Recipe courtesy of Amy Stevenson for Food Network Kitchen

The Best Slow-Cooker Little Smokies

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 40 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
We took this quick and easy slow-cooker classic and gave it a little update--apple jelly stands in for the grape jelly and pairs perfectly with the maple syrup and tart cider vinegar. A splash of bourbon adds a grown-up note to this party favorite. You can use either the pork or beef variety of smoked cocktail sausages.



Special equipment:
a 6-quart slow cooker
  1. Add the ketchup, apple jelly, bourbon, maple syrup, cider vinegar, smoked paprika and chipotle and adobo sauce to a 6-quart slow cooker and whisk to make a smooth sauce. Add the sausages and toss to coat in the sauce.
  2. Cover with the lid and cook on high for 3 hours, then uncover and continue to cook on high until the sauce is bubbling and has thickened slightly, about 30 minutes. Set the slow cooker to warm for serving.