suppose raised direct would work) in Egg until bacon is crisped to your liking:
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!
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
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.