Football season. My husband’s favorite time of the year. We tailgate for every home game, and are glued to the TV all day on Saturdays when the team is away. It’s like every Saturday is a party for us in the fall, which means lots of fun football snacks and bevs! I am always looking to try new finger foods and game day munchies, and today I am sharing a brand new tailgate recipe: Brown Sugar BBQ Mini Sausages! I am also sharing info on a sweepstakes, so read on!
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The brown sugar in this easy homemade BBQ sauce pairs deliciously with the new COCA-COLA® ZERO SUGAR as well as classic Coca-Cola®, and is a must for your tailgate or game watching party. I chose COCA-COLA ZERO SUGAR for our latest game day because it’s low in guilt (without any sugar), but tastes more like the real, classic Coca-Cola flavor.
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I got my COCA-COLA ZERO SUGAR, Coca-Cola, and recipe ingredients at my local Randalls store (they currently have tons of great name brand items on sale as part of the Stock Up Sale at Randalls, Albertsons, and Tom Thumb stores). The COCA-COLA ZERO SUGAR was easy to find at the end-cap display in the soft drink and snack section this week.
As you know I am all about quick and easy, and this Brown Sugar BBQ Mini Sausages recipe is super simple. The homemade BBQ sauce tastes delish with a cold Coca-Cola or the new COCA-COLA ZERO SUGAR. But I warn you, you may not be able to stop once you start!
This recipe for Lil Smokies with BBQ sauce is simple and easy. If you’re looking for a mini sausage recipe for your next tailgate or game day watch party, this stove top cocktail weenies recipe with brown sugar and a homemade BBQ sauce is the recipe for you! Here’s how to make it.
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 2 (24 oz.) packs mini smoked sausages
Combine brown sugar, ketchup, molasses, vinegar, Worcestershire, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Heat, stirring occasionally, until brown sugar has melted and the sauce begins to boil.
Turn heat to low, and continue to cook for about two minutes, stirring constantly as it thickens.
Remove saucepan from heat; set aside.
Add mini sausages to a frying pan over medium high heat.
Stir occasionally, and fry until browned. Depending on the size of your frying pan, you may need to fry the sausages in batches.
Drain excess oil from the sausages, then add the sausages to the saucepan with the prepared sauce, tossing to coat evenly.
Spoon sausages and sauce into a serving dish, and serve with toothpicks.
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- Super Easy Football Party Food Ideas
- Recipes for Planning the Ultimate HomeGate Football Game Watching Party
- Football Brownie Bites (and the best brownie bite recipe)
- Tater Tot Mini Cheeseburger Bites recipe
- Coach Nik’s Guacamole – the best easy guacamole recipe
- Crock Pot Party Meatballs
- Quick and Easy Low-Carb Party Appetizers (All with Four Ingredients or Less!)
- Easy Pretzel Dip Recipes
- Easy 15-minute, four-ingredient, crowd-pleasing football tailgate party recipes
- Easy Buffalo Chicken Bites recipe
- Football Sausage Galette