Spicy Chipotle Barbecue Sausage Bites

Coat cocktail-sized smoked sausages with a homemade glaze featuring barbecue sauce, cherry preserves, chipotle peppers, and adobo sauce for an easy party appetizer that's sure to be gobbled up in no time.

Southern Living FEBRUARY 2007

  • Yield: Makes 12 to 14 servings
  • Cook time:20 Minutes
  • Prep time:5 Minutes


  • 1 (28-oz.) bottle barbecue sauce
  • 1 (18-oz.) jar cherry preserves
  • 3 chopped canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from can
  • 2 (16-oz.) packages cocktail-size smoked sausages


1. Whisk together barbecue sauce, cherry preserves, and next 3 ingredients in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Add smoked sausages, and return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes.

Note: To serve, keep warm in a slow cooker on LOW, if desired. Serve with miniature rolls, if desired.


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