drema's orange glaze cocktail weiners

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Drema Bryant
High Point, NC

A great appetizer to use in Crock Pots, chafing dish or fondue! *I only use Hillshire Farms "Little Smokies".

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This little smokies recipe is perfect if you're looking for an easy appetizer. The sauce has everything in it - sweetness from the brown sugar, sour from the orange juice, and tanginess from the mustard. When the brown sugar melts into the orange juice it creates a superb glaze. These aren't your typical BBQ smokies. Thanks to the glaze, there's a little sophistication to this super simple Crock Pot little smokies recipe.

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★★★★★ 3
serves 20-30
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For drema's orange glaze cocktail weiners

  • 2 pkg
    Hillshire Farms "Little Smokies" cocktail weiners
  • 2 c
    brown sugar, light
  • 2 Tbsp
    flour or cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 4 Tbsp
    mustard, ground dry
  • 1/2 c
    frozen orange juice concentrate, defrosted and undiluted

How To Make drema's orange glaze cocktail weiners

  • Pre-heating the slow cooker.
    Preheat and prepare a Crock Pot, chaffing dish or fondue pot to lowest setting.
  • Brown sugar, flour, and mustard in a bowl.
    In a large mixing bowl combine brown sugar, flour, and mustard.
  • Slowly adding vinegar and orange juice.
    Make a well and gradually add in vinegar and orange juice. Stir well.
  • Adding glaze to the slow cooker.
    Transfer to Crock Pot or heat source.
  • Adding little smokies to the slow cooker.
    Add cocktail weiners.
  • Stirring the glaze and lil smokies together.
    Stir gently. If becomes too thick add small amounts of diluted OJ with water until you reach the correct consistency of a glaze.
  • Cooking lil smokies in the slow cooker.
    Cook on low till only heated thoroughly, about 30 minutes.
  • Orange glazed cocktail weiners in the slow cooker.
    * Tip: I make the glaze ahead of time and allow to heat on med-high - lower heat to low and add cocktail weiners allowing about 30 minutes to cook before serving time. Enjoy!