Slow-Cooker Lil’ Smokies – with apple jelly and brown gravy

Slow-Cooker Lil’ Smokies – with apple jelly and brown gravy

Brian CampbellCamfam Cookery
This is our MOST favorite version of Lil' Smokies! It has been the most popular version for over 30 years.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Game Day, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 156 kcal


  • 1 Slow Cooker or Crock Pot
  • 1 Saucier or Saucepan


  • 1 packet Brown Gravy Mix
  • ½ cup Apple Jelly NOT Apple Butter
  • 16 oz Lil’ Smokie Sausage Links 2 – 8 oz packages
  • ½ cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Ketchup


  • In a saucier or saucepan, make the brown gravy according to the package instructions.
  • Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil and immediately reduce to a simmer.
  • Simmer for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and pour into slow cooker.
  • Cook on Low for 30 minutes or High for 10 minutes. You will see the Lil' Smokies get plump.
  • Reduce temp to Low or Warm and serve.


Serving: 1gCalories: 156kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 414mgPotassium: 83mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 13IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Apples, Game Day, Sauce
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