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Pork Shots

Discussion in 'Pork' started by gmc2003, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Since summer is almost upon us - the outdoor parties can't be to far behind. This is an appetizer that is always a huge hit at our parties. The pork shot is a little bundle of goodness that is very simple to make and smokes up quickly. This thread will hopefully get you through the basics of making them. Lets get the party started.

    First the gotta start the fire:

    Thin blue smoke: DSC00672.JPG

    Ok seriously...the mixings. Kosher salt, garlic and onion powder, ground pepper, smoked paprika, chili powder, smoked sharp cheddar, kielbasa, dark brown suger and bacon.

    Slice the kielbasa up into half inch or so slices.
    Cube the cheese small enough to fit in the shots. DSC00665.JPG

    Slice the bacon to fit one revolution around the kielbasa. I got lucky this time as slicing it in half fit perfectly.
    Roll them up and insert a toothpick to keep the bacon from unwinding. Note to self: make sure you have enough toothpicks before starting.

    Drop in a few cubes of cheese:
    And fill with your favorite rub mix. I listed my ingredients at the top of the page.

    Since I'm only doing a few pork shots the Kettle with a side basket gets the call.
    Indirect heat - Kettle is about 225 to 250* degrees with a chunk of apple. The two hot dogs are for skidmark. He loves smoked hotdogs.

    Their almost done.
    Plated and ready for the pallette:

    Thanks for taking a peek hope you enjoyed. This is how my family likes them. Some people like cream cheese instead of cheddar, while other folks put hot peppers in them. It doesn't matter it's all good. Use your favorite rub mix. I've made these in small batches like this one or larger batches(100 to 150) for my childrens wedding receptions and haven't had any leftovers to take home. Give them a (pork)shot if you've never tried them.

    Any suggestions are more then welcome.


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  2. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks great . One of my favorites .
  3. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Oh Yeah!!!:)
    My Kinda "Shots"!!!
    Can't see the TBS on that Fire though---Might be a little too hot !!

  4. Lookn4u

    Lookn4u Meat Mopper

    Those look great, I'm going to try some tonight.
  5. yankee2bbq

    yankee2bbq Master of the Pit

    YEAP! That awesome! Thanks for sharing! I’m going to have to try them!
  6. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Dang those look good Chris!
    I'm going to make them the next time we have a party, instead of ABT's.
    Might stick a chunk of jalapeno in with the cheese!
    Congrats on making the carousel!
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2018
  7. dcecil

    dcecil Master of the Pit

    The opening pics of this thread made me laugh my a$$ off. That was awesome. Food looks great. I’m definitely putting this on the menu
  8. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Thanks chowsaw it's one our favorites also.

    My favorite kind of shot to. Haven't had a drop of liquor since the early eighties. Beers another story. It was hot one. I had to put the chairs back away's to enjoy it. Thanks for the like appreciate it.

    Go for it Lookn4u, I don't think you'll be disappointed. Let us know how they turn out. Thanks for the read.

  9. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    They've been around for a while and I've always been a fan of them. Thanks for the kind words and like - appreciate it.

    Thanks for the nice words, like and ride Al. If you do drop a jalapeno in them make sure to use a different colored toothpick to identify which ones have the hot peppers and which ones don't.

    Thanks dcecil, that's one of the benefits of living out in the boonies. We usually have three or four bon-fires a year. When I could stay up latter into the evening I had them at night. Now that's a real site. Unfortunately skidmark wakes me up at 3:00am every morning on the dot so my bedtime has gotten early. Thanks for the kindly words and let us know if you try them out.

    Walchit likes this.
  10. Nice gotta try this
  11. I see new things all the time that I can try to cook and I almost always say “why didn’t I think of that” XD. Well done they look incredible.
  12. Smoke23

    Smoke23 Smoking Fanatic

    Ya, I’m gonna have to try these to.
    They look great!!
  13. Ishi

    Ishi Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Great cook!!! They are on my to do list on July 4. Thanks for sharing.
  14. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yessir! Congrats on the carousel ride.
  15. WaterinHoleBrew

    WaterinHoleBrew Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Those look awesome Chris!
  16. GATOR240

    GATOR240 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looks terrific, I will be putting that on my list.
  17. millerbuilds

    millerbuilds Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks great! They are always a hit around our house. We have used brats, polish sausage, Italian's, and even summer sausage.

    Smoke ON!

    - Jason
  18. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Thanks for the read ACtech, give'm a try I'm pretty sure you'll like them.

    Thanks for the like bassthumb, pork shots aren't all that new, but I know what you mean. Ton's of stuff being smoked on here that I've never seen or heard of before. I don't usually post the usual stuff unless I do something different or it's a first for me. I like to post things that don't get all the attention or stretch the boundaries of some piece of equipment I may have.

    Thanks Smoke23 for the like appreciate it. They do taste good and are a big hit at parties. Let us know if you make them.

  19. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Those look great! I haven't seen this done before.

  20. Geebs

    Geebs Smoking Fanatic

    Those look awesome Chris! I’m going to have to try these out sometime.