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Sweet and Tangy Cocktail Sausages

Corn syrup adds just the right note of sweetness to this popular appetizer.

Quick Facts

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Microwave Time: 3 to 5 minutes
Stove Top Cooking: 10 minutes
Slow Cooker Time: 2 to 4 hours
Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup corn syrup, dark OR light
  • 1/4 cup coarse grained mustard
  • Dash chili powder
  • 1 pound cocktail sausages

Directions

  1. This recipe can be prepared in the microwave, on the stovetop or in a slow cooker.  Directions for each method are provided below:
  2. Microwave Preparation:  Combine corn syrup, mustard and chili powder in a large  microwave-safe bowl.  Stir to combine.  Add cocktail sausages and stir to coat.  Microwave on HIGH (100% power) for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally until sausages are hot. 
  3. Stovetop preparation:  Combine corn syrup, mustard and chili powder in a medium saucepan.  Add cocktail sausages and stir to coat. Heat over medium heat until sausages are hot and sauce has come to a boil, about 10 minutes.
  4. Slow cooker preparation:  Combine corn syrup, mustard and chili powder in a small (about 1-1/2 quart) slow cooker.  Add cocktail sausages and stir to coat.  Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours or LOW for 3 to 4 hours.
  5. Variations:  Try these variations in place of chili powder:  Cajun seasoning, ground chipotle, Chinese 5-Spice or curry powder.