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Fiery Piggy Balls

by | Published Apr 21, 2016 | Last updated Apr 9, 2021 | 0 comments

Prep Time20 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time50 minsYields5 Servings
Recipe courtesy of Ken Fisher and We wanted to do an extra spicy appetizer wrapped in bacon, of course, for game day. Happily we just got some wonderful and extra zingy sauces from All Spice Café, so we knew we could put their Cayenne Habanero Sauce to good use. This is a variation of our “Chipotle Bacon Bombs” using hot sausage balls instead of ground beef. You can use mild sausage if you prefer, but Ken wanted hot. It didn’t have a lot of ingredients, but it sure had a lot of zip. These guys are OFF THE HOOK!!! Eat them off a stick, out of hand or in a sandwich, with or without more sauce. The flavors of the sausage, bacon and Cayenne Habanero Sauce jump together with the flavors of the grill!!! Patti thinks these should be served with a lot of vanilla ice cream…just sayin’.
Nutrition Facts

Servings 5

Amount Per Serving
Calories 477
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 121mg41%
Sodium 1538mg65%
Potassium 64mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 1g
Protein 31g62%

Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.



Form sausage into ¼ cup balls, we had 15 Fiery Piggy Balls. In large lightly greased cast iron skillet cook sausage balls until no longer pink (this can also be done on The GrateGriddle). Remove and drain on paper towels. When cool enough to handle wrap with bacon. Place 3 bacon wrapped sausage balls on each skewer. Sprinkle with chipotle powder and your ready for the grill. Preheat the grill grates to 350 degrees (177c). When bacon starts to crisp up brush generously with sauce. Pull when the bacon is crisp to your liking…


I use a Maverick ProTemp Instant Read Thermometer for checking meat temps.


Note: I get a lot of questions about the kind of pellets you can use with a recipe. Keep in mind that a recipe is just an outline. Some you need to follow closely like when you are making bread, but most you can do anything you can dream, our favorite way to cook. Feel free to mix and match the pellets until you find a combination you really like. Also you are only smoking at temps less than 250 degrees (122c), anything higher is cooking and there will not be much if any smoke so it does not matter what kind of pellet you are using.


 2lbs. bulk hot Italian sausage
 15 half slices of bacon
 All Spice Café Cayenne Habanero Sauce, to taste
 Chipotle powder, to taste
 5 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 5 minutes


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