If you’re looking for a simple recipe for dinner, then you might be pleasantly surprised of how easy it is to cook lil smokies in oven. It is also a perfect recipe to create as appetizer or snack during a sport or movie watching evening with your family members or friend, as it makes such a tasty finger food. There is literally only one key ingredient needed: sausage!
- 2 packages or 1.5 lbs little smokies sausages
- 18 oz barbeque sauce (optional)
- Prepare the oven by preheating it to 400°F.
- Place the lil smokies on top of baking sheet. If you’re using barbeque sauce, mix the sausage and the sauce evenly.
- Put it inside your oven and let it bake for about 30 minutes.
The recipe above should be enough to serve about 4 to 6 people as main menu for dinner or 10 to 15 people as an appetizer menu. Stick each sausage with toothpick to make it convenient for everyone and avoid messy situation. Serve them with rice and soak it up on the tasty sauce.
Making barbeque sauce in the recipe of lil smokies in oven is really uncomplicated as well, using only ketchup, apple cider vinegar, and brown sugar, all in equal ratio. Mix them inside saucepan, and put ingredients that you’d like to add such as salt, pepper, mustard, or hot sauce. Various ingredients could enhance flavor of the barbeque sauce like diced onion or grape jelly, which is an ideal addition to create sauce with thick consistency and sweet taste.
Instead of cooking lil smokies in oven, you can grill them with the same cooking duration and heat degrees. It is also possible to cook them in slow cooker in low heat setting for 2 to 3 hours or by using saucepan in medium heat for about 10 minutes. The thing about cooking sausage is that it’s so easy to improve over with your kitchen creativity. For example, you may wrap the sausage in wrapped bacon. Another option is to use honey sauce instead of barbeque one.
The fact that you do not need to wait to defrost the sausage after you put it out from the frozen makes the whole cooking process quicker. Simply add 10 to 15 minutes to the baking time in the oven. Remember that you need to separate the sausages before putting the lil smokies in oven so they don’t touch or stick to each other.