Cocktail Smokies

You don’t get an easier and more flavorful appetizer than Cocktail Smokies! Only four ingredients needed to make this sweet and spicy dish.

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Cocktail Smokies

Everybody has that secret ingredient for making a sauce magical. That one ingredient that causes your dinner guests to ask, “What did you do to that sauce?” I’m about to divulge my secret for the fabulous sauce that makes this recipe. Are you ready for it? Here it is: CHA! by Texas Pete

Texas Pete CHA! is a sriracha sauce that was introduced earlier this year and has rapidly gained popularity. It’s spicy, sweet, tangy, and amazing. It can be used as a condiment on pizza, burgers, and much more. But this stuff is way more than a condiment; it’s an ingredient. The taste and the texture make it so easy to use in recipes.

With the opening game of our college football team, we knew we had to have a party. And one of our favorite appetizers to have at a party is little cocktail smokies. But this time I wanted to try something new and different with the sauce that would elevate it to a whole new level.

This sauce takes four ingredients: grape jelly, honey barbecue sauce, and Texas Pete CHA! I loved how it turned out! The sweet and spicy flavors together were rockin’.

Party food should be the easiest to make. And these smokies were super simple. Just mix up the sauce ingredients in a bowl, place the smokies in a crock pot, and pour the sauce over the smokies. Stir everything together and set the crock pot on high heat for 2 1/2 hours, or until the smokies are heated through. And that is it!

So yummy and so easy! We loved having these cocktail smokies for the big game (which our team totally won, by the way). I didn’t tell my husband about the new sauce when he tried them. And when he tried his first cocktail smoky and his eyes got wider, I wasn’t at all surprised! He immediately said, “What is in this sauce? It’s awesome!” Texas Pete CHA! addedt the perfect amount of spicy kick and a fabulous flavor to the smokies that I will not leave out again. So so good!

5 from 2 votes
Cocktail Smokies
Cocktail Smokies
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 5 mins

You don't get an easier and more flavorful appetizer than Cocktail Smokies! Only four ingredients needed to make this sweet and spicy dish.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
  • 2 13 oz packages Lit'l Smokies
  • 1/2 c grape jelly
  • 1 c honey barbecue sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Texas Pete CHA!
  1. Combine grape jelly, honey barbecue sauce, and Texas Pete CHA! in a bowl.

  2. Place smokies in a crock pot and pour sauce over them; stir together.

  3. Cover and heat on high for 2 1/2 hours, or until heated through.

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  1. Amy C. says

    Your recipe sounds delicious and I’ll have to look for this new product. I think I might try this in my homemade guacamole and see what it adds to it and I also think it might be yummy in a ranch dipping sauce for veggies to give it a little kick. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. David says

    My favorite one to try from their website is the recipe for Texas Pete® CHA! Spicy Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf. If you combine bacon and sriracha with anything it would be delicious, add meatloaf and it is something I wouldn’t want to pass up.

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