Easy party appetizers like these Crockpot Little Smokies are perfect for entertaining a crowd. I suggest you recreate this recipe for your next get together or game day party. If you are wondering a recipe with lil smokies, this is it!
Seriously. I’ve been talking to a few of my friends about cooking, why they don’t do it more, how I can help them get back into the kitchen and most importantly, what it will take for them to start cooking with their children.
At the end of the day it boils down to cleaning up the aftermath! Listen, I hear you. I cook nearly every meal at home. I try and make meals from scratch as much as I possibly can, taking short cuts when I can. I also have realized that I clean up as I go. Make sure to also try our crockpot bacon wrapped smokies too!
Easy Crockpot Appetizer
When it comes to entertaining, I like a clean house and easy party snacks. I want a nice party where I’m not having to be stuck in the kitchen. So I try and prep as much of the food work as I can and even make the majority of it ahead of time.
This recipe is PERFECT for entertaining guests. If you double or triple the recipe, it will feed a crowd. The slow cooker helps to keep them warm, and it’s one that your guests can come back to throughout your party.
So the next time you are in party planning mode try to keep these in mind. These are super simple to make, keep warm throughout your shin dig, a recipe the kids can make on their own and most importantly, clean up is a breeze!
How to Make Little Smokies in a Crockpot
Crockpot Little Smokies
- 56 Ounces Lil Smokies
- 2 Cups BBQ Sauce
- 1 Cup Ketchup
- ¾ Cup Brown Sugar packed
- 1 Tablespoon Liquid Smoke
- 1 Tablespoon Granulated Garlic
- 6- Quart Crockpot
- Place the lil smokies in your crockpot and spread even.
- Place the BBQ sauce and ketchup on top before sprinkling the remaining ingredients over the top.
- Stir well, cover, and cook on high for two hours, stirring well halfway through.
- Serve and enjoy!
- I use Sweet Baby Ray’s as far as BBQ sauce goes as I find that the thicker BBQ sauce does best in this recipe. However, any BBQ sauce that’s your favorite will do just fine.
- If you would like to cook these on low, you’ll want to cook them for about 4 hours.
- Once cooked through, these will do really well on the warm setting without getting overcooked. That’s what makes these so great for parties and such.
- If you don’t have liquid smoke or don’t prefer it, you can use Worcestershire sauce in its place or omit it altogether.
- I like to stir it halfway through so the ingredients get fully mixed and evenly distributed amongst the lil smokies. However, you don’t have to do this, just as long as it gets stirred before serving.