Crockpot Little Smokies {Cocktail Weenies}

Easy crockpot little smokies recipe, homemade with 3 simple ingredients. They are the best, sweet, tangy, smoky grape jelly and bbq cocktail weenies appetizer.

You can’t get more classic than these mini sausages as a party appetizer. They are loved by all for all of time! This is the best crockpot recipe around so make sure to whip these up for your next gathering. The only way they can get any better is if you pair them with these Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs.

Easy Crockpot Grape Jelly BBQ Little Smokies in White Bowl- Overhead Shot

How To Make Crockpot Little Smokies Recipe From Scratch?

  1. Mix ingredients in crockpot- This includes grape jelly, BBQ sauce, and liquid smoke.
  2. Add smokies– And combine.
  3. Cover– And cook.
  4. Mix– Until combined.
  5. Garnish– Enjoy.

What To Serve With Cocktail Weenies?

This recipe would pair well with Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes or even Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes, depending on your potato preference. If you like the potato route, you could even try Slow Cooker Hashbrown Casserole or Slow Cooker Ranch Potatoes.

BBQ Little Smokies Sauce

Combine the following ingredients and mix:

  • 1 cup Grape jelly
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/8 tsp Liquid smoke, Optional

Can You Eat Lil Smokies Raw? Are Lil Smokies Precooked?

Technically you can eat them “raw” because they are pre-cooked sausages, but I do not recommend it. They taste much better heated!

White Bowl Filled With Homemade Cocktail Weenies

Variations For Cocktail Weiners

Try other sauces– Such as sweet chili sauce.

Honey garlic weiners– Use honey, brown sugar, soy sauce, and garlic in place of the sauce listed below.

Use a different jam– Try raspberry instead of grape.

Add a splash of Worchestershire– This adds even more flavor.

Make it spicy– Add red chili flakes or sriracha for a little heat.

Add 1-2 Tbsp mustard paste– For even more depth of flavor in the sauce.

Add 1/4 cup ketchup– For additional sweetness with a little tang.

Tips And Techniques For Grape Jelly Little Smokies Appetizer

When making sauce you don’t need to mix until completely smooth– The mixture does not have to be super smooth because the lumps will eventually dissolve by the heat. 

How to know when mini sausages are done? Since they are already cooked, you just need to make sure they are heated through and the sauce is smooth.

What to do if sauce is too thin? Simply keep cooking uncovered until the sauce thickens a little bit. It also thickens as it cools.

What to do is sauce is too thick? Simply add a little water to thin it out.

Use a liner for the crockpot– This makes clean-up so fast and easy.

Slow Cooker Lil Smokies or Cocktail Wieners on Toothpick- Closeup Shot

Storage

Refrigerate– In a sealed container for up to 2 days.

Freeze– In a sealed freezer safe container for up to 1 month.

Reheat– From thawed, in the microwave.

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Crockpot Little Smokies (Cocktail Weenies)

Easy crockpot little smokies recipe, homemade with 3 simple ingredients. They are the best, sweet, tangy, smoky grape jelly and bbq cocktail weenies appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Grape jelly
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/8 tsp Liquid smoke, Optional
  • 2 packages Lil smokies, Or mini wieners, 14 oz. package each
  • 1-2 tsp Parsley, Optional, Fresh, Roughly chopped, For garnish

Instructions

  • Add grape jelly, BBQ sauce, liquid smoke and mix. The mixture does not have to be super smooth because the lumps will eventually dissolve. 
  • Add smokies and combine everything together. 
  • Cover and cook on high heat for 2-3 hours. 
  • Mix until combined.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and enjoy.

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days and reheated in the microwave. 
     

Nutrition

Calories: 340kcal, Carbohydrates: 50g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 70mg, Sodium: 1341mg, Potassium: 116mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 34g, Vitamin A: 81IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 60mg, Iron: 1mg

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