Stovetop Lil Smokies

Stovetop Lil Smokies - Supper for a Steal

Lil smokies are generally a crowd pleaser at sporting events. Even I, the self proclaimed hot dog hater, can’t turn my nose up at these little dudes. They are pretty versatile. You could make mini pigs in blankets, wrap them in bacon, or any number of crockpot recipes, but I like to go the simple route. A little ketchup, a little mustard, and a little brown sugar, makes for a quick sauce. This recipe can easily be doubled, tripled, etc. and made in the crockpot, but if your crockpot is already in use for the big game try them on the stovetop instead.

The brown sugar adds the perfect amount of sweetness without being overly sweet. A little trick we learned with the sauce is it thins out when cooked, but if you let them cool and then reheat them jus enough to where they are warm the sauce will be thicker.

Stovetop Lil Smokies -- Supper for a Steal

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Stovetop Lil Smokies
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Serves: 6-8
  • 1 pkg lil smokies
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  1. Mix brown sugar, ketchup and Dijon mustard together in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Add lil smokies and reduce to simmer. Simmer for 30 minutes.

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  1. Jennifer says

    These are delicious! I wasn’t sure what to make for dinner, but I’ve really been craving the package of Lit’l Smokies we’ve had in our freezer. But I didn’t want to wait four hours for them to cook in the crockpot, I was hungry now! Haha. The sauce thickened up so nicely, and they have the perfect amount of sweetness. Thank you for the recipe! I will definitely be using it again and looking for more yummy recipes on your site!

  2. Trish says

    Better Tasting Sauce than the Sweet Baby Rays Hawaiian style sauce I had planned on using. I used regular mustard in it, it worked good.

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