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Smoked Shotgun Shells Appetizer!


Smoke Whisperer
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OTBS Member
Joined Jun 28, 2005
This is a great appetizer and so easy to modify the stuffing to your own liking. I used ground breakfast sausage but next batch it's gonna be a meatloaf style mixture.

Here's the video.. the recipe and instructions are down below:



Note: No need to steam or use oven-ready shells.
  1. Stuff meat into manicotti shells. I pressed the shells into the meat but you can also pipe it in with a piping bag or a filled zip top bag with the corner cut off. I also included a chunk of cheddar in the center in mine.
  2. Wrap shells in thin stretched slices of bacon.. I used 1 slice per shell.
  3. Paint with sauce to make them sticky then apply rub.
  4. Place onto rack or pan and into fridge overnight or for at least 2 hours.
  5. Smoke at 225°F for about 2 hours. Then crank up the heat to 275°F if possible and give it another 30 minutes or so to help crisp the bacon.
  6. Paint with sauce if desired about 10 minutes before they are finished.
  7. Enjoy!
This is from a recipe posted at https://www.smoking-meat.com/october-7-2021-smoked-shotgun-shells

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Smoke Blower
SMF Premier Member
Joined Nov 4, 2018
I'm hoping to get a chance to try this out over the weekend.. sounds good!


Smoking Guru
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Jun 13, 2017
Looks delicious Jeff. Nice change from standard ABT’s.


Master of the Pit
SMF Premier Member
Joined Nov 29, 2020
Yes sir watched this as soom as the email hit the in box !
Always excited to see what you send and this looks great !

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