Sweet Bacon Pork Shots

Sweet Bacon Pork Shots

This post is written in honor of the start of the 2013-2014 NHL season (GO Sabres and Caps!!).  For other hockey wives out there, we can talk to our husbands again and have the TV back next June:-)…

Have I told you all that I played ice hockey when I was young?  Yup, played up until I entered high school when I started basketball cheer-leading in the winter instead.  True Story.

OK people.  So this one is a recipe for all the men out there!

Not that women won’t like them (I don’t want to be sexist, especially after I just told you about my early career as a hockey player), but I consider this some SERIOUS guy food.  I mean, come on – its pork wrapped in more pork.  How could the men in your life not love these??

I made these for a football Sunday and they were a big hit.  Easy to make, too.  This is a great recipe for kids to help out with.  You can form a little assembly line with the whole family.

If you have ever made the little bacon wrapped chicken bites these are pretty similar….just wrapped in smoked pork kielbasa.  I liked these better though.

I found these on one of my favorite blogs, The Cutting Edge of Ordinary and knew instantly these were going to be on a football menu at some point.  I swear, I have the same taste buds as Lisa from that blog – everything she comes up with I bookmark and everything I have made from her site I have loved.

So male, female, young and old – make these soon.  Everyone will enjoy!

Sweet Bacon Pork Shots
  • 1 pound bacon - cut in half
  • 2 packages kielbasa - cut into 1 inch pieces
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • dash of cayenne pepper - optional
  • toothpicks to secure bacon
  • Sweet Hot Mustard for dipping
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tinfoil and place a baking rack on top. Spray the baking rack with cooking spray.
  2. Wrap each piece of kielbasa with bacon and secure with a toothpick. Leave a little space on the top so you can fill in with some extra sugar mixture.
  3. Combine the sugar, chili powder and optional cayenne pepper. Roll each piece in the mixture and sprinkle a little bit extra on top.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes and ensure that the bacon is nice and crispy. Let cool slightly before devouring.
  5. We served these with some Trader Joe's Sweet Hot Mustard for dipping - but they are really good all by themselves, too.
  6. Enjoy!





  1. Dawn@ Words Of Deliciousness says:

    I can see that these would be a hit, they sound super yummy!

  2. Karen (Back Road Journal) says:

    I know that these would be a big hit with my guy and me for that matter. 🙂

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