This quick and easy party appetizer is always a hit! You can make these BBQ Little Smokies in the oven or on the grill if you are tailgating. Mix everything in the pan and after you are done enjoying this quick recipe you can throw the pan away for easy clean up! Grab your toothpicks or get daring and eat these with your fingers. That’s the way my kids enjoy them. Anything that is a finger food gets devoured by kids. I just love tricking them into eating especially when it’s delicious, fun appetizers like this.
BBQ Little Smokies
My husband arrived home from the grocery store with a food extra goodies in his bag the other Sunday after church. I raised my eyebrows and quickly asked what he was up to. He quipped back that he was making a new recipe for this blog and it was going to be extra amazing because it had BACON. I couldn’t disagree with his train of thought. That’s how these BBQ Little Smokies with Bacon were born.
The man loves his bacon.
This woman does too.
I’m hoping that you enjoy it too!
It seems like Little Smokies are a staple at any tailgating party or any party for that matter. I love that they are such a quick and easy appetizer, plus you can make them in your oven, on the grill or in the crockpot!
It’s football season! Are you doing any tailgating? If you’re heading to the game or watching your team at home it still deserves good eats, right?
Great tailgating classics like Poor Man’s Burnt Ends, Parmesan Chicken Wings, Cheesy Grilled Bacon Wrapped Jalapeños Poppers, BBQ Smoked Meatballs or Grilled Corn Salsa are so popular. But the first thing gone at our tailgating events? BBQ Little Smokies!
What Are Little Smokies?
Little smokies are heat and serve little sausages. They are perfect finger food!
Are Little Smokies fully cooked?
Yes, little smokies are fully cooked, but they taste best when hot.
What’s the best bbq sauce to use?
Well your favorite, of course! Seriously though, use a good quality barbecue sauce. A good sauce add even more delicious flavor to the perfect tailgating snack!
How do you keep food warm when tailgating?
If you live up in the midwest keeping food warm when tailgating is an obvious issue, but no matter where you live or which team colors you wear when you’re amping up for the game keeping your food warm is an issue. Here’s some easy ways to keep food warm when tailgating
- Use our favorite portable grill
- Break out your cooler. A cooler keep the beer cold, but it will also keep hot foods warm! Heat up your BBQ Little Smokes, seal well with foil and wrap the aluminum pan in a heavy towel. Tucking it into your cooler will keep it warm!
- A small thermos is great for keeping dips warm.
Grocery List for BBQ Little Smokies with Bacon
- Little smokies
- BBQ sauce
- Brown sugar
- Bacon bits
- Aluminum pan
How do you make BBQ Little Smokies?
First of all it doesn’t take long. A few ingredients, mix them up and throw them on the grill!
- Preheat the grill
- Add all of the ingredients to the aluminum pan, mix everything together
- Grill for 30 minutes until hot and bubbly
Tailgating essentials include – paper plates, plastic cups, loads of napkins and toothpicks for stabbing these tasty bites!
More great cocktail sausage recipes!
- Crock Pot Honey Garlic Little Smokies
- Crock Pot Kickin’ Cheesy Beer Sausages
- Spicy Pineapple Stovetop Little Smokies Recipe
Please comment below, I want to hear what your favorite tailgating eats are! Do you have a must have bite for watching the big game? Let me know what that is! Also, when you’ve enjoyed this easy bite leave me a five star rating below. I definitely want to your thoughts on this recipe.
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This quick and easy party appetizer is always a hit! You can make these BBQ Little Smokies in the oven or on the grill if you are tailgating. Mix everything in the pan and after you are done enjoying this quick recipe you can throw the pan away for easy clean up!
- 2 packages Little Smokies 12 oz each
- 18 oz bbq sauce
- 1/4 c. brown sugar packed
- 1/2 c. bacon bits
Preheat grill or oven to 350 degrees.
In a 8'' x 8'' foil pan mix together all ingredients. Stir to combine.
Place on grill or in oven. Bake for 30 minutes or until heated through.
These can also be made in a slow cooker. Simply mix all ingredients in your Crock Pot and heat 2-3 hours on low or until heated through!
You can also heat these in a saucepan over medium heat for 10 minutes or until heated through!