It is winter and that means it’s almost time for the main event: The Big Game! It does not make any difference if you’re a die-hard football fan or just want to check out all the pricey commercials, food is the big attraction also. With the Super Bowl parties being just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about some great appetizers to go with the big event.
These bourbon smokies are sure to be as big a hit as the game itself. When I take them to a party, they are one of the fastest going appetizers. It is the combination of the brown sugar and bourbon that gives the smokies all the flavor. Actually, you could make meatballs with the sauce and have the same results.
The great thing is that they are quick and easy to make. I add just a splash more of bourbon than is in the recipe and at the party; the aroma leads everyone right to the dish. Serve them with colorful toothpicks and let the game begin!
Nippy Bourbon Smokies
1 large package of Little Smokies
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup catsup
½ cup bourbon whiskey
¼ cup onion, grated
In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar, catsup, whiskey and onion. Bring to a boil.
Turn down the heat to a simmer and add the Little Smokies.
Simmer for 30 minutes or until the smokies look plump and the sauce thickens.
Serve in a bowl with colorful toothpicks.
Delicious nippy appetizer!