Monday, January 9, 2012

Spicy and Sweet Smoked Sausage Appetizer


Tonight is the BCS National Championship game and I have a great appetizer to serve at your football party...whether you're cheering for LSU or The Crimson Tide.  Just in case you didn't know...Roll Tide!

Everyone serves Little Smokies.  So if your looking for something a little different, skip the cocktail sausages and pick up some good quality smoked sausage.


I always use Conecuh...It's what I grew up with and it's an Alabama thing.  If you live outside of the Southeast, you might not be able to find it.  But any spicy smoked sausage will do, just remember this will only taste as good as the sausage you use.


The sausage is cut into bite sized pieces and browned.  Then served in a sauce of pineapple, brown sugar, and creole mustard...out of a crock pot...I know you guys were wondering if I had one.

Spicy and Sweet Smoked Sausage Appetizer

2 lbs spicy smoked sausage (I use Conecuh)
1- 8 oz can crushed pineapple
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tbs creole mustard

Cut the sausage into bite sized pieces.  In a large skillet add a  small amount of oil and brown the sausage in two batches.  Remove the sausage from the pan with a slotted spoon and place into a chafing dish or crock pot.  In a small sauce pan combine the crushed pineapple, brown sugar, and creole mustard.  Bring to a boil; boil just until the sugar is dissolved.  Pour over the sausage and stir to coat the sausage.  Keep warm in chafing dish or crock pot for serving.

13 comments:

  1. This is perfect for football season! I have been looking to see a lot of appetizer recipes to be popping up, but have not found as many as I had hoped for. This one does look like a tasty one though-sweet and spicy things are welcome in this house. Yum!

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  2. look at the 1st picture, i know this is a great appetizer! sound so easy to prepare too.

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  3. Now I don't want to start any thing here.. but Chris' family are LSU fans and I've been instructed to say: the Tide are about to become Tiger meat :) lol Actually, I don't care who wins, I just hope it's an exciting game!!

    LOVE the appetizer.. that first pictures makes me wish I had a big plate of them right now! I don't care that it's 5:30 in the morning!

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  4. Oh, what a simple, yummy idea! This would be great for the Superbowl, too~

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  5. Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare & delicious!

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  6. Looks good Bo. I like what you said and how true...it's only as good as the quality of sausage that you use. I will have to look for that brand!

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  7. Great main pic on this one. I've got some Lil Smokies in my refrigerator. Gonna modify your recipe a bit for some low-budget craft services I'm doing and make these bad boys! Thanks!

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  8. I have all the ingredients on hand and will definitely be making this soon!

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  9. What's so good about this - is you don't even have to like football to enjoy it. (I just go for the food.)

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  10. I am having a Super Bowl party at my house and this will be on my menu! Great change from Little Smokies.

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  11. This is a terrific idea, much better than the ubiquitous pot of meatballs in bbq sauce or cocktail weiners.

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  12. I am drooling, this looks amazing!!

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