BBQ Triple Pig Shots

BBQ Triple Pig Shots

BBQ Triple Pig Shots are not only a delicious snack or appetizer recipe, they also solve the problem of what to do when you have so much leftover pulled pork!

I make a smoked barbecue pulled pork at least once or twice every year.

And it’s super fun getting creative with how to use the leftovers.

So these pig shots have…

ONE- a smoked sausage bottom

TWO- a bacon wrapped layer

THREE- are filled with the leftover pulled pork

And that, my friends, equals TRIPLE pig shots!

ingredients for the pig shots

How to make BBQ Triple Pig Shots

First slice a pound of smoked sausage into about half inch to inch size rounds.

You should get around 20.

Then slice 10 strips of thick cut bacon in half.

Wrap each half slice of bacon around each slice of sausage and secure with a toothpick so it looks like a little shot glass just waiting to be filled.

pig shot before filling

Then mix the filling.

About a cup of chopped leftover pulled pork, 8 ounces of room temperature cream cheese, some barbecue sauce, and your favorite barbecue seasoning.

Just mix this together and then fill the pig shots.

filling for the pig shots before stirring

I had the best luck rolling the filling with my hand and dropping into each little pork shot glass.

A little extra sprinkle of barbecue seasoning over top and these are ready to be cooked in either the oven or a Traeger pellet grill.

pig shots filled before cooking

Set the oven or pellet grill to 350 degrees.

If baking in the oven place them on a wire rack over a lined baking sheet, they will bake for 45 minutes to one hour.

If you are going with the pellet grill method simply place the pig shots directly on the grill grate for 45 minutes to one hour.

pig shots on the baking sheet before cooking

Either method just keep an eye on them during the last 15 minutes and remove when the bacon is done how you like.

BBQ Triple Pig Shots

Top the BBQ Triple Pig Shots with a sliced jalapeno to add a little spice!

Let them cool a bit before serving and you’ll notice that the bacon will get more crisp as they cool.

BBQ Triple Pig Shots


BBQ Triple Pig Shots


BBQ Triple Pig Shots

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BBQ Triple Pig Shots

BBQ Triple Pig Shots is a great appetizer or game day snack recipe with three types of pork and cheesy goodness, bake in the oven or Traeger pellet grill

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Bacon Wrapped, BBQ, Game Day Snacks, Leftover Pulled Pork, Pellet Grill, Pig Shots, pork, Traeger, Traeger Recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 20 pig shots
Calories 139 kcal
Author Cheri Renee


  • 1 pound smoked sausage
  • 10 slices thick cut bacon
  • 1 pound leftover BBQ pulled pork chopped into small bits
  • 1 8 oz container cream cheese at room temp
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 tablespoon BBQ seasoning (plus more to sprinkle over top)
  • Optional: jalapeno slices


  1. Slice the smoked sausage (about half inch thick and you should get around 20 slices total) and cut the bacon in half.

  2. Wrap each 1/2 slice of bacon around each sausage slice, attempting to make each look like a shot glass with the sausage as the bottom. Put a toothpick through where the bacon overlaps, through the bacon and into the sausage.

  3. In a bowl put the BBQ pulled pork, cream cheese, BBQ sauce, and BBQ seasoning. Mix until evenly combined. Taste for seasoning and add more BBQ sauce or seasoning if needed.

  4. Fill each pig shot with the BBQ filling, I had the best luck rolling some with my hands and dropping into each pig shot.

  5. Cook according to one of these methods:

    Traeger/ Pellet Grill: Set the temperature to 350 degrees and place the pig shots on the grate for 45 minutes to 1 hour (keep an eye on them and remove when the bacon is done to your liking).

    Oven: Cook in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour on a wire baking rack over a baking sheet.

  6. Let cool before serving, top each with a jalapeno slice if desired.

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