Little Smokies With Spicy Sauce

Little Smokies With Spicy Sauce

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 3 mins
Total: 13 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
262 Calories
17g Fat
23g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 262
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 762mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 226mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is an easy sauce to put together, and you probably already have the ingredients in your pantry. Feel free to use pineapple or peach preserves in place of the apricot preserves.


  • 2 pounds little smokies (mini hot dogs)

  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup

  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 12 ounces apricot preserves

  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, or white wine vinegar

Steps to Make It

  1. In the slow cooker insert, stir together the ketchup, seasonings, preserves, brown sugar, and vinegar.

  2. Add the little smokies; cover and cook on LOW for 3 to 4 hours. Provide napkins, plates, and toothpicks, and serve hot from the slow cooker.