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Mom's Little Smokies Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Mom's Little Smokies

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"These are great for the holidays or special occasions. I am always asked to bring these for our office parties and they are the first to go."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    25 mins


  1. Stir the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, cinnamon, and cloves together in a saucepan over low heat; cook until completely warmed, about 5 minutes. Add the sausages and continue cooking until the sausages are heated through, stirring occasionally, about 25 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 09, 2009

I exchanged 5 oz of the ketchup for bbq sauce and added 5 drops of tabasco sauce. I had read that someone thought it was to ketchupy and what I did corrected that. They went fast!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 19, 2011

I did not care for this at all. Too much katchup flavor. I ended up putting more brown sugar in to it and reheated it. This was very salty, so I feel I need to balance out the salt with more sugar. I do like the cinnamon and cloves but I'll have to find another way to incorporate the spices within a different recipe.


31 Ratings

Feb 05, 2010

Delicious, and very easy to make! Used 1 cup of ketchup, and 3/4 a cup of Barbecue Sauce.

Oct 30, 2009

This sauce is so good! I love the cinnamon and clove addition. Adds just the right amount of spice.

Dec 28, 2009

I got the courage to go with this recipe with the unusual ingredients of cinnamon and cloves.... glad I did. This is slightly different from your typical BBQ sauce type dish - and certainly not Italian. Rather a tangy/sweet flavor. Since this was an appetizer for a pot luck party - wasn't looking for a meal - rather tidbits with a different flavor. It was a hit........

Jul 30, 2010

Yum! I made it exactly how stated and love the taste. It's different than the typical bbq sauce & jelly recipe that people tend to do but in a very good way. Everything blends together nicely and it's not ketchupy at all. I always make this in a crock-pot since I bring this to my work pot-lucks. I mix all the sauce ingredients in a seperate bowl and pour over the Lit'l Smokies, then stir to coat them. I cover and turn on high for about 2 hours until heated through and then turn to low to keep warm while serving all while stirring occasionally. It's a keeper in my recipe collection!!

Feb 06, 2011

Delicious! I was skeptical of the cinnamon and cloves, but they really made the sauce tasty. I doubled all the ingredients except for the ketchup, and it wasn't too ketchupy tasting. My husband (a huge little smokie fan) loved it!

Apr 06, 2010

I have always used bottled bbq sauce to make lil smokies, but these were really good and very easy. I added some garlic and onion powders. I will probably make them like this from now on! Thanks.


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  • Calories
  • 404 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 30.4 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 14.8 g
  • 30%
  • Sodium
  • 1653 mg
  • 66%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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