This little smokies recipe features little cocktail sausages in a sweet and savory red bell pepper jelly sauce spiced with chili seasoning. They are an easy appetizer made with only 4 ingredients and in less than 20 minutes for parties or potlucks.
Why Little Smokies?
Little smokies are an easy but crowd-pleasing recipe. They are perfect for parties, potlucks, tailgating, snacks, and appetizers. The little smokies themselves can be found at most grocery stores typically by hot dogs and lunch meats. If you are in a hurry they are easy to thrown together. They can be served with cheese and crackers or vegetables.
Step 1: Make the Red Pepper Jelly Sauce
To make the sweet and savory sauce for this recipe you will combine 1 jar Chugwater Chili Red Pepper Jelly, ½ tsp Chugwater Chili Gourmet Blend, and ½ cup ketchup in a large pot or slow cooker. This recipe is fun because you can take this recipe on the go in a slow cooker or eat them at home on the stove.
Step 2: Add in the Little Smokies
Now that you have created the red pepper jelly sauce it is time to add in the main feature. You will add in 1 lb of little smokies and bring the pot to a gentle boil. If you are using a slow cooker turn the heat to high if you are in a hurry or low if you have time to let it slowly heat up.
Step 3: Serve and Enjoy!!!
After letting the little smokies simmer for at least 15 minutes on the stove or 1-2 hours in the slow cooker they are ready to serve. These fun, savory appetizers are great served with cheese and crackers or alone on a toothpick. Both children and adults love this treat and will leave you with an empty pot at the end of the day.
If you enjoyed this little smokie recipes then try these other Easy Appetizer Recipes:
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Red Pepper Jelly with Cream Cheese and Crackers- This easy two ingredient appetizer is perfect to bring out for parties but also great as a snack. Featuring our Chugwater Chili Red Pepper Jelly of a brick of cream cheese this recipe is savory and delicious when served with crackers.