BBQ Little Smokies in a white bowl
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BBQ Little Smokies

Addictive appetizer recipe made with 4 simple ingredients, mini smoked sausages, beer, BBQ sauce, and a touch of brown sugar for the best BBQ little smokies in town! Serve at your next tailgate, game day, or any day party and be the star!

Course Appetizer, Snacks and Tailgate Favorites
Cuisine American
Keyword bbq little smokies made with beer, little smoked sausage, tailgate recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 223kcal
Author Beth Mueller


  • 24 ounces Little Smokies any variety
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and set over low heat.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally until sausages are completely cooked through and the sauce has started to thicken, about 1 hour.
  • Alternatively, place all ingredients into a slow cooker or crock pot, stir, and cook over low, stirring occasionally for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Serve hot.


  • Allow 5 links per guest when other meats or a meal will also be served.  If this is the only meat being served plan on 10 links per person.
  • A large 24-ounce packege of little smokies has aproximately 60 links.
  • Smaller 13-ounce packages have approxiately 35 links.
  • This recipe can be double, tripled, or more without difficulty.  
  • Reduce sauce ingredients by half for use with one 13-ounce package of mini sausage links.


Serving: 5Links | Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 825mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 53IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg