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Crock Pot Little Smokies

Crock Pot Little Smokies {3 Ingredients} – The EASIEST appetizer ever! Little smokies sausages, BBQ sauce, and brown sugar combined in a slow cooker and served warm.

Crock Pot Little Smokies

Who doesn’t love a little smokie?! This is one of those appetizers that is great for every kind of gathering from football games to holidays. These are brown sugar BBQ little smokies made in a crock pot from the three ingredients in the name – brown sugar, BBQ sauce, and little smokies. You just combine the ingredients in the crock pot and let it do it’s thing. That’s it! I like to serve them with a sprinkle of fresh parsley or green onions but that’s totally optional.

Common Questions About Making Crock Pot Little Smokies

What are crock pot little smokies?

Crock pot little smokies are smoked sausages that are warmed in a crock pot with a sauce made from BBQ sauce and brown sugar.

What are little smokies?

They are just small hot dogs!

Do little smokies need to be cooked?

No, little smokies are pre-cooked so they just need to be warmed before serving.

How long do these little smokies last?

These last up to three days when stored in a refrigerated airtight container.

How many servings does this recipe make?

This recipe makes about 6 servings but it can be easily be doubled if you are making it for more people.

Optional Flavor Add-ins –

  • For a spicy appetizer, add 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes or 2 teaspoons hot sauce.
  • For honey BBQ little smokies, reduce the light brown sugar to ¼ cup and add ¼ cup honey.
  • For a meatier flavor, wrap the little smokies in thin cut bacon and secure them with a toothpick– then cook as directed above.

Ingredient Notes –

  • “Little Smokies” are small (approximately 1”) smoked sausages. My favorite are the all-beef smokies but any kind will work in this recipe.
  • I’m using Sweet Baby Ray’s Original BBQ sauce but homemade or store bought will work.
  • Light or dark brown sugar will work in this recipe– just use what you have on hand.

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Yield: 6 Servings

Crock Pot Little Smokies

Crock Pot Little Smokies

Crock Pot Little Smokies {3 Ingredients} - The EASIEST appetizer ever! Little smokies sausages, BBQ sauce, and brown sugar combined in a slow cooker and served warm.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 (14 ounce) packages little smokies
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Combine the little smokies, BBQ sauce, brown sugar, and any additional add-ins in a slow cooker set over low heat.
  2. Cook for 2 hours on LOW, or until warmed through. If the sauce becomes too dry while cooking, feel free to add a small splash of water (about 1/4 cup) -- you don't want the BBQ sauce to burn.
  3. Serve garnished with fresh parsley or sliced green onion (optional).
  4. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

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