Wild Boar Bacon & Italian Sausage Shots

By: Heath Wood

One of my favorite go-to BBQ snacks is pig shots. I knew they were a menu must for this year’s super bowl party, but I wanted to mix it up a bit by adding the incredible flavors of wild boar to make these wild game pig shots explode with flavor.


Cook And Prepare:

  1. Pre-heat Traeger Grill to 350 degrees using Hickory flavored pellets
  2. Combine the cream cheese, Rotel, shredded cheese, chili powder, and Pork & Poultry Rub in a bowl until all ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
  3. Cut Wild Boar Italian Sausage into small 1/2″ slices with a sharp knife. After all the sausage is cut, wrap each piece with one slice of Wild Boar Bacon to form a cup-like shape. While cooking, use one or two toothpicks pushed through the sides to hold the cups together.
  4. After all the cups are made, fill each with the cream cheese mixture.
  5. Sprinkle the tops with more Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub.
  6. Place all the pig shot bowls facing up to prevent cream cheese from spilling.
  7. At 350 degrees, cook until Wild Boar Bacon is crispy and shots are golden brown. Total cook time should take 35 to 45 minutes.
  8. When bacon is crispy, pull the grill shots, rest for a few minutes, and enjoy!

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