Crockpot Little Smokies Recipe (Cocktail Sausages)

Quick and easy crockpot little smokies recipe with 3 simple ingredients- These cocktail sausages are a great appetizer for parties, game day, super bowl!

If you like these One Pot Grape Jelly Little Smokies, you are going to love today’s crockpot little smokies. They require 5 minutes of prep time only and they are so easy to serve as well! Kids and adults, both, love them because they are so flavorful and easy to eat with a toothpick. They are slightly sweet, tangy and sticky with a smoky flavor.

Also known as cocktail smokies, cocktail sausages, cocktail wieners, cocktail weenies or crockpot smokies!

Easy Crockpot Little Smokies Recipes

How to cook little smokies? How to make little smokies recipes? How to make cocktail sausages?

  1. Combine jelly and bbq sauce in a crockpot.
  2. Mix in mini sausages.
  3. Cook on high for 2 – 3 hours until sausages are warm and sauce is smooth.

What to serve with the best little smokies recipe?

Typically, they are served on their own as an appetizer but you can also make something hearty like an “American bangers and mash” and serve them over these One Pot Creamy Mashed Potatoes.

Variations of bbq little smokies recipe/ grape jelly little smokies recipe

  • Add 1-2 tbsp finely minced garlic to make garlic smokies.
  • Replace grape jelly with apricot jam/jelly for a fruity flavor.
  • Some people also like to add 1/4 cup tomato ketchup to add a hint of tomato flavor.
  • If you are serving these at Thanksgiving or Christmas, replace grape jelly with cranberry jelly.
  • Replace jelly with crushed pineapples to make sweet and sour smokies.
  • If you don’t have grape jelly, you can add brown sugar to make brown sugar little smokies.

Little Smokies Grape Jelly (Crockpot Little Smokies Sauce)

Crockpot Little smokies sauce/  Little smokies in bbq sauce/ Grape jelly bbq sauce

The sauce is made by combining together equal parts of grape jelly and BBQ sauce. These quantities can obviously be adjusted, based on your preference. You can use any brand of bbq sauce and grape jelly you like. You can also use homemade versions.

Little smokies grape jelly chili sauce

This is another very popular version. Basically, add some chili sauce and/or red chili flakes and/or jalapeños to give everything a subtle spicy kick. Some people replace bbq sauce entirely with chili sauce and that tastes wonderful as well.

Little smokies appetizer

Serve them at birthday parties, New year’s parties, Christmas parties and even game day/ football season and they will disappear quickly. If you serve them in the slow cooker on the “Warm” setting, they will continue to stay warm and you don’t have to keep reheating.

There are many appetizer recipes for little smokies sausages.

My favorites are bacon wrapped smokies, pigs in a blanket and these cocktail wieners.

Grape Jelly BBQ Little Smokes Recipe (Slow Cooker/ Crockpot)

Tip for easy slow cooker little smokies

  • If you don’t have mini sausages, you can use hot dogs or other sliced sausages of your choice.
  • You can also make these with store-bough pre-cooked meatballs instead of mini sausages.
  • Liquid smoke is optional. Bbq sauce already has a mild smoky flavor but my family just really loves it and I add a little for them.
  • Recipe can easily be doubled to feed a bigger crowd.
  • Do not use a smoky bbq sauce because the smoky flavor becomes overwhelming. Just use regular bbq sauce.

How to Cook Little Smokies/ How to Make Little Smokies in Crockpot

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Crockpot Little Smokies Recipe (Cocktail Sausages)
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5 from 3 votes

Crockpot Little Smokies Recipe

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 5 mins
 

Quick and easy crockpot little smokies recipe with 3 simple ingredients- These cocktail sausages are a great appetizer for parties, game day, super bowl! 

Servings: 8 People
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Calories: 518 kcal
Author: Abeer at OnePotRecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Grape jelly
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/8 tsp Liquid smoke Optional
  • 2 packages Little smokies E.g. 16 oz. packages (or mini beef sausages or wieners)

Instructions

  1. In the slow cooker, add grape jelly barbecue sauce, liquid smoke (optional) and mix everything together. Don't worry about the lumps because they will eventually dissolve. 

  2. Add smokies and combine everything together. 

  3. Cook on "High" heat for 2-3 hours. 

  4. Mix everything together. 

  5. Garnish with chopped parsley, if you like and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days. 
Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Little Smokies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 518 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 1530mg 64%
Potassium 310mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Sugars 34g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 1.6%
Vitamin C 4.8%
Calcium 3.3%
Iron 9.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy cooking everyone!

2 comments on “Crockpot Little Smokies Recipe (Cocktail Sausages)”

  1. This is a great party snack!

  2. Little smokies are the perfect side dish or appetizer!!! We have them all the time at my house!

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