Serve Little Smokies in a crockpot with toothpicks for hot party appetizers, or with a side dish, such as mashed potatoes, for an entree. To make a basic Little Smokies in barbecue sauce recipe, cook 2 16-ounce packages of sausages with 1 18-ounce bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce.
Cook over medium-high heat until the sauce bubbles, about 15 minutes, or two to three hours in a slow cooker on the low setting. Double or triple the recipe as needed to provide appetizers for a larger crowd.
For a variation on this basic recipe, add 1 cup of packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup of ketchup, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce and 1/3 cup of chopped onion to the bottled barbecue sauce.