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Barbecue Sausage Bites

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
    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


  • 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.
  • Cover and cook on high until heated through, 2-1/2 to 3 hours. Stir in pineapple. Serve with toothpicks.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 327 calories, 22g fat (8g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 980mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.

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  • Worshipguy
    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.

  • rena 55
    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.

  • Maranatha_Mark
    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.

  • susancornell
    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!

  • vajudybug
    Aug 19, 2012

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

  • HappyFamBaker
    Apr 1, 2012

    This dish is delicious. I've made this twice and I will be making it again. Everyone at my family Christmas party loved it.

  • TRID
    Jan 7, 2012

    My husband and family really enjoyed this appetizer. I will be making this again.

  • dmwalsh45
    Mar 12, 2011

    Have made this for A small party and for A large get together and always am asked for the recipe.It is delicious once you make it you will always be asked to bring it.

  • creechpartyof5
    Nov 11, 2010

    I made this for a small get together. The smell while it was cooking as fabulous. Adding the pineapple at the end really sets off and makes a nice addition to this dish.

  • joedebfry
    Dec 30, 2009

    After I brought these sausage bites to an event, one woman liked them so well that she subscribed to QC magazine.