Tequila Lime Pig Shots
Tequila lime pig shots are a deliciously fun and flavorful appetizer that will elevate any party. The tequila adds a layer of depth, while the lime gives them a refreshing zing. They're also incredibly easy to make and cook up quickly in the oven or on the grill making for effortless entertaining. Whether you're throwing a backyard barbecue or having friends over for game night, these delectable little bites are sure to be a hit. Just make sure to have plenty on hand, as they'll disappear fast!
Preheat grill/smoker to 275ºF. If using a raw chorizo sausage in a casing, smoke that for 20-30 minutes until fully cooked before assembling the shots.
Slice chorizo links into ½ -¾” thick coins. Wrap each coin with a half slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Season the outside with Chili Lime Rub(It’s easier to season before the filling goes in).
In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, pepper jack cheese, juice of 1 lime, tequila, and a generous shake of Fiesta Rub. add this mixture to a piping bag or gallon size zip-top bag with one corner clipped off to make a piping bag.
Fill each shot with the filling mixture just shy of completely full as the filling will expand as it cooks.
Smoke for 30-45 minutes or until bacon has reached your preferred doneness.
Garnish with a small lime wedge and/or cilantro and enjoy!
- Tequila is optional and doesn't have to be substituted for.
- Use your favorite shredded cheese in place of pepper jack.
- These go great dipped in Sorta White sauce, salsa verde, or salsa roja.