Thai Smoked Sausages Appetizer
Sometimes I just make recipes up out of the blue. Some of them taste wonderful and some of them are barely edible, but these Thai Smoked Sausages turned out to be a family favorite! And when your picky eaters request them, you know you’ve done well.
“L’il Smokies” are a product that people used to serve quite a bit at parties and weddings when I was growing up. Somewhere along the way, someone said “let’s throw some grape jelly and BBQ sauce on these bad boys and see what happens.” The result was not half bad, but my favorites were always the ones wrapped in bacon and cooked in brown sugar. That’s a chubby girl’s dream right there!!
For some reason, I decided that those same L’il Smokies would taste good in Thai chili sauce, but of course, I couldn’t just stop there and threw in a few extra ingredients. The result is an excellent appetizer that can be shared with friends. (But don’t spill them in your car, because we did that once and Spizzie’s vehicle smelled weird for months.)
Thai Smoked Sausages Recipe
2 packages L’il Smokies Sausages (I’ve used store brands and they work just fine)
1 bottle Thai sweet chili sauce
½ cup packed brown sugar
4 green onions (white and green parts), chopped
1/3 cup cilantro (remove stems), chopped
- Chop the green onions and cilantro. It’s okay if you get some of the cilantro stem, just make sure it’s cut into very small pieces.
- Put the L’il Smokies in a medium crockpot. If you cut the recipe in half, you can use a small crockpot, but make sure to mix everything together first and then pour them in or else it might be too tight of a fit to stir. Sometimes I double this recipe and just use my big crockpot!
- Add Thai sweet chili sauce, brown sugar, green onions, and cilantro. Stir.
- Cover and cook on low for 2-4 hours. I think the longer they cook, the more flavor infuses, but sometimes we have time restraints. Do what works for you!
- Serve warm and enjoy!
When & How Should I Serve Thai Smoked Sausages?
This is a pretty flexible recipe, but I’ll give you a few suggestions.
- This is a great appetizer for a party, but my family also enjoys having an Appetizer Night for dinner every now and then. Thai Smoked Sausages, Turkey Avocado Roll-Ups, Sausage Stuffing Balls, & Wingers Sticky Chicken regularly make the menu on those nights!
- Chop the sausages into small pieces and stir fry them–and the sauce–with some mei fun or other rice noodles, carrots, onion, and broccoli for a delicious dinner.
- Fry wontons to make chips and scoop them up for a snack.
This is a really simple dish, but it’s full of flavor and makes for some great leftovers. Never be afraid to experiment with recipes. You never know when you might stumble on a combination that tastes fabulous!!
Make these Thai Smoked Sausages for your next party and let me know what you think!
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