Mouthwatering Smoked Shotgun Shells 

legends of the grill

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The combination of savory ground beef and melted cheese creates a creamy and satisfying filling that perfectly complements the crispy bacon shell.

Prep Time: 15 Min

14 manicotti Shells 1 pound ground beef 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese 1/4 cup milk 1/2 cup dry rub 1/4 cup onion 2 jalapenos 14 bacon slices 1/2 cup BBQ sauce

Cook Time: 1 HR 45 min


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Step 1

Preheat the smoker to 225°F (107°C).

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Step 2

In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, cheese, milk, 2 tablespoons of the dry rub, diced onion and jalapeno. Mix well until the mixture is thoroughly combined.

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Step 3

Carefully stuff manicotti shells with the mixture.

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Step 4

Completely wrap each shell with a strip of bacon. Any exposed parts of the shell will stay crunchy, so it’s important to wrap the whole shell.

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Step 5

Sprinkle the bacon-wrapped shells with the remaining dry rub.

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Step 6

Place the shells directly on the smoker grill grates and smoke for 1 hour without lifting the lid.

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Step 7

Baste the shells with BBQ sauce then flip them over and baste the other side. Continue smoking for 45 more minutes, or until the shells reach an internal temperature of 165°F (75°C).

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