This has to be the fastest, easiest, tastiest appetizer on the planet with so few ingredients or steps involved. It makes for a great last minute appetizer since I keep the smokies in the freezer and the jelly and mustard in the fridge anyway. I’ve served this on more than one occasion and my only regret is that I didn’t make more. They get devoured, followed by “what’s in that sauce?” It’s that good!
College basketball is in full swing and gearing up for the ACC and NCAA tournaments! I think this appetizer makes a great addition to your counter of finger foods. Add a little shot glass with the tall toothpicks and you’re all set. I do like to keep a spoon available for scooping the smokies out of the pot, especially since most people really like extra sauce.
To make this even simpler, it’s all dumped into a small slow cooker well before your guests arrive, allowing you to focus on other important tasks. Just be cautious of where you keep the slow cooker plugged in so it’s not a trip hazard…
Here’s how I make ’em.
Little Smokies in Concord Mustard Sauce
I have this cute 1.5 quart slow cooker that I prepare this fabulous Smokies recipe in. It will hold double this recipe! I promise, there will be none left!
For a little math: Each brand of Little Smokies will differ in how many are in each package because the sizes of these smokies will vary. If you’re having a nice spread of food and this is one of many appetizers to choose from, figure about 4-5 pieces per person. On average, a 16 ounce package will feed approximately 10-14 people. If this is a favorite in your group, you may want to allow more pieces per person! I served this to 8 friends before a large meal with a plate of sliced smoked cheddar and crackers. The 16 ounce package was gone in no time flat and they were spooning this sauce over their cheese and crackers! Just saying…
So, here are the instructions… might want to get out a pen an paper and start taking notes! (Not…)
In a small bowl, combine 1 cup of Concord grape jelly with 1/3 cup spicy brown mustard. You can use any mustard for this, but we love this combination best.
Pour the jelly/mustard mixture over the smokies.
Cover. Turn the slow cooker on Low for 3 hours or High for 2 hours.
For serving, I like to use a cute shot glass and fill it with long tooth picks. I also like to keep a spoon on a small saucer next to the slow cooker to make it easier to scoop them out and get extra sauce.
Having a game day party and looking for other appetizers? Check these other ideas out!
I’m telling ya, this is to die for! I really do have all three ingredients in my fridge right now. And I’m so very tempted to go make it for my dinner with my hubby! Will this go with the Chili that I’m fixing? I should think so! Hummmm…