Barbecue Sausage Bites Recipe
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Barbecue Sausage Bites Recipe

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This irresistible appetizer pairs tangy pineapple with sweet barbecue sauce and three kinds of sausage. It'll tide over even the biggest appetites until dinner. —Rebekah Randolph, Greer, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours
MAKES: 12-14 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) miniature smoked sausages
  • 3/4 pound fully cooked bratwurst links, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 3/4 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce
  • 2/3 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained

Nutritional Facts

4 each: 327 calories, 22g fat (8g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 980mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein


  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the sausages. In a small bowl, whisk the barbecue sauce, marmalade, mustard and allspice. Pour over sausage mixture; stir to coat.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until heated through. Stir in pineapple. Serve with toothpicks. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as Barbecue Sausage Bites in Quick Cooking January/February 2004, p27

Blush Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.

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Reviewed Mar. 9, 2015

"I made these for a work potluck and everyone asked for the recipe. I consider that a success! It seemed like a lot of sauce so I added both the kielbasa and polish sausage and there was still enough sauce."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"Will be making this one again! I made this for a group of ladies at a Christmas gathering. I made the sauce the day before and just kept it in the refrigerator until ready to put the dish together. Then I added the sausage and let the slow cooker do all the work. My husband loved the few leftovers, especially the pineapple."

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2013

"This is a crowd pleaser! I sometimes add pre-cooked pop-corn shrimp to it - Wonderful. I also like to put sliced brown or baby bella mushrooms in mine. Again wonderful! You can also alter kind of sausages used - I like to add sweet Italian sausage, and beer brats. If you want a something with a little kick try hot Italian sausage. Very versatile dish and leans itself to multiple version and I haven't had a variation that wasn't a hit so far! When you add the extra items item like lb of Italian sausage or shrimp be prepared to adjust the sauce accordingly. The addition of cup and 1/2 slice mushrooms doesn't seem to cause too much of a problem."

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2013

"I took this to a baby shower at our church and it was the first thing gone! I have had many requests for the recipe since than. Everyone seems to LOVE this easy dish. SO delicious and easy!"

Reviewed Aug. 19, 2012

"Have made this so many times-it's so easy and everyone requests this at our get togethers."

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