Meat shot glasses and cheesestick stirrers

alcohol, appetizer, nablopomo | November 13, 2012 | By

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The full recipe can be found at ManBQue.

It’s really not complicated at all, though. You just need some seasoned meat, some stainless steel shot glasses without logos for molds, your choice of liquor, and some cheese sticks. The recipe is focused on using some homemade bacon vodka, but another site recommended bloody marys, too. I love that they replaced the celery stick stirrers with cheese sticks instead. Very fitting for the burger theme!

Halloween pumpkin cheeseball with Doritos

Dorito cheeseball that looks like an orange pumpkin or jackolantern for Halloween with a green bell pepper stem for the top

Really, can you imagine a better food to create that bright fake orange color? Cheetos might give it a run for its money, but once crushed, I don’t know how well it would stick. I guess maybe the powered cheese from boxed macaroni and cheese might work, too?

Either way, you know my love for cheeseballs, so this one gets added to the list. It’s simple, but clever, and the bell pepper stem is perfect for making it into a miniature pumpkin. I might be tempted to add pepper cutouts for a jack-o-lantern face, though.

Recipe at Family Fresh Meals.

Turducken Week – 12 layer cheese ball cheeseducken

12 layers of cheese, chorizo, sausage, nuts in a cheeseballducken cheeseducken turcheeseen turcheesen

  • Semi-firm cheese like bucheret
  • Cream cheese
  • Spanish chorizo
  • Manchego cheese
  • Dried figs
  • Emmentaler cheese
  • Italian parsley and chives
  • Sharp cheddar cheese
  • Asian pear
  • Bleu cheese
  • Walnuts
  • Chèvre/fresh goat cheese
  • Almonds and pecans
  • Thick-cut bacon