Easy Crockpot Bourbon Little Smokies Recipe is the perfect party appetizer! So easy to make and the slow cooker does all the work.
Crockpot Bourbon Little Smokies Recipe
I am really excited to bring you these great Slow Cooker Crock Pot Bourbon Little Smokies Recipe!
Football season is in full swing right now and I am always looking for appetizers and snacks I can prepare on game day. These Crock Pot Lit'l Smokies are the perfect game day treat. They are SO easy to make, taste great, and did I mention they hardly take any time to get ready!
We love making Little Smokies Crock Pot Recipes! They are the perfect appetizer for super bowl parties, football parties, new years eve, holidays or really any day of the week
I wasn't sure what to call this recipe since it seems like Little Smokies are also called cocktail sausages or cocktail weenies, or lit's smokies, or lil smokies, or ....all the different names. What do you call these miniature smoked pork sausages?
- Little Smokies
- Bourbon - Your choice of brands, whichever is your favorite.
- Brown sugar
- Grated onion
Cocktail Toothpicks or mini forks depending on how you want to serve these
Party Platter or you can serve them directly from the slow cooker.
I ended up cooking ours a bit longer because John got held up at work. They turned out great. After the 3 hours, I did stir them to make sure that they were not sticking to the side and were all fully covered. The longer they stayed in the crockpot the more flavorful they were.
What are your favorite recipes for Lit'l Smokies? Do you make them for a game day treat or for a fun snack?
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We also love making this bourbon-glazed kielbasa. You can offer both so you have options for your guests.
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Crockpot Bourbon Little Smokies
- 24 oz Little Smokies
- 2 cups Ketchup
- ¾ cup Bourbon
- ½ cup Brown Sugar packed
- 1 Tablespoon Grated onion
- Combine Ketchup, bourbon, brown sugar and onion in the crock pot
- Stir to combine ingredients
- Add in the Hillshire Farm Lit’l Smokies, stir to make sure they are fully covered
- Cook on low for 3 hours
The recipe was first shared October 14, 2014 - Updated October 2018 and January 2020
I'm not a liquor drinker. Can any whiskey be used in place of the bourbon? If not, is there a specific kind of bourbon you like to use?
Christine @ myblissfulmess
These look absolutely amazing, and I just love my crock pot! It makes it so easy to keep your hot apps warm, and also to take hot food to potlucks and keep it warm. Thanks for this recipe!
What size package of lil smokies did you use for this recipe?
Can I use brandy?
If I wanted to use 3 packages of hillshire lil smokies how would I do the rest of the ingredients? Just triple them?
Wondering abour mixing half ketchup, and half Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce just for a different flavor to these... Sound soooooo good.... TY
I think that would work great. You would get the tang of the barbecue sauce and the tang of the ketchup. I love this!
is there any reason why i couldnt use chicken?
Hi Kimberly, You could def use chicken for this recipe
Oh yum, these look so good!!
I figured out how to get the recipe for my daughter's super bowl party - Thanks
Is there any reason you could not use bratwurst for the bourbon lil smokies receipe? Maybe browning them first? Thanks.