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Crockpot Little Smokies

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These addictive crockpot Little Smokies are so easy to make and have the best flavor. Just put them in your slow cooker, add the yummy sauce, and they make for the perfect appetizer at any get-together.
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  1. CROCKPOT LITTLE SMOKIES INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS CROCKPOT LITTLE SMOKIES RECIPE
  3. STORAGE
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These addictive crockpot Little Smokies are so easy to make and are the perfect appetizer for any get-together. Just put them in your slow cooker, smother them in a sweet and tangy sauce, and set them to bubble away.

Did you know you can also make these little sausages in an instant pot?! To get the instructions, check out our recipe for Instant Pot Little Smokies. And if you’re looking for another delicious appetizer to serve at a party, make this delicious hot cream cheese dip.

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CROCKPOT LITTLE SMOKIES INGREDIENTS

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You’ll need:

  • 4 (14-ounce) packages of Little Smokies
  • 18 ounces of chili sauce (1½ bottles)
  • 8 ounces of pineapple juice
  • ½ cup brown sugar

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

LITTLE SMOKIES: Any brand of little smoked sausages works in this recipe depending on what you have available at the grocery store. You could even change it up and make this tasty barbecue sauce to pour over meatballs, pieces of hot dogs, or Italian sausage for another great appetizer.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS CROCKPOT LITTLE SMOKIES RECIPE

PRO TIP:

If you’re serving these cocktail sausages at a party, you might want to double this easy recipe. In my experience, these are a crowd pleaser and go quick.

STEP ONE: Place the Little Smokies sausages in the crockpot.

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STEP TWO: In a small bowl, whisk together the chili sauce, pineapple juice, and brown sugar.

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STEP THREE: Pour this mixture over the Little Smokies in the crockpot. 

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STEP FOUR: Cook on high heat for 3 to 4 hours or on low heat for 6 to 8 hours.

PRO TIP:

If you find your sauce is a bit watery at the end, add a bit of cornstarch or flour and give it a good stir to thicken it up.

HOW TO SERVE

The beauty of this easy slow cooker appetizer is that they pair well with most other side dishes. They are a delicious snack or appetizer to have before a bigger meal. I have served this tasty appetizer in a variety of ways, sometimes just in a serving dish, other times I like to skewer them on a kabob stick or toothpicks.

If I need to keep them warm I will even serve them right out of the crockpot set on the warm setting. Just add a serving spoon once they are finished cooking, and you are all set.

Serve these alongside a tray of our bacon wrapped pineapple appetizers, for the ultimate dining experience.

STORAGE

​​IN THE FRIDGE: Store leftovers of these mini sausages in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days.

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This crockpot smokies recipe only requires four simple ingredients and almost zero prep time. They are sure to be a big hit with flavors that are to die for. The sweet and smokey chili sauce flavor makes for the best cocktail smokies in this easy appetizer.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I make this easy appetizer recipe in an Instant Pot too?

This great recipe can be also be made in the Instant Pot. Check out our Instant Pot Little Smokies recipe.

Are Lil Smokies fully cooked?

These BBQ smokies are fully cooked and only need to be warmed up before serving.

Why is my Little Smokies sauce watery?

If your sauce is watery, add a bit of cornstarch or flour to the sauce and give it a stir, you should be able to thicken it up!

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Crockpot Little Smokies

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These addictive crockpot Little Smokies are so easy to make and have the best flavor. Just put them in your slow cooker, add the yummy sauce, and they make for the perfect appetizer at any get-together.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 4 (14-ounce) packages Little Smokies
  • 18 ounces chili sauce 1½ bottles
  • 8 ounces pineapple juice
  • ½ cup brown sugar

Instructions
 

  • Place Little Smokies in the crockpot.
  • In a small bowl, mix the chili sauce, pineapple juice, and brown sugar together.
  • Pour the mixture over the Little Smokies and cook on high heat for 3 to 4 hours or low heat for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Remove and serve warm.

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Notes

TIP: If you’re serving these cocktail sausages at a party, you might want to double this easy recipe. In my experience, these are a crowd pleaser and go quick.
TIP: If you find your sauce is a bit watery at the end, add a bit of cornstarch or flour and give it a good stir to thicken it up.

Nutrition

Sodium: 2886mg | Calcium: 50mg | Vitamin C: 13mg | Vitamin A: 435IU | Sugar: 26g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 634mg | Cholesterol: 127mg | Calories: 731kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Fat: 54g | Protein: 26g | Carbohydrates: 33g | Iron: 3mg
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    • Layne Kangas says

      I have frozen little smokies before putting them in sauce but not after they’ve been made. If you’re wanting to freeze them, I would freeze the little smokies and then make this recipe when you’re ready to consume. Enjoy!

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