Zesty Smoked Links Recipe
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Zesty Smoked Links Recipe

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These flavorful sausages prepared in a slow-cooker are great when entertaining. Men in the family can't resist these basic but good snacks.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 1 cup grape jelly
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 packages (1 pound each) miniature smoked sausage links and/or hot dogs

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 79 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 317mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (8g sugars, trace fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a large skillet, combine the chili sauce, jelly and lemon juice; cook over medium-low heat until jelly is melted. Stir in sausages. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 30 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Serve immediately or keep warm in a 1-1/2 qt.slow cooker. Yield: about 32 servings.
Originally published as Zesty Smoked Links in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p244

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Reviewed Apr. 19, 2013

"They smelled good but that was about it. They just didn't have the flavor and no one really liked them to include me. I would not make these again."

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2010

"Add a couple of Tbsps. of horseradish to kick it up a notch."

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2008

"This is a good recipe, but I have always added a pacakge of dry sloppy joe mix which my family loves!!!!!!!!"

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2008

"I just made this recipe over the weekend with meatballs, that I found on a different website. I loved the sauce, I just never liked meatballs/chopmeat, so I said that I would love to make it with something else - this is perfect! I can't wait to try it with the smoked sausages!"

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2008

"Chili sauce has a tomato base and is found near the ketchup or cocktail sauce."

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