Lil' Smokies in the Crock Pot

"This is our family's Christmas Eve buffet favorite. The best thing about this recipe is that you can make it ahead and freeze them, them thaw that morning and heat them up in the crock pot."
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  • In large pan over medium heat, cook first four ingredients, stirring, until cranberry sauce melts and becomes smooth.
  • Add wieners and heat through.
  • Mix cornstarch with just enough cold water to dissolve, then add to pot and heat to boiling.

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  1. Chef Teer
    Yes yes! This recipes is AWSOME! I cooked these up this evening and they were sooooooo yummy good! Thank you for sharing such a great recipe. I have cooked them with BBQ sauce in the crock before. but i have to say this was much better! Wife and I enjoyed them and will make them again soon. Title is misleading but i did cook the sauce up first in a pan on the stove, then poured over the smokies in the crock and let them cook. They were so tender after being cooked in the crock.
  2. Chef ccc
    Made this up for my husband and mates for the superbowl. They loved it.
  3. dtgadgetgirl
    Yummy! These were great. Everyone, including the kids loved them at our superbowl party. The title is a bit misleading as you don't cook them in the crockpot--it confused me for a moment and I had to reread it a few times.
  4. kiwidutch
    Ok, I hovered between 4 and 5 stars for this one... it's very simple and not a complicated recipe. Knowing that DH isn't a fruit fan (and even less of warm fruit) but also that cranberries are further up the "...if I have to" ... list than most fruits, I had a feeling that DH would give this 2 and I would love it. Well ! surprise!!! there were just the two of us so I opened one can of smokies (they are called mini knackworstjes here)and we both liked them so much that I went back and added a second can because I had excess sauce. He and I demolished the lot between us! I used extra strong mustard and upped the lemon juice becuase I had fresh juice that I'd frozen into an icecube, and that cuts the sweetness of the sauce and turns it into an interesting mix of flavours instead of cloyingly sweet. DH and I are both revovering from a bug and feeling less than healthy and with two kids inside for several days exhibiting the worst symptoms of bordom and want of exercise, I just wanted a "fill us up" meal with the least amount of effort. I added a stir fry and hey presto ! Please see my rating system: This gets 5 stars becuase it delivered when I wasn't feeling up to working magic in the kitchen: speed, ease and taste ! .. and because DH said it would be nice to have "every few months"... which for a recipe featuring fruit, is a small miracle. Thanks !
  5. French Tart
    Perfect, easy and a change on the usual way of serving cocktail sausages - great recipe thanks! I made these for Christmas Eve as you do - they went down extremely well, and I used my own homemade cranberry sauce for them as you suggested. Made for Holiday Tag - and a keeper for me! FT:-)


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