This Easy Lil Smokies Appetizer Recipe is an appetizer that anyone can make!
You’ve probably seen this recipe around from time to time. It has been floating around on the internet forever, so the exact origin is probably impossible to nail down.
These are nothing genius, they’re nothing gourmet, and they’re not even anything very special. HOWEVER, these are the appetizer on the table that everyone will gobble up immediately!
I was looking for a little appetizer to add to my party menu last weekend… something that would fill people up… and something that was super simple. I remembered this three ingredient, easy appetizer. It’s just chili sauce, grape jelly and the cute, little cocktail wieners.
These are made in the slow cooker- just dump the three ingredients in, give it a stir and let it cook on low for six hours. Lil Smokies is the brand of cocktail wieners that is most commonly found, but there is another brand that you can find at Costco too.
I had some gluten-free guests at my party, and this was an easy one to make gluten-free. There is an organic brand of chili sauce that I found at Raley’s supermarket that is gluten-free, Welch’s grape jelly is also gluten-free, and the cocktail wieners I found at Costco were also gluten-free! If you don’t need to make it GF, you can use whatever brands you’d like.
These were a big hit at my holiday party. They were steadily devoured throughout the night!
The Best Easy Appetizer Recipes:
- Easy Salami Appetizer
- Olive Kebabs
- Cranberry Feta Pinwheels
- Grape Jelly Meatballs
- Curry Dill Dip
- Blue Cheese Ball
Easy Lil' Smokies Appetizer Recipe
- One 12-ounce bottle chili sauce
- 1 cup grape jelly
- 3 pounds Lil' Smokies
- toothpicks, for serving
- Combine chili sauce and jelly in a slow cooker. Add the Lil Smokies and stir. Heat on low for 6 hours. Stir, and serve warm with the sauce.
- Calories are likely a bit fewer than indicated here since you don't end up eating all of the sauce.
- If you are preparing this recipe as GLUTEN-FREE, just be sure to use brands of chili sauce, grape jelly and smokies that are known to be GF.