Whip up a batch of this sweet and spicy Little Smokies Crock Pot recipe for game day or potluck. It's easy to make with barbecue sauce, jelly, and chili spices.
A friend of mine gave me this recipe when I needed an easy appetizer recipe for a party. She told me that she had just made these for her husband to take to his “tackle party” where him and his guy buddies drink beer and look at all of the gear in their tackle boxes. Except this year they just drank beer and didn't bother with the tackle boxes. Which works good since her husband isn't a fisherman and doesn't have a tackle box! We are going to call these little sausages “Dad Approved” for game day, parties and any other time you need a quick and easy dish to pass.
This is a super easy recipe to make for game day or a potluck. You can easily adjust the spice level. Switch it up by using different types of jams and jellies. Use different types of smoked sausages, even. This is a fun little smokies Crock Pot recipe you can easily adjust.
Sweet and Spicy Little Smokies Crock Pot Recipe
We used large smoked sausages to make this appetizer because someone thought smoked sausage was a little smokie. If this happens to you, just cut the sausages into 1″ slices and place into a slow cooker.
You can also use packages of the small smokies sausages and not cut those up. Just dump the whole package right into the crock.
Add apricot preserves to the slow cooker.We used apricot preserves but you can probably switch that up. The taste will be a little different but it'd be fun to play with different jams and jellies.
Next add your favorite barbecue sauce to the crock pot. You can use store bought or make your own homemade barbecue sauce to use.
Finally add Worcestershire sauce and chili mix for a little kick. If you want to add some space, add tobasco sauce at the end of cooking. You can also use a mild taco mix to keep the spice in check. Try out our homemade taco seasoning mix, too.
Mix it well altogether so the sausages are coated well. You can also mix these together in a small bowl and then just add to the crock pot.
Heat on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours, stirring once, halfway through cooking.
Leave the sausages right in the slow cooker and set it on warm to serve. Or you can take them out and serve in a bowl. They are fun to eat with large toothpicks.
- 2 packages, 14 oz each, smoked sausage
- -Eckrich beef smoked sausage skinless
- 1 cup barbecue sauce
- 1 cup apricot preserves
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 packet, 1.25 oz, chili seasoning
- -McCormick chili original
- Cut meat into 1" slices and place into a slow cooker.
- Add barbecue sauce, preserves, Worcestershire sauce and chili seasoning and mix well.
- Heat on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours, stirring once, halfway through cooking.