How do I cook smoked pig shots on the Traeger Timberline 850 Wood pellet grill?
These little tasty bites make a delicious starter or appetiser at a party
These heavenly little bite sized morsels make a fantastic appetiser to nibble on while you are waiting for the main dish to cook. The quantities of chilli given here make them quite warm so if you just want a hint of warmth don’t put both chilli powder and fresh chillies into the cheese mixture. Even though they sound fiddly to make they can be prepared beforehand and kept chilled until you are ready to cook.
- thick smoked sausage; cut into ¾ - 1” slices
- streaky bacon
- 8oz strong cheddar cheese; grated
- tub cream cheese
- 2 medium chilli peppers; finely chopped
- 1 dessertsp chilli powder
- 1 tbsp pork BBQ rub
- baking sheet
- parchment paper
- wooden tooth picks
Wrap half a rasher of streaky bacon around the slice of sausage to form a ‘cup’; secure with a tooth pick.
Combine the grated cheese, cream cheese, chilli powder, fresh chilli and half the BBQ rub. Spoon into the ‘cup’. Top with a sprinkle of the BBQ rub; we used ‘Sweet Bones & Butts’ from Angus & Oink. Place onto the parchment lined baking sheet.
Pre-heat the Traeger to 180 – 190C and cook on the middle shelf for about 45 minutes until the bacon has cooked.
How to: How do I cook smoked pig shots on the Traeger Timberline 850 Wood pellet grill?
This guide explains how to cook a tasty little nibble or starter; sausage wrapped in bacon and topped with a piquant melted cheese
How to assemble the ingredients
Combine the cheeses, chillies, chilli powder and half the BBQ rub. Cut thick Cumberland sausages into 1" chunks. Wrap a piece of bacon around the outside of the sausage making sure it stands proud of the surface to make a little cup; secure with a toothpick. Add a spoonful of the cheese mixture to the cup. sprinkle the remaining BBQ rub over the top.
How to prepare the grill
Pre-heat the grill to 180 - 190C.
How to cook
Place the pig shots onto the middle of the grill and cook with the lid down for about 45 minutes until the bacon and sausage are cooked and the cheese is bubbling.
How to serve
Serve as a taster when your guests arrive while they are waiting for the main dishes to cook.