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Beer Jelly Sausage Bites

Cocktail wieners in the slow cooker were at every party I attended as a child of the 80’s. Back then, the standard recipe was a combination of grape jelly, chili sauce, and Lit’l Smokies. We’ve modernized the flavors and they are better than you remember, and still just as crowd-pleasing. We used beer jelly, coarse ground dijon mustard, and local sausage for the batch pictured. Other favorite flavor combos include Pineapple Habanero and spicy brown mustard or Apricot Ale and chili sauce.
Course Appetizer


  • 8oz jar beer jelly or pepper jelly
  • ¼ cup coarse ground dijon mustard
  • 2 pounds pre-cooked sausage or 2-13oz packages of cocktail sausages


  • Spoon jelly into slow cooker and smash with a fork until loose. Slice pre-cooked sausage into bite sized pieces. Add sausage and mustard to the slow cooker and cook on high for 30 minutes before turning the heat to low.
  • Use toothpicks to skewer bites and serve warm from the slow cooker.
Keyword Beer Jelly, Jam, Pepper Jelly, Savory