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Smoked Shotgun Shells

Smoked Shotgun ShellssPicture from Smoked Meat Sunday Publisher

Smoked shells are a type of appetizer or snack that is made with manicotti shells that are filled with a mixture of ground beef, Italian sausage, cheese, and other ingredients. The shells are then wrapped in bacon and smoked until they are cooked through and the bacon is crispy.

Prep Time Cook Time Servings
30 mins 1 hours 6


  • 1 package manicotti shells
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lb bacon
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce (your favorite BBQ sauce)


      step 1

      Preheat your smoker to 225°F.

      step 2

      Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the macaroni for 4-6 mins to partially cook.

      step 3

      In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, Italian sausage, cheddar cheese, breadcrumbs, onion, bell pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

      step 4

      Stuff the manicotti shells with the meat mixture.

      step 5

      Wrap each shell in a slice of bacon.

      step 6

      Place the shells on a baking sheet or wire rack it's fine (If you prefer to just put them directly on the grates) and smoke for 1 hour(brush with BBQ sauce last 10 mins), while filling reads 170°F on an instant-read thermometer, or until the bacon is crispy and the meat is cooked through.

      step 7

      Serve warm. Enjoy!

      1 comment

      • Pam Robertson

        Looks amazing.

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