Slow Cooker BBQ Little Smokies are an easy to prepare crowd pleasing appetizer! These fun little bites simmer away in smokey sweet and tangy BBQ sauce. Spiked with a little bit of bourbon for extra flavor (optional)!
Little Smokies are always a hit at a party. Adults and kids alike always gobble up the smokey bites of heaven. They are the perfect addition to a party because they go a long way and everyone loves them.
Whatever the entertaining occasion there is always a need for something easy to add to the table, so this dump and go recipe is just the thing.
What you will need for BBQ Cocktail Smokies
- Little Smokies
- Your Favorite BBQ Sauce
- Bourbon (optional – for extra flavor)
- Brown Sugar
- Dijon Mustard
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Garlic Powder
How to Prepare Little Smokies
TIP: For really easy clean up you can add a slow cooker liner.
Step 1. This is truly a dump and go recipe. Add in the BBQ sauce, mustard, brown sugar, garlic powder, apple cider vinegar, and bourbon and give it a good stir.
Step 2. Pour in the smokies and toss them in the sauce. Cover with the lid and let cook on high for 1 to 2 hours or on low for 3 or 4 hours.
Step 3. Serve with a slotted spoon or toothpicks. If it’s a really casual gathering – like most of mine are I just leave them in the CrockPot and serve so they will stay warm. You can also put them a pretty dish or bowl.
What are Little Smokies or Cocktail Weiners?
Little Smokies are fully cooked smoked sausages, so in theory you could just heat them up and they are ready to go. However, I find letting them bathe in these wonderful flavors they just taste so much better. They are perfectly bites sized for party food!
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Don’t forget Dessert
- 4 - 14 ounce packages little smokies
- 2 cups BBQ sauce
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup bourbon (optional)
- 2 tsp dijon mustard
- 2 tsps apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Add BBQ sauce, brown sugar, bourbon, dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, and garlic powder into slow cooker and stir until combined.
- Dump in the little smokie packages and stir until well coated.
- Cover with lid and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours or high for 1 to 2 hours.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 185 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 26mg Sodium: 545mg Carbohydrates: 10g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 8g Protein: 5g