Growing up in Wisconsin, sausage and cheese are staples at the family dinner table.
In fact, last week, I came across some little smokies turkey sausages marked down, so I whipped them up with just some bbq sauce and sauteed onions for dinner.
Yes, “appetizers” for dinner is always a hit.
Little Smokies Cocktail Sausage Appetizers have been a staple at family gatherings for decades, and there’s always a new variation of making them. Honestly, I can’t keep them all straight, so I am giving you a few choices.
Once you make them, you can tweak them to your preference and taste will vary greatly based on the BBQ sauce that you pick, so go for the good stuff. The sauces are equally delicious with meatballs, so you really get two appetizer ideas from this one recipe. Also know that family members have been known to add a little beer to change up the flavor as well. Yes, so many options.
Little Smokies Cocktail Sausage Appetizer
- 2 (16 ounce) packages Cocktail wieners
- 1 (8 ounce) jar grape jelly
- 1 (12 ounce) bottle barbeque
- 2 packages Cocktail wieners, little smokies
- 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
- 1 cup grape jelly
Combine grape jelly and barbeque sauce in a slow cooker (or grape jelly and chili sauce).
Stir in the miniature smoked sausage links. Making sure that the sauce covers the meat. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or High, 2 to 3 hours, until heated thoroughly. You may also do this on the stove top simmering well for 2-3 hours or until needed. The jelly flavor completely melds into a delightful sauce with time, so it needs the full time to miss thoroughly.
- 1 (18 ounce) bottle barbeque sauce
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/3 cup chopped onion
- 2 (16 ounce) packages little wieners
Follow same directions as above. Mixing ingredients into crock pot and cooking.