Crock-Pot Lit'l Smokies

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Step 1: Ingredients - All 3 of Them

1 can Chili Sauce

8 oz Grape Jelly

1 package (14oz) Lit'l Smokies

I needed (okay, I really just wanted) to make a large batch of Lit'l Smokies for our New Year's Eve party with friends. I decided to triple the recipe. Here is where the complicated math comes into play. You decide how many batches you want to make and then grab a bottle/package for each batch you want to make. It is simply as hard as that!

Step 2: Chili Sauce

Plug in your glorious creation, called a Crock-Pot. Then add some Chili Sauce; one bottle for each bag of Lit'l Smokies that you plan to make. I used 3 bottles.

Step 3: Grape Jelly

Next you add 8 oz of grape jelly for each bag of Lit'l Smokies. I decided to buy a 30 oz jar of jelly since it was cheaper, so I simply winged it adding a little over 3/4 of the jar to the Crock-Pot. You can add more or less jelly to taste. Adding more jelly makes the mixture a little sweeter. Stir the chili sauce and grape jelly together.

Step 4: Lit'l Smokies

Finally add the Lit'l Smokies and mix them into the mixture. Turn on the heat and wait for two hours or so until they are heated all the way through. Note: it will take less time with less packages. I always make 2+ batches of these since they get eaten so quickly. If, IF, you have any leftovers, they reheat well. So never fear making too many!

Step 5: Serve!

Now to serve and Enjoy!! I simply place the Crock-Pot out on the counter or buffet and allow everyone to serve themselves. It is also a nice touch to supply some toothpicks for cleaner eating, but I promise that they are finger licking good.

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    3 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    You know I've had these before at parties, and I never knew it had grape jelly in it! Now I want to try this recipe for myself!


    4 years ago

    My wife has been making the EXACT same thing for many years for our new years celebrations... They really are great! I believe that a few times she had cut cut back on the other liquids a bit and added some type of alcohol, maybe something like Jim Beam, Southern Comfort, or similar... and the longer they cook, the more liquid is soaked in. Good job with the Instructable... Thanks!

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    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you! My mom has made these every New Year's for as far back as I can remember, so now its become a delicious tradition that my kids seem to be enjoying. (My son keeps asking for them weeks later.) They are easily one of my favorite appetizers. I have seen so many different versions that I am so glad someone uses the same one! We have never tried adding the alcohol, but I might just have to do that next time. My best friend uses our recipe but adds fresh cut pineapple to hers, and its awesome too.