Lil Smokies

"This is so easy. I make it each year for my Christmas buffet and it is always one of the first dishes to disappear!"
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Ready In:
1 pot


  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle chili sauce (I use Heinz)
  • 1 cup grape jelly
  • 1 -3 lb Little Smokies sausage (cocktail sausages)


  • Mix all ingredients.
  • Cook in crockpot for one hour or on stove top for 30 minutes.
  • (I personally like mine to cook slowly for a longer time until sauce thickens and is clinging to the sausages.).

Questions & Replies

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  1. Donald F.
    Using a crockpot, it says cook one hour. Is that on high or low? If one hour is on high, how long would you crock on low?
  2. kccaracofe
    Can I use barbeque sauce instead of chili sauce


  1. stacylu
    I was a little wary of this - wasn't sure about the grape jam and chili sauce but it really is great. You can't tell it's grape jam and it adds a slightly sweet flavor to them. I thought it was excellent.
  2. riffraff
    Love these. I have even used sliced smoked sausage in a pinch. Wieners work too.
  3. halfliter
    This sauce works great for meatballs too. I get so many compliments and requests for the recipe - it's almost embaressing. You can use the frozen meatballs and add them to the sauce while it's cooking. Enjoy!
  4. Cooking to Perfecti
    These are yummy little treats!!! We often make these as little appetizers at a potluck or family get-together. A very easy, very quick, and very delicious recipe. Thanks for posting!
  5. Sherry B.
    A member of a church I went to gave me this recipe almost 20 years ago. She always used meatballs, but I prefer Smokies. Only difference is that she uses salsa instead of chili sauce. I think it tastes so much better.


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