Saucy Teeny Weenies

by Elizabeth Dengler, The Huckleberry Home

The Seahawks exited the playoffs early and as disheartened as I am that I don’t get to cheer for my team, I am still committed that the good folks of the Columbia Basin have access to some really great and easy football food leading up to the big game.

Back in 2015 I was grossly engaged in the Super Bowl as the Seahawks were battling it out against the Patriots. lt was during this game that I realized I could consider myself a “12”. At one point (actually many points) in the game, Seattle made some absolutely asinine play and I, rather animatedly, began shouting at Coach Carroll and the offense. My daughter, who was 6 at the time and somewhat surprised by my armchair quarterbacking, inquired, “Mom, can they hear you?” To which I replied, “If they could, we would’ve scored.”

So while my team is out of the running, this simple appetizer dish from Smucker’s will be an easy game day win for you and your sports fans.

Slow Cooker Saucy Teeny Weenies

1 (12 oz.) bottle chili sauce (I use Heinz)
1 cup (or one 12 oz. jar) Smucker’s® Natural Concord Grape Jelly
2 (14 oz.) pkgs. cocktail link smoked sausage (I use Lil Smokies, as I have found other brand’s weenies split)

Step 1 COMBINE chili sauce and fruit spread in 4 to 6-quart slow cooker. Stir until blended. As it warms, it becomes easier to stir, so I give it a little stir in the beginning and then after about 10 minutes give it a good go.
Step 2 ADD sausages. Stir until coated.
Step 3 COVER and cook on HIGH 2 hours or until hot and bubbly, then turn to “Warm” setting.
Step 4 SERVE with ladle into little bowls or appetizer toothpicks will get the job done.