Slow-Cooker Little Smokies


Yields: 12
Prep Time: 0 Hours 10 Mins
Cook Time: 3 Hours 30 Mins
Total Time: 3 Hours 40 Mins


1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup apple jelly
1/3 cup bourbon
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 chipotle chile in adobo, chopped, plus 2 tablespoons adobo sauce
Three 14-ounce packages smoked cocktail sausages


  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.