Lil Smokies

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  1. rpan

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    I have to bring something for morning tea this week. My idea was to make (what I think is) lil smokies. The recipe seems easy enough - wrap bacon around a cocktail sausage, sprinkle with brown sugar on top and bake. My plan is to make it the night before and bring it to work the day of. This is not a recipe that’s familiar to me, so I want to know if you can eat this cold? Or do I have to heat it up?
    Anyone has any quick (I mean very quick), easy, make ahead, can eat at room temp, recipes? I’ve bought the bacon and cocktail sausages so Im kinda committed to the lil smokies recipe but I have to contribute to a morning tea in a few months again so ideas are welcome! I usually bake a cake, but I wanna do something different.
     
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    I've never had them before but it seems like something you'd want to eat right out of the oven.Do you have a crockpot you can put them in to heat up when you get there?
     
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    They taste good either way, but they are better, IMO, a little warm.
     
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    Toss little smokies or frozen meatballs into a crock pot with equal parts ketchup and grape jelly. They always go super fast at any gathering. I can’t say how they taste because I’ve never eaten them. I’ve made a ton, though.
     
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    Toss little smokies or frozen meatballs into a crock pot with equal parts ketchup and grape jelly. They always go super fast at any gathering. I can’t say how they taste because I’ve never eaten them. I’ve made a ton, though.
     
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    You mean after the lil smokies come out of the oven to put them in a crock pot with ketchup and grape jelly?
     
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    No. Just put them in the crock pot right out of the package.

     
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    I’m gonna give those a try! Thank you!
     
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    I would think those should be served hot / warm because of the bacon.
     
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    Well, rpan, now I have the lil smokies wrapped in bacon in my head and I want them!! I'm going to make them for game night in a few weeks!
     
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    Well, rpan, now I have the lil smokies wrapped in bacon in my head and I want them!! I'm going to make them for game night in a few weeks!
     
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    I usually fix the lil smokies or meatballs in the crockpot with bbq sauce, honey, grape jelly, and some spices and it’s always a big hit.
     
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    The meatballs in the crockpot with ketchup And grape jelly are at every potluck I attend, and are always snarfed down.
     
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    The meatballs in the crockpot with ketchup And grape jelly are at every potluck I attend, and are always snarfed down.
     
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    We do meatballs with hot sauce and cranberry jelly. I've also seen recipes using pepper jelly.
     
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    Rpan, I was instantly attracted to the title: smokies..:) I know what they are, but before this had never heard of such a dish. I like scallops wrapped in bacon. ( Not sure about the grape jelly and catsup though.) It sounds like it is a hit w/ a lot of people, so if I ever get a chance, I'll try it. :)
     

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