Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Crock Pot Sausage Bites

Let me start this post of by saying that we all went wild over this recipe. My son kept going back for another bite. Then another. And then another. He normally doesn't care for cranberry, but in this case, he really had no idea it was one of the ingredients. Same goes for my hubby. He asked me about the ingredients and was totally surprised. I love doing that!
I make something similar with meatballs. Except that recipe just uses grape jelly and chili sauce or BBQ sauce. This mixture of cranberry and ketchup was a nice change to that recipe. This recipe comes from Gooseberry Patch's latest cookbook, '101 Super-Easy Slow-Cooker Recipes'. They had my attention at "Super Easy" and "Slow Cooker"! 
I have had lots of fun cooking from this cookbook. There is a little something in here for everyone. You've got appetizers, main meals, soups and even desserts! I shared another recipe from this cookbook earlier this month if you missed it. It was the Crock Pot Taco Joes. SO good!

Ingredients:
2 (16 oz.) packages Kielbasa, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 (14 oz.) packages mini smoked sausages (Lit'l Smokies)
3/4 cup ketchup
1 (14 oz.) can whole-berry cranberry sauce
1/2 cup grape jelly

Note: This does make enough for a crowd. Feel free to cut the recipe in half if you don't need as much. Also, I found a larger 28 oz. package of Lit'l Smokies so I just used that instead of buying two separate packages. It worked out a bit cheaper that way too. 

Directions:
Place all ingredients into your slow cooker.
Stir to mix well.
Cover and cook on the low setting for 6-8 hours. The sausages are already pre-cooked. We're really just warming them up here and making a yummy sauce for them to bathe in. 
Then serve straight from the slow cooker or set them out with toothpicks. 
Serves 10-12 (probably more)
Enjoy!

Recipe submitted by Kelley Annis of Massena, NY. 
It can be found on page 29 under the title "Cranberry Kielbasa Bites". 

Be sure to check out the other recipe I shared from this cookbook.
Crock Pot Taco Joes (the filling is amazing!! It works great for tacos too!)


170 comments :

Jennie Hardy said...

Pulled pork is my current favorite slow cooker meal but I'm always looking for new things to try!

Chris Centea said...

We LOVE the taco joes!! Finally something everyone can agree on :-)

CherylB said...

My favorite crock pot meal is beef roast with carrots and potatoes. Yummy!

Carbo1021 said...

Ranch and Banana Pepper Roast is my current favorite.

Tina said...

Italian sausages with pasta sauce!

Sandy H said...

Pulled pork is my favorite

Anonymous said...

Crockpot Macaroni & Cheese

scottylover said...

Our favorite is meatloaf with red sauce. YUMMY! Hubby got the recipe from his mom and it is so good!
Sandy A

Callie W said...

I love baked potato soup in the crock pot.

Anonymous said...

Italian Beef!
Erin

Danielle Miller said...

Pulled pork!

Chelle said...

Can't wait to try this one! I love slow cooker meals :)

Rebecca said...

My favorite crockpot meal features a ranch packet, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, a little garlic powder and chicken tenders. We love to come home from church on Sundays to this served over mashed potatoes.

Kay Little said...

Have to say my favorite crockpot meal is Chili! with a Cornbread Topping!

April said...

We love Pot Roast and your Creamy Italian Chicken!

Marcy said...

Favorite crock pot meal would have to be Chili Colorado - stew meat slow cooked in enchilada sauce then made into burritos

Lisa S. said...

I love to throw a roast in and let her cook away!

GiGi said...

Chicken Tortilla Soup! Of course, you can't beat a good roast also.

Melissa said...

slow cooker oatmeal

Melissa said...

slow cooker oatmeal

Anonymous said...

Chili is easy.

Nickolay said...

I make a rockin awesome loaded Baked Potato Crock Pot Soup!

Pam said...

Big roast to use for tacos, sandwiches, nachos

Mimi said...

I use this recipe all the time. It's fantastic!

Rebekah Hills said...

Mmm... my stomach is growling - those look so yummy! My boys would eat those up!

Rebekah Hills said...

Our favorite slow cooker meal is pot roast with potatoes and carrots. Classic comfort food!

Leah said...

Crock pot mac & cheese is great! And I also love vegetable soup!

BumbleBeeLane said...

So many but right now I'm loving mac and cheese. Warm Blessings! Amy

Meloni Simpson said...

Teriyaki chicken

Jennifer Weber said...

Shredded BBQ Ranch Chicken!

Janice said...

Like all slow cooker recipes. This looks great for a condo party!

Anonymous said...

This would be great for a carry-in. Sounds yummy!!

marhaz said...

My favorite is crockpot meatballs! I take them to a lot of pot lucks

Teresa said...

My favorite, so far, is Balsamic Chicken. Definitely on the lookout for new things to try.

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Sweet n sour meatballs

Mandee said...

Love a good crock pot meal

michelee said...

I love me some pot roast with carrots and potatoes

JoAnn Baker said...

I love crockpot meals and this looks like something that I will have to try! Thanks!

Tricia said...

I make many different foods in my crockpot but I would have to say that pulled pork is my absolute favorite.

Robin said...

Meatloaf with potatoes...

Auntiepatch said...

I use my crock pot for chili and sometimes green beans & ham.

Anonymous said...

My favorite meal is pulled pork

KEVIN KRIER said...

we love seasoned pork in the crockpot, then stir in some barbecue sauce, easy dinner, thanks.

Karen said...

I like all slow cooker recipes. Especially ones like this.

Linda said...

We particularly like turkey thighs simmered in marinara sauce with fresh herbs added shortly before serving. :)

Anonymous said...

I love to make beef stew in my crockpot, but have many other recipes that are terrific. Karen Oliver

Bear said...

Hhhhmmmmm, my favorite crockpot meal would have to be Onion Celery Pork Chops - put pork chops in, sprinkle with some rings of onion and pour Cream of Celery Soup over it all. Cook on low until chops are done. Can thicken up the sauce to make a gravy for some potatoes or rice. Note to self, stop at store for chops and onion on the way home.

Debbie Caraballo said...

I have so many...hard to choose! I love the Italian Crockpot Chicken...and pot roast with veggies...and several kinds of soup I make in the crock pot - so I really need this cookbook!
Lol...thanks for the chance to win!

Sandy Knapp said...

I love Butter Ranch Chicken fixed in the crockpot!

Katrina Jones said...

My favorite crockpot receipe is crockpot candy. They call it crack around my house because you cannot just eat one piece.

Kristi P. said...

Probably a classic - pot roast with carrots and veggies!! :D

Anonymous said...

Roast with carrots and potatoes!

morchella said...

Love taco joes and i can twait to try the sausages. Thanks for sharing.

Karen Aucoin said...

My favorite is a cajun version of a casoulet with white beans, chicken, sausage and okra. Out of this world good!

Kanga said...

My favorite slow cooker meal is Beef Stroganoff!!

Felecia Cofield said...

Hi Brandi! Thanks for the giveaway! It' so hard for me to decide, but I'll go with my latest: crockpot chicken chili! It's delicious! These sausages look like a fun thing when the gang's all here! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

Paula said...

There are so many crock pot recipes that I love. One of my favorites would probable be a classic roast. I love all the recipes you post, Brandi! Thank you so much and keep them coming.

Paula said...

There are so many crock pot recipes that I love. One of my favorites would probable be a classic roast. I love all the recipes you post, Brandi! Thank you so much and keep them coming.

Paula said...

There are so many crock pot recipes that I love. One of my favorites would probable be a classic roast. I love all the recipes you post, Brandi! Thank you so much and keep them coming.

Paula said...

There are so many crock pot recipes that I love. One of my favorites would probable be a classic roast. I love all the recipes you post, Brandi! Thank you so much and keep them coming.

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Linda Romer said...

My favorite crock pot meal is pulled pork sandwiches.

mimiof2 said...

Pork Chops and Gravy from your site! Love it!!

debra said...

I love your site. I like to make homemade potato soup in my crockpot.

lgm52 said...

We like ham and beans!

lgm52 said...

We like ham and beans!

lgm52 said...

We like ham and beans!

lgm52 said...

We like ham and beans!

Anonymous said...

Looks good!

trippwojohn said...

Pork roast with new potatoes, carrots, and onions!

Barbara Harrison said...

My favorite crock pot meal is beef stew, I love to smell it cooking all day.

Andrea said...

I love making shredded chicken sandwiches in the crockpot. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
short74717@msn.com

Christine said...

My kids love it when I make chicken noodle soup in the crock pot. This weekend I made an amazing ham using that handy device.

Sandy said...

I cook so many recipes in my crock pot. If I had to choose one for my favorite it would have to be spaghetti sauce. Thanks for the giveaway.

DeeDee2012 said...

I love crock pot cooking. Today we had slow cooked BBQ Country Ribs...one of my favorites!

Lisa said...

I love pork carnitas in the crock pot

Jenn said...

Chicken Chili!

DebD said...

I like making BBQ beef or pork in the crock pot.
I'm always looking fot something new to try.

Lisa Descant said...

I love to put a roast in the crock pot. Yummy left overs for sandwiches!!

Susan Broughton said...

There are so many i enjoy but I guess my soups. stews, and chili's that are my favorites

Anonymous said...

Country ribs.
pianoman2010@hughes.net
Connie Pruitt

c16e67f6-abd6-11e3-b2fe-000bcdca4d7a said...

Turkey breast, simple and good..then I can make all kinds of other things with the turkey

Ging said...

My favorite crock pot meal is to cook shredded beef to make my chimi's
with. I cook the roast and then shred it and then i add some red chili paste to it with some water and let it simmer and it makes for great red chili meat chimi's

Bonnie from Iowa said...

My favorite is scalloped potatoes and ham!

Nancy said...

The favorite slow cooker meal in our house is CHILI!! Ouch.. hard to narrow it down, but that came in first. :-)

Mai said...

I love taco soup.

Becky Bealor said...

I love crock pot recipes! I use them all year long!

cookielover said...

I love cooking a pot roast in the crock pot. I love discovering new recipes to use. Would love to win the cookbook!

Wendy said...

My favorite crock pot meal is pot roast.

Lambie said...

My favorite crock pot recipe is a BBQ Chicken recipe I created :D

I need more recipes!

Georgette Helton said...

I like brisket onions and beer great

HDCheryl said...

My favorite crockpot recipe is pot roast with beefy-onion gravy!

Michelle said...

I pinned the crockpot taco Joe's a couple of weeks ago. Those look great!

Joan Oscarson said...

Roasts with potatoes and veggies!

DotRot said...

We've got two favorites. It's hard to choose between them. The first is "Cream Cheese Crockpot Chicken" and the other is a wonderful Crock Pot meatloaf.

Yvette Carpenter said...

I like sausage, pork chops,
onions, sauerkraut and brown sugar.

Renee said...

My favorite crockpot meal has to be chili or any kind of soup really. We also love meatballs.

keshakeke said...

BBQ Brisket is our favorite

Elizabeth said...

My favorite crockpot meal is Chili.
Elizabeth
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Elizabeth said...

My favorite crockpot meal is Chili.
Elizabeth
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Elizabeth said...

My favorite crockpot meal is Chili.
Elizabeth
elizabedu3@aol.com

Elizabeth said...

My favorite crockpot meal is Chili.
Elizabeth
elizabedu3@aol.com

Elizabeth said...

My favorite crockpot meal is Chili.
Elizabeth
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Elizabeth said...

My favorite crockpot meal is Chili.
Elizabeth
elizabedu3@aol.com

Elizabeth said...

My favorite crockpot meal is Chili.
Elizabeth
elizabedu3@aol.com

Elizabeth said...

My favorite crockpot meal is Chili.
Elizabeth
elizabedu3@aol.com

Elizabeth said...

My favorite crockpot meal is Chili.
Elizabeth
elizabedu3@aol.com

Elizabeth said...

My favorite crockpot meal is Chili.
Elizabeth
elizabedu3@aol.com

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

My favorite Crockpot Meal is Spaghetti! =)

Mimi G said...

That is hard to answer, because we love crockpot meals. Maybe Kielbasa and beans or smothered pork chops.

Anonymous said...

I love French dip sandiches in the crock pot. Marcia Snapp

Diane VintageZest said...

Ropa Vieja!

Kellie M said...

Chili or roast or queso dip...I could go on and on and on....too hard to pick just one lol.

Marilyn said...

Our favorite is pork chops with golden mushroom soup served over rice.
Mmmmmmmmmmmm.

Marilyn

KP said...

I love crock pot recipes. They are great for making a warm cozy meal in the winter and the best for making meals in the summer when you don't want to turn on the oven! Thank you so much for the give away and for your fabulous blog!

Jenifer R. said...

I love creamy italian chicken in the crockpot!

Anonymous said...

Cheesy Potato Soup

Jamie said...

I love Cheesy Potato Soup

Kathy Lane said...

We love Taco Soup made in the Crock Pot!

marie said...

this all sounds delicious.

Michelle Sowards said...

Pork chops with Italian dressing mix, cream cheese and cream of chicken soup.

Lisa said...

My family loves my sweet and sour meatballs I make in the crock pot!! Life is so much easier with a crock! <3

The Mommy said...

My favorite crockpot meal is Italian Tortellini. Or soup. ANY soup. I love Gooseberry Patch!

Rustown Mom said...

I like to throw frozen chicken thighs in there with different sauces and serve with rice. And I love those cookbooks, too!

sunnie said...

I love to use my crockpot! I like roast beef with vegetables a lot.
sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

Alicia said...

Boneless pork chops, golden cream of mushroom soup, dry onion soup mix, some beef broth and extra mushrooms if you like them. Serve over rice. Yum.

C Scott said...

Pork roast and sourkraut, oldie but goody Roast with potatoes and carrots.

Me said...

I have several crock pot favs - such as Beef Stew and Chili -as well as Roast -taters(potatoes for city folks -LOL) and carrots -
Thanks for sharing the new ideas! My problem is I am not a morning person - I generally get up in just enough time to get myself read to get out the door! I like these simple one that I can call home and tell hubby how to do - then he feels like he has cooked and I walk in to supper almost complete. WIN _WIN!!

Anna Gibbs said...

Has anyone used Pepper Jelly instead of Grape Jelly..for The Sausage and Cocktail Recipe? Just a thought!

Leann G. said...

Yum!

Connie said...

Roast, potatoes, carrots and onions can't be best but our absolute favorite is pinto beans and ham, slow cooked to perfection! Thanks for the recipes and thanks for the giveaway!!

kim said...

short ribs or pot roast are my fav slow cooker meals!!

Tammigirl said...

I make amazing chicken tacos in the crock pot!

Kathryn said...

A crock pot makes ham and beans so easy peasy.

Anonymous said...

Pork Roast shredded with BBQ sauce!

Anne said...

Fall off the bone beef short ribs in BBQ sauce!!! Salivating thinking about them!

Linda B linda4stuff@tx.rr.com said...

Ham bone and pinto beans!

jalynnstevulak said...

I love making Chili in the crock pot! Thanks for the chance! :)

Heather Sebastian said...

Pulled pork :)

romi said...

Ham and bean soup, so good in the crockpot. Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful cookbook!

Sue Morris said...

I make boneless chicken breasts in foil packets in my crockpot. Lay breast on foil, top with favorite seasonings and seal foil. Yummy!

Anonymous said...

Pork loin w/onion gravy.

Katy P said...

I love slower cooker pot roast with lots of veggies.

Robyn said...

Roast or Hawaiian haystacks!

Anonymous said...

Italian beef is the favorite crockpot meal at our house.

Michele said...

Looks delicoius! Love the slow cooker!

Hannah said...

My favorite crockpot meal is spaghetti squash and meatballs

Surya-Patricia Lane Hood said...

There are so many fabulous recipes and each one of them is my favorite when I am eating the fruit of my labor of love. Thank you so much.

4welschenbachs said...

My favorite slow cooker recipe is beef stroginoff

Anonymous said...

I cook whole chickens in he slow cooker. Makes wonderful chicken to use in a variety of ways and a bonus of chicken stock!
Shirley C at somewheresewin@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would have to say pulled pork is also my favorite meal in the crockpot! Chili is the next best!

Sharry M. shysaver2@yahoo.com

Amy L said...

My favorite slow cooker meal is pot roast

Amy Al said...

My slow cooker meal is Italian Meatballs (I use hamburger & turkey to make it alittle better for you)! Would love to win cookbook - I love reading cookbooks!

Anonymous said...

I simply love your recipes that you send out in the email and love going to your site as well if I need something specific. Keep up the good recipes, you keep me drooling !

SharonF said...

My favorite meal in the crock pot is turkey breast and dressing. mommafox1943 at msn dot com

SharonF said...

My favorite meal in the crock pot is turkey breast and dressing. mommafox1943 at msn dot com

Anonymous said...

Diana. pulled pork my fav for my crock! tntffrc@yahoo.com. Hope to win

julie ball said...

Chicken Chili is my favorite Crock Pot dish, but I love anything I can throw in there! :)

Elaine said...

chicken tortilla soup

Anonymous said...

I love making baked potatoes in the crock pot--so easy. My family likes candy chicken and also macaroni and cheese. thx

Lee Beedle said...

Doesn't get any easier than crock pot meals and having a family of 7, they are much needed and appreciated! Love your site! I've gotten several great recipes from here. Thank you SO much!

Lee Beedle said...

Doesn't get any easier than crock pot meals and having a family of 7, they are much needed and appreciated! Love your site! I've gotten several great recipes from here. Thank you SO much!

Carole Parsons said...

I've got some Great Recipes that I already Use I will keep checking back to look for new ones, ( I love soups)

Carole P.
Stl. Mo

Susan R. said...

Stroganoff, for sure! Want to try meat loaf in my crock pot next.

Sue W said...

Tonight my crockpot recipe was super simple = Italian sausage and a mixture of store bought spaghetti sauce and my own frozen sauce made last summer. I needed a quick meal to get the grandkids to a band concert on time. Fifteen minutes before we ate, we made the pasta, veggie, and some garlic bread. Simple and good. For a real recipe in the crockpot, I like Italian beef

simpleyme said...

I would love to learn to love my crockpot. So far I only cook 2 or 3 things in it:( pulled pork is one:)

Sharon Seiber said...

I love Pineapple chicken. So easy and delicious!I do cook all kinds of things in my crockpot, one being most any greens.

Annette said...

My favorite slow cooker meal is country style pork ribs. I use the leftovers to make so many yummy things like pulled pork sandwiches and tacos.

mmlssoucy said...

I just found my mother's Mulligan Stew Recipe. She passed 5 years ago and I thought I would never see it again. So needless to say, Mulligan Stew is my favorite Slow Cooker recipe, right now.

Ginny Kersten said...

I'm new to crockpot cooking - my hubby is strictly a
meat/potato man. Tried a recipe off internet for pot roast but was disappointed - meat was still not tender - flavor was delicious. With this crockpot cook book I believe I'd be the apple of my hubby's eyes. Thanks.