Fast, Easy TV Football Snacks: All Star Tangy BBQ Smokies
Plug in the Crock Pot! Get Out The Toothpicks!
By Damien Andrews
When I think of TV football snacks, this fast and easy snack comes to mind first and foremost. If you have one, use a crock pot when you make All Star Tangy BBQ Smokies. Using a crock pot makes my TV Football snack easy to make, easy to serve and mighty delicious to eat. If you don't have a crock pot, don't worry about it. Just use a sauce pan. But if you do, during the game, make sure you set a timer and stir the sauce and Little Smokies often, so the sauce at the bottom doesn't burn.
Little Smokies sausages are a snack food customarily requested by men. Serving Little Smokies with my special sauce at your TV football game party will get you nothing but "You're the Man" comments from your TV football buddies. Don’t be surprised if one of them asks you for the recipe, of course while no one else is listening, that is. After all, trading snack recipes during a NFL or college TV football game will no doubt get your man card revoked.
What you will need:
2 pounds of Little Smokies sausages (or meatballs if you prefer)
1 12 ounce jar of grape jelly
1 16 ounce jar of KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce
1 bottle of chili sauce
1/4 cup of yellow mustard (use spicy mustard if you dare)
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
Get out your crock pot and plug it in. Turn it on the highest setting. In a large sauce pot over low heat, combine all of the ingredients, except for the Little Smokies. Mix occasionally until it starts to bubble. Stir in the Little Smokies, or meatballs, if you decide to go that route. Heat everything to a simmer in either your crock pot or sauce pan, which should take about 30 minutes.
At this point you are ready to serve your All Star Tangy BBQ Smokies. You can keep your All Star Tangy BBQ Smokies in the sauce pot on the stove, set on a very low heat. Or you can use your crock pot to casually serve this savory TV football snack. I've always used a crock pot for serving All Star Tangy BBQ Smokies, and with great success. It seems to stay evenly heated during the three hours of the football game. Plus, the crock pot can go out onto the buffet table and be plugged in, instead of being left behind in the kitchen. If you don't have a crock pot try using a fondue pot.
Serve All Star Tangy BBQ Smokies with toothpicks and a small plate to catch the drips. Folks usually hang around the pot while eating their fair share of these zesty, tasty snacks. Other meat variations you can try in this sauce besides Little Smokies are chicken wings, chunks of white chicken meat, cubed pork, or even peeled and deveined shrimp. My recipe for All Star Tangy BBQ Smokies will serve about 12 to 14 TV football lovin' people.