Published Mar 5th
Prep 5m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 8 servings Calories 403.9

These are great for the holidays or special occasions. I am always asked to bring these for our office parties and they are the first to go.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (14 ounce) bottle ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard (such as French's®)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅓ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 (16 ounce) packages cocktail-size smoked link sausages (such as Hillshire Farm Lit'l Smokies ®)

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Stir the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, cinnamon, and cloves together in a saucepan over low heat; cook until completely warmed, about 5 minutes. Add the sausages and continue cooking until the sausages are heated through, stirring occasionally, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 403.9
  • Carbohydrate 19.8 g
  • Cholesterol 70.4 mg
  • Fat 30.4 g
  • Fiber 0.2 g
  • Protein 14.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 12.8 g
  • Sodium 1652.7 mg
  • Sugar 17.8 g


  1. Delicious! I was skeptical of the cinnamon and cloves but they really made the sauce tasty. I doubled all the ingredients except for the ketchup and it wasn't too ketchupy tasting. My husband (a huge little smokie fan) loved it!
  2. I did not care for this at all. Too much katchup flavor. I ended up putting more brown sugar in to it and reheated it. This was very salty so I feel I need to balance out the salt with more sugar. I do like the cinnamon and cloves but I'll have to find another - Read more ...
  3. Yum! I made it exactly how stated and love the taste. It's different than the typical bbq sauce & jelly recipe that people tend to do but in a very good way. Everything blends together nicely and it's not ketchupy at all. I always make this in a crock-pot since I bring this to my - Read more ...
  4. If you like ketchup these are a winner. I followed the recipe exactly and think it is a winner just like this!
  5. I have always used bottled bbq sauce to make lil smokies but these were really good and very easy. I added some garlic and onion powders. I will probably make them like this from now on! Thanks.
  6. Delicious and very easy to make! Used 1 cup of ketchup and 3/4 a cup of Barbecue Sauce.
  7. I got the courage to go with this recipe with the unusual ingredients of cinnamon and cloves.... glad I did. This is slightly different from your typical BBQ sauce type dish - and certainly not Italian. Rather a tangy/sweet flavor. Since this was an appetizer for a pot luck party - wasn't looking for a - Read more ...
  8. I exchanged 5 oz of the ketchup for bbq sauce and added 5 drops of tabasco sauce. I had read that someone thought it was to ketchupy and what I did corrected that. They went fast!
  9. It was okay. Better after many hours of soaking in the sauce. It still carried that ketchup taste. Not sure what I'd do differently. Great in a pinch since most of the ingredients are in your kitchen.
  10. This sauce is so good! I love the cinnamon and clove addition. Adds just the right amount of spice.

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