Italian Sausage Bites "Q" viiew

Discussion in 'Pork' started by sqwib, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Another recipe I had in my head for the longest time.
    Decided to do these on the GOSM with Pork Shots, Chickeroni Bites and Jack Daniels Bacon Double Cheeseburger Sliders.
    I'll see if I can get those posted today as well.
    Will be a little busy tomorrow with doing PP for the Cub Scouts Christmas Party, yeah  I took the day off to cook!
    Italian Sausage Bites

    Bacon Wrapped Sausage stuffed with tomato paste and topped with Mozzarella cheese.

    • Sweet / Hot Sausage Links
    • Bacon
    • 1 small can Tomato Paste
    • 1 teaspoon Oregano
    • 1 teaspoon Basil
    • 1 teaspoon Rosemary (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon Granulated Garlic
    • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
    • Mozzarella Cheese
    • Toothpicks

    Preparation: (step by step below0

    • Mix Oregano, Basil, Rosemary, Granulated Garlic and Parmesan Cheese.
    • In a bowl mix the above ingredients with the tomato paste add a third at a time, mix well then add another 3rd.
    • Cut sausage 1” thick
    • Wrap in half piece of thick sliced bacon,
    • Fill with tomato paste mixture

    • Smoking/Grilling
    Grilling: Place on the grill using indirect heat. Grill 30 minutes

    Smoker: Smoke at 225° - 240° for 2 hours


    I had a couple that I popped in my mouth, (you sort of need to eat the whole thing to get all the flavors at once), and the experience was ruined by the casing, it was like chewing rubber bands, the flavor was there but the casing really ruined some of the appetizers.

    Make sure to
    remove the casing after slicing, or use chub sausage and roll small balls
    I still consider the recipe a major success.


    I loved these, a few of my dinner guests were not wowed by them but others really liked them.
    Casings need to be removed.

    • I used a hot a sweet combo pack, some folks don't like the heat so I used red toothpicks to mark the hot appetizers.

    • Mix all the dry ingredients

    • Place the tomato paste in a bowl.
    • Add a third of the dry mix to the paste.

    • Mix the dry ingredients into the paste real well.

    • Continue adding the dry ingredients and working into the paste.
    • Cut the sausage and bacon. (REMOVE THE CASINGS AFTER SLICING)
    • Wrap the sausage with bacon, Since I used Hot and sweet sausage, I marked the hot sausage using red toothpicks.

    • Stuff the tomato paste mixture as much as possible into the bacon with a spoon.


    • Appetizers ready for the smoker, from left to right, Chickeroni bites / Italian Sausage bites and Pork Shots.


    • Smoke at 225° for 2 hours using Hickory chunks (GOSM).

    • Top sausage with some cubed mozzarella cheese and smoke another twenty or so minutes, just enough to melt the cheese.
    • When the cheese has melted, remove from the smoker, plate and serve.

    • Since this is a first time recipe I always do a Taste test before serving my guests.

    • Lets see that a little closer.

  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Man those look tasty my friend.  Gonna have to steal ( I already did) the recipe [​IMG]if I could
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Another great recipe & post Sqwib!
  4. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Awesome sqwib......................[​IMG]

  5. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So these are kinda like little spaghetti type bites without the pasta? Outstanding as the others you did today [​IMG]

    that pic where you put the cubed cheese on top, is that the jack sliders melting down?
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now I thought that Joel had a good Idea and indeed he did but you have just taken it way over th top. I'm a sucker for cheese and with the cheese on top so went this dish. Now this one os gonna be robbed but I'll tell folks I got it from a buddy. Right B U D D Y 
  7. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Keep us posted

    Thanks Al

    Thank you

    Yes, above and below
    Sounds like a plan, keep us posted.
  8. arnie

    arnie Smoking Fanatic

    WOW!      [​IMG]

    I have got to try some of these
  9. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    That is brilliant SQWIB! I am gonna have to give that a try. [​IMG]

    Might do add some pepperoni, onion and green pepper to get a pizza flavor out of it.
  10. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  11. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


  12. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    just made the "pork shots" you posted . turn out great.

    now save this one to "evernote" to try on my next smoke.

    thanks for the post.

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