Typically, BBQ Lit'l Smokies are made by combining the sausages in a slow cooker with a store-bought or homemade sauce. The Lit'l Smokies are simmered for several hours and served as an appetizer or as a main meat dish on buffets.
To make any BBQ Lit'l Smokies recipe, first open the packages and pour off the liquid.
To make an easy recipe, place one package of Lit'l Smokies into the slow cooker and pour one 28-ounce bottle of barbecue sauce over them. Stir the sausages to coat them well and then cook on high for two hours. Reduce the temperature to low for serving.
A more complex recipe calls for two packages of Lit'l Smokies, one 12-ounce jar of barbecue sauce and one 8-ounce jar of grape jelly. Mix the barbecue sauce and the grape jelly in the slow cooker. Then add the sausages and stir to coat them well. Cook the sausages on high for two hours.
For a more homemade recipe, mix one 18-ounce bottle of barbecue sauce, 1 cup of packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup of ketchup, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce and 1/3 cup of chopped onion in the slow cooker. Add one package of Lit'l Smokies sausages, stir to coat well and cook on high for two hours.