We wanted to do an extra spicy appetizer wrapped in bacon, of course, for game day.
bulk hot Italian sausage
half slices of bacon
All Spice Café Cayenne Habanero Sauce, to taste
Chipotle powder, to taste
wooden skewers, soaked in water for 5 minutes
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.