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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Another recipe I had in my head for the longest time.

 

Decided to do these on the GOSM with Pork Shots, Chickeroni Bites and Jack Daniels Bacon Double Cheeseburger Sliders.

 

I'll see if I can get those posted today as well.

Will be a little busy tomorrow with doing PP for the Cub Scouts Christmas Party, yeah  I took the day off to cook!

 

 

 
Italian Sausage Bites
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Bacon Wrapped Sausage stuffed with tomato paste and topped with Mozzarella cheese.


Ingredients:
  • Sweet / Hot Sausage Links
  • Bacon
  • 1 small can Tomato Paste
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Basil
  • 1 teaspoon Rosemary (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated Garlic
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Toothpicks



Preparation: (step by step below0

  • Mix Oregano, Basil, Rosemary, Granulated Garlic and Parmesan Cheese.
  • In a bowl mix the above ingredients with the tomato paste add a third at a time, mix well then add another 3rd.
  • Cut sausage 1” thick
  • Wrap in half piece of thick sliced bacon,
  • Fill with tomato paste mixture



  • Smoking/Grilling

Grilling: Place on the grill using indirect heat. Grill 30 minutes

Smoker: Smoke at 225° - 240° for 2 hours




Notes:

I had a couple that I popped in my mouth, (you sort of need to eat the whole thing to get all the flavors at once), and the experience was ruined by the casing, it was like chewing rubber bands, the flavor was there but the casing really ruined some of the appetizers.

Make sure to
remove the casing after slicing, or use chub sausage and roll small balls
I still consider the recipe a major success.


Conclusion:

I loved these, a few of my dinner guests were not wowed by them but others really liked them.
Casings need to be removed.




  • I used a hot a sweet combo pack, some folks don't like the heat so I used red toothpicks to mark the hot appetizers.
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  • Mix all the dry ingredients
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  • Place the tomato paste in a bowl.
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  • Add a third of the dry mix to the paste.
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  • Mix the dry ingredients into the paste real well.
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  • Continue adding the dry ingredients and working into the paste.

 

 

  • Cut the sausage and bacon. (REMOVE THE CASINGS AFTER SLICING)
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  • Wrap the sausage with bacon, Since I used Hot and sweet sausage, I marked the hot sausage using red toothpicks.
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  • Stuff the tomato paste mixture as much as possible into the bacon with a spoon.
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  • Appetizers ready for the smoker, from left to right, Chickeroni bites / Italian Sausage bites and Pork Shots.
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  • Smoke at 225° for 2 hours using Hickory chunks (GOSM).

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  • Top sausage with some cubed mozzarella cheese and smoke another twenty or so minutes, just enough to melt the cheese.
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  • When the cheese has melted, remove from the smoker, plate and serve.
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  • Since this is a first time recipe I always do a Taste test before serving my guests.
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  • Lets see that a little closer.
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post #2 of 12

Man those look tasty my friend.  Gonna have to steal ( I already did) the recipe points.gifif I could

post #3 of 12

Another great recipe & post Sqwib!

post #4 of 12

Awesome sqwib......................icon14.gif

 

Joe

post #5 of 12

So these are kinda like little spaghetti type bites without the pasta? Outstanding as the others you did today icon14.gif

 

that pic where you put the cubed cheese on top, is that the jack sliders melting down?

post #6 of 12

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Now I thought that Joel had a good Idea and indeed he did but you have just taken it way over th top. I'm a sucker for cheese and with the cheese on top so went this dish. Now this one os gonna be robbed but I'll tell folks I got it from a buddy. Right B U D D Y 

post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scarbelly View Post

Man those look tasty my friend.  Gonna have to steal ( I already did) the recipe points.gifif I could


 

Keep us posted



Quote:
Originally Posted by SmokinAl View Post

Another great recipe & post Sqwib!



Thanks Al



Quote:
Originally Posted by boykjo View Post

Awesome sqwib......................icon14.gif

 

Joe



Thank you



Quote:
Originally Posted by realtorterry View Post

So these are kinda like little spaghetti type bites without the pasta? Outstanding as the others you did today icon14.gif

 

that pic where you put the cubed cheese on top, is that the jack sliders melting down?

 

 

Yes, above and below
 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by mballi3011 View Post

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Now I thought that Joel had a good Idea and indeed he did but you have just taken it way over th top. I'm a sucker for cheese and with the cheese on top so went this dish. Now this one os gonna be robbed but I'll tell folks I got it from a buddy. Right B U D D Y 


 

Sounds like a plan, keep us posted.

post #8 of 12

WOW!      77.gif

I have got to try some of these

post #9 of 12

That is brilliant SQWIB! I am gonna have to give that a try. beercheer.gif

 

Might do add some pepperoni, onion and green pepper to get a pizza flavor out of it.

post #10 of 12

Looks-Great.gif

post #11 of 12

Awesome!!!

 

  Craig

post #12 of 12

just made the "pork shots" you posted . turn out great.

now save this one to "evernote" to try on my next smoke.

thanks for the post.

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