I recently made these “pig shots” for a vlog on my YouTube channel, and I thought I would post the recipe here in case anyone wants it. I make mine in the air fryer, but you could easily adapt this to a regular oven or grill.
I eat these very occasionally as part of my carnivore diet, but they can be enjoyed by anyone. They’re also good if you’re just on a general keto or low-carb diet. Just watch how many you eat, because the carbs from cheese add up fast.
Pig Shots with Green Chilies in the Air Fryer
- 2 pork sausages any variety
- 12 slices bacon
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 4 ounces cheddar cheese shredded
- 2 ounces chopped green chilies
- Preheat the air fryer to 385 degrees.
- Slice the pork sausages into rounds – about 12 per sausage for a total of 24 slices.
- Cut the bacon in half. Wrap a half slice of bacon around each of the sausage rounds, leaving space on top to hold the filling. Put a toothpick through each "shot" to hold it together while cooking.
- In a mixing bowl, soften the cream cheese in the microwave for 30 – 45 seconds. Add the shredded cheese and green chilies to the softened cream cheese. Mix well. (Add as many or as few green chilies as you like.)
- Spoon the cream cheese mixture into a plastic Ziploc bag and snip off one corner to make a piping bag (or put the mixture into an actual icing piping bag). Pipe the filling into each of the "shots," filling it to the top.
- Place the "shots" into the air fryer and cook for 12 minutes. Remove with tongs; they will be hot. Serve warm and refrigerate leftovers. It may take several batches to cook them all depending on the size of your air fryer.
For sausages, I use Aidell’s Cajun Andouille pork sausages, but you can use any kind you like. I think a grass-fed beef sausage would be very nice in this recipe.
If you don’t have or like green chilies, you can use a diced jalapeno pepper or any pepper of your choice – or leave the peppers out completely.
Measurements listed above are not precise. Use as much or as little shredded cheese and green chilies as you like. I basically eyeball it when I make this recipe. I make about 24 pig shots from two sausages, but you can easily double or triple this to serve more people.