Posted on April 5, 2017

Polynesian Poppers (BBQ Pineapple Cocktail Sausages) | Simple Appetizer

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Ah… the cocktail sausage.  Staple of party appetizer menus nationwide!  There are several reasons that these miniature sausages make a great addition to any party – they’re cheap, tasty and super easy to prepare.  (You can literally heat and serve them.) If you’re looking for a simple appetizer, this is about as easy as it gets.

I love tossing them into our small warming crock pot before a party and I usually add a squirt of barbecue sauce to jazz them up a little.

Last week I made them and added a small piece of pineapple to each toothpick.  OhEMgee.  DELICIOUS!  It was the perfect combo of tangy + sweet.

Make it even simpler: If you don’t have time to dice up a fresh pineapple (if you do, you NEED this pineapple corer!), you can absolutely substitute canned pineapple!!

You will need:

Cocktail Sausages
Pineapple (cut into 1 inch cubes)
Barbecue Sauce

BBQ Cocktail Sausages

How to make: 

1. Add entire package of cocktail sausages to crock pot.

Cocktail Sausages

2. Add some BBQ sauce (I added about 1/2 Cup) and stir until all sausages are coated.

BBQ Sauce on Cocktail Sausages

BBQ Cocktail Sausage

3. Heat on low/warm for a couple of hours, until heated through.  Sometimes I’ll leave them in the crock pot during the party and let guests help themselves.  For these poppers I heated them in the crock pot for about 2 hours and then removed them.

Sausage in Crock Pot

4. Place each cocktail sausage on a toothpick with a piece of pineapple.  Drizzle with BBQ sauce and serve!

Polynesian Poppers Crock Pot

Polynesian Poppers


BBQ Pineapple Cocktail Sausages

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