With fall comes game time and we love getting some great game day appetizers going in the kitchen to celebrate the start of football season! I thought I’d share one of my most favorite and most easy appetizers today…they’re made with a homemade Dr Pepper® BBQ Sauce recipe and our favorite kielbasa!! Let’s see how delicious this Dr Pepper BBQ Smoked Sausage recipe is for game day!
The recipe is SO simple. You can find all ingredients at your local grocery store or I’m willing to bet you have most of these ingredients already on hand!! And since Dr Pepper is the official drink of college football fans, it’s only natural that their rich, indulgent and one of a kind flavor is the main ingredient in this tailgating appetizers!!
Dr Pepper BBQ Smoked Sausage
- 12 oz Dr Pepper Soda
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup chili sauce
- 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
Whisk all BBQ sauce ingredients together in a bowl and bring sauce to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer sauce for 20 minutes or until thickened.
In a separate skillet, add sliced Eckrich sausage with a little olive oil and brown lightly.
Once sauce is thickened add sausage is cooked, combine the two into a small crockpot and put temperature on low. Serve with toothpicks or set out slider buns to make mini sandwiches.
Whisk all the ingredients together, then while the sauce is simmering, get your Smoked Sausage ready to go!! Smoked Sausage is one of our favorite easy dinner and appetizer ideas because it’s easy to prepare, so we spend less time in the kitchen, which means more time to watch the game and hang out with friends and family!
I hope you enjoyed this easy tailgating recipe idea! My whole family loves the homemade Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce and the Eckrich Smoked Sausage is literally good with ANYTHING on it…so if you prefer it plain, it’s just as good that way too!