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Dr Pepper BBQ Little Smokies

Dr Pepper BBQ Little Smokies, sweet little smokies, prepared in a slow cooker, and perfect for enjoying while watching your favorite college football team play!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Meat Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dr.Pepper Little Smokies, little smokies, Little Smokies Recipe
Servings: 16
Calories: 247kcal
Author: Rachael Yerkes


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 Tbs garlic minced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 Tbs chili sauce prepared chili sauce
  • 12 ounces Dr Pepper 1 can
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar Braggs
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs molasses
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbs hot sauce adjust according to heat preference
  • 28 ounces mini sausages "Little Smokies"


  • Melt butter in a heavy saucepan. Then add in your garlic and onion and saute it until translucent, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Put the rest of your ingredients in the same pot, then simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Puree in a blender. The sauce is not as thick as it will be, don't worry. If planning to use it for something other than the little smokies, turn it down and cook for another 20-30 minutes until desired thickness is achieved.
  • Otherwise, put the mini sausages in a slow cooker
  • Pour BBQ sauce over the top.
  • Cook for 2-4 hours on high temperature.
  • Serve warm!


Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 863mg | Potassium: 250mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.2mg