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Help with Pig Shots

boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum

Football season is getting closer - starting to focus more on cooking.....

I want to make Pig Shots for an appetizer this weekend.   I saw the recipe for the filling a few months ago - but cannot find the post.

Have tried searching - found pics of them - but not enough to help with the filling options.

Can someone assist?



Cookin in Texas


  • Do a google search for "pig shots" as there are many, many different combinations for fillings. Cream cheese is about the only thing the same in all of them.
  • My method:
    Cut bacon strips in half. Cut up kielbasa wrap kielbasa with bacon, stab toothpick through it and stuff with brown sugar and cream cheese. I warm up the cream cheese in the microwave.. Then add brown sugar to my liking then i top each with cayanne, 350 indirect until bacon is crisp 30-45 minutes
  • If you google pig shots eggheadforum it'll show


    LBGE & SBGE (big momma and pat)
  • Recipe


    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.
    Recipe from @R2Eg2Q

  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273

    thank you so much - just what I was looking for.

    I promise - will post pics.    Egg'n has been sporadic at best the last couple of months - behind on posting pics.  

    Cookin in Texas
  • BudgeezerBudgeezer Posts: 500
    edited August 2012
    My last attempt I used a combination of goat cheese, cheddar, cumin and chili powder.  They turn out great.  That is what we had on hand in the frig.
    Edina, MN

  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 1,823
    I tried to make these a couple of weeks ago.  Be sure to buy good quality, lean and thick bacon.  All I had on hand was breakfast bacon and it was too thin and fatty.

    I plan on making these again for football season as well.  Good luck.
    XL BGE and Mini Max in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 1,630
    They are pretty damn good but like ABT can customize. Tho I gotta imagine on the healthy scale they are scraping the bottom ha. At least ABT has a piece of vegetable lol
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