These little smokies are cocktail sausages simmered in the crockpot in a sweet and savory barbecue sauce. A super easy slow cooker appetizer that takes just minutes to put together and always gets rave reviews.
Place the barbecue sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder and garlic powder in a medium bowl. Whisk until well combined.
Pour the sauce over the little smokies. Cover and cook on low heat for 2-3 hours, then serve.
You can use your favorite store bought barbecue sauce for this recipe, or make your own. Either way works great!
I recommend cooking the sausages for at least 2 hours so that they're warmed all the way through, but you can cook them for longer if needed. You can also cook on low for 2 hours, then keep the crockpot on the warm setting so that the little smokies stay hot throughout the whole party.
The sauce for this recipe can be made up to 3 days in advance.