This hearty dip is filled to the brim with chiles, tomatoes, sausage, and more! It’s cheesy and perfect for dipping!
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During the holidays, I do my best to simplify – especially when it comes to making food.
You see, one of my favorite parts of the holidays is all the delicious food, and I love coming up with it.
However, at the same time, I do not love spending all day in the kitchen coming up with complicated dishes. Instead, I love taking simple, multi-purpose ingredients and coming up with a quick recipe that I know people will love.
In our family, we LOVE anything that can be made in a slow cooker – especially when we are feeding a crowd. For the longest time, we’ve made bacon wrapped Lit’l Smokies® smoked sausages for most get togethers. They are always a huge hit.
However, the other day, I thought it would be fun to try something a little new – something different. Something that I could just throw in the slow cooker and go.
So, I made these slow cooker BBQ Smokies® smoked sausages…and…and they are SO good! Not only did they literally take just a few minutes to assemble in the slow cooker, but they made the perfect addition to another recipe I was going to make right after.
I picked up a party size package of the Hillshire Lit’l Smokies® smoked sausages from Sam’s Club, because, well, during the holiday season, the more the better! I figured it would give me enough for when we were eating these, but I would have enough leftover for the dip I was hoping to make the next day.
For this recipe, you just need:
- 48-ounce package of Lit'L Smokies® smoked sausages
- 1 bottle of favorite BBQ sauce
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- ½ Tablespoon onion powder
- 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
- Cook on high for two hours. Enjoy!
Now, for the recipe I made with the leftovers! I think there’s nothing better than a delicious dip. We always have them when we throw parties, and I feel like they are the perfect party food.
This recipe really is everything but the kitchen sink – but don’t worry, all the flavors blend together perfectly. It’s a recipe that you can throw together in recipes (are you sensing a theme today?), but it just works.
I mean, anything with beans, some meat, and, of course, cheese, is going to be amazing, right??!
After I made these, Jack kept asking for us to get it out so he could have even more. I was happy to oblige, because it meant I could sneak a few more bites as well.
Oh, and you’ll see in the video that I didn’t put any spices in – we felt that while the flavor was good, it needed a little more of a punch, so we added a few more ingredients to the list. I also didn’t chop up the Lit’l Smokies® smoked sausagesas fine as I would have liked, so make sure you chop them up nice and small for a more cohesive dip!
- 1 can refried beans
- 1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes
- 1 small can diced green chiles
- ½ pound ground sausage, cooked and crumbled (I used turkey sausage)
- 1 cup diced Lit'l Smokies® smoked sausages smokies
- ½ jar white queso dip
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
- Combine all ingredients except for the Monterrey Jack cheese in a ball until everything is smooth and combined.
- Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top.
- Pour into an 8x8 baking dish.
- Bake at 400 for 15 minutes, or until cheese is nice and bubbly.