These addictive little appetizers are so easy to make, and great for potlucks as well. This recipe could easily be changed up to suit your taste.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine grape jelly and barbeque sauce in a slow cooker. Stir in the miniature smoked sausage links. Cook on High, until heated through, 2 to 3 hours.

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Cook's Note

You might want to first line your slow cooker with a slow cooker liner bag. Those make it so much easier to clean up.

Nutrition Facts

377 calories; protein 11.1g; carbohydrates 28.3g; fat 24.6g; cholesterol 56.4mg; sodium 1278.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2010
Great and simple. A word of warning: Do NOT use a smokey BBQ sauce with lil smokeys. Use a sweet bbq sauce. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/03/2011
These did NOT taste good. I used Famous Dave's Sweet N Sassy with grape jelly over miniature buffalo sausages. I wasted a bunch of sausages and had to come up with a "plan B" for my party. Will use a recipe with ingredients that aren't so bizarre. The grape jelly was just too much. Read More
(32)
240 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 166
  • 4 star values: 48
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2010
Great and simple. A word of warning: Do NOT use a smokey BBQ sauce with lil smokeys. Use a sweet bbq sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2010
I have been making these for years. The only thing I do differently is mix equal parts grape jelly, BBQ sauce and ketchup. This also works just as well with cut up beef hot dogs. Adults and kids alike love these. I love them especially because they're fast, easy and can be prepared in advance. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2010
I have been making these for parties for years! People can't seem to get enough of these. I always use apricot jelly but I'm sure grape works just fine too. These little things seem to be addictive no matter how you make them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2010
I have been making this for 15 years. My x-wife had this recipe. Funny to see it again here. Nobody believs me when I say I used grape jelly in it. I take it to pot lucks all the time and it is one of the first dishes to go. Just took it to a b day party last month and when my girlfriend saw me putting grape jelly in with the links a sause, she grosed out and said no way she would eat it, and that I ruined the links she spent all that money on. After hearing all the great revievs from party goers she decided to give it a shot. She loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2010
u can also make this with a jar of chili sauce and a can of thanksgiving cranberry jelly. both are also good with little cocktail sized meatballs. i too agree how addictive this recipe is! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2010
A household hit for any occaision! I use equal parts of grape jelly and BBQ sauce. I also make this with prepared meatballs from the grociery store. This is also good using both meatballs and lil smokies. Just make sure the sauce covers the meat. This gives a little more variety when making for a party. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2010
This is in the crockpot as we speak. It's not a holiday without these wonderful little gems. I did saute a little onion and garlic in butter, then added the grape jelly and my own homemade barbeque sauce and peppered it up a bit before pouring over the Lil' Smokies. OMNOM. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2010
I was very skeptical about this recipe so I tested it first. Funny how the taste changes as it cooks. After an hour the smoky flavor from the bbq sauce was so overwhelming I thought this was a big mistake but after 2 hours the smokiness was slight and balanced and delicious. I couldn t believe it. I reheated them the next day in the microwave oven and they were still perfect. Strange but this works! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2013
I love these little yummy appetizers and have eaten many sauce variations but my favorite is a combination of grape jelly catsup pineapple a little sugar and......diced jalapenos! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/03/2011
These did NOT taste good. I used Famous Dave's Sweet N Sassy with grape jelly over miniature buffalo sausages. I wasted a bunch of sausages and had to come up with a "plan B" for my party. Will use a recipe with ingredients that aren't so bizarre. The grape jelly was just too much. Read More
(32)
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