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Pork Shots

gmc2003

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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:
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Thin blue smoke:
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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.
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Slice the kielbasa up into half inch or so slices.
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Cube the cheese small enough to fit in the shots.
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Slice the bacon to fit one revolution around the kielbasa. I got lucky this time as slicing it in half fit perfectly.
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Roll them up and insert a toothpick to keep the bacon from unwinding. Note to self: make sure you have enough toothpicks before starting.
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Drop in a few cubes of cheese:
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And fill with your favorite rub mix. I listed my ingredients at the top of the page.
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Since I'm only doing a few pork shots the Kettle with a side basket gets the call.
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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.
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Their almost done.
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Plated and ready for the pallette:
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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.

Chris.
 

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Looks great . One of my favorites .
 

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

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

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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!
Al
 
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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
 

gmc2003

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Looks great . One of my favorites .
Thanks chowsaw it's one our favorites also.

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

Bear
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.

Those look great, I'm going to try some tonight.
Go for it Lookn4u, I don't think you'll be disappointed. Let us know how they turn out. Thanks for the read.

Chris
 

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

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!
Al
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.

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
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.

Chris
 

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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.
 

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

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

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

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.
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.

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

Chris
 

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

Mike
 

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

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