Lil Smokies with Grape Jelly Chili Sauce

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My very good friend and roommate in college Ashley shared this recipe with me first. I thought it sounded crazy. Grape jelly and chili sauce?!

But it’s not crazy at all, it’s sweet and sour in all the right ways and totally addicting and crave-able. (Plus there is something fun about cooking with grape jelly, am I right?)

When I saw the Hillshire Farm “Buy 3 Save 3 Deal” at Safeway (Save $3 when you buy ANY THREE participating Hillshire Brands products using Safeway’s Just for U program) I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

Buy some lunch meat for lunches for the week — buy some sausages for dinner — and lil smokies for a football Sunday treat.

I save so much money when I meal plan for the week and this worked out perfectly.

These lil smokies are so easy. Two bottles of Heinz chili sauce in the pot.

One 16 oz jar of grape jelly in the pot.

Hillshire Farm Lit’l Smokies in the pot.

Turn it on high heat, let cook for an hour or so and BAM. That’s it.

P.S. Austin is still sick with a cough. We have been to the doctor four times already and a specialist. He can’t get rid of this cough. Anyone have the same problems with their little ones? How long can a bad cough last? It’s been almost a month now.

5 Responses to “Lil Smokies with Grape Jelly Chili Sauce”

  1. Made in Sonoma posted on October 16, 2013 at 6:26 pm (#)

    These remind me of my childhood. My great aunt would always bring them to family get togethers. David loves them. I should make these for him for a football game.

    Sorry to hear about Austin’s cough!

  2. Gina DC posted on October 16, 2013 at 6:30 pm (#)

    About the cough, my son wheezes and coughs and has since before he was a year old (he’s 6 now). We had a flare up in May in which even after two rounds of oral steroids and antibiotics, rescue breathing treatments around the clock and inhaled steroids, he wheezed for a month. We went to the doctor every two days. As long as the air is moving in his lungs and his oxygen levels stay where they belong we really just try to go on with our day to day lives. Hope Austin feels better soon!

  3. Caitlyn {Home Sweet Ruby} posted on October 16, 2013 at 7:50 pm (#)

    These look perfect for my husband’s friends who are visiting us next week!! There is no way a bunch of dudes won’t love them!

  4. Tracy Byrne posted on October 17, 2013 at 1:40 am (#)

    No joke, I was just talking about these with my roommates! We are hosting a little get-together this weekend and these would be perfect! I hope Austin gets better soon!

  5. Maguijo posted on October 17, 2013 at 6:06 pm (#)

    Take Austin to a chiropractor. My daughter had endless ear infections and sinusitis when she was a baby. They were about to put tubes in her ears at the age of 6 months when a friend recommended chiropractic care. I did not believe that could help, but it seemed reasonable to try ANYTHING before surgery on a baby, so I took her. The chiropractor picked her up and did a teeny, tiny movement with her hands on my baby’s neck…and BAM. She stopped crying. Her nose started draining properly and her ears stopped bothering her. After that, she only needed one other adjustment and went on to have a healthy childhood.

    Good luck with Austin! Thank you for all your great posts.

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