Lil Smokies Appetizers

"These have always been a hit at our potlucks. Super easy to make and take."
photo by Chris from Kansas photo by Chris from Kansas
photo by Chris from Kansas
Ready In:
1hr 5mins
1 batch


  • 1 (16 ounce) package Little Smokies sausages
  • 1 cup catsup
  • 1 cup grape jelly


  • Using a medium sized sauce pan, put catsup and jelly in sauce pan;cook and stir till jelly melts.
  • Add sausages and bring to a bubbly boil.
  • Turn down low and simmer for about 1 hour.
  • Serve hot or cold with toothpicks or appetizer picks.

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  1. lamb2112
    I really wanted to like this, and with all the rave reviews I really thought we would. But none of us cared for it. It was like eating hot dogs in watered down catsup. My hubby tried adding BBQ sauce to his portion and another tried hot sauce, but still a no-go for us.
  2. Stephanie S.
    I made this for our game day get together and it was a hit. Only one of the kids didn't care for it, so I figure thats a good average. I enjoyed it more then the usual BBQ sauce with them. Thank you for giving me options when making little wienies.
    Thanks for posting Darlene. This appetizer gets props for being super easy and making the house smell nice. It is tasty. I never knew jelly and catsup combined could be edible, let alone pretty good, especially heated. Made for Zaar 2010 Cookbook Tag. Enjoy! ChefDLH
  4. embutterfly75
    My family gobbled these up! Thanks for the quick and easy recipe.
  5. Vanessa Y
    Super easy and delicious!!


  1. Kaleyas Mommmy
    made this for the supper bow, i used chili sauce instead of catsup, for more flavor and meetballs instead of lil smokies, it was the only thing that i had no left overs of!! i also heated on med-high the grape jelly and the chili sauce togetherto get the clumpyness of the jelly dissolved then put in the crock pot.
  2. itsnevrenough
    I love these! VERY easy and always a hit! I have made them with barbecue sauce or chili sauce instead of catsup for a change, and cook them in a crockpot for parties.


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