Air Fryer BBQ Little Smokies

These Air Fryer BBQ Lil Smokies are one of my top favorite appetizers to serve and enjoy at parties, or when watching a big game with the family. They’re sweet and tangy cocktail sausages that get a perfect crispy exterior with help from the air fryer.plate of air fryer bbq lil smokies

They’re an absolute cinch to make and most times you won’t need to worry about any leftovers!

TIPS FOR MAKING AIR FRYER BBQ LITTLE SMOKIES

  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket otherwise your Lil smokies won’t cook as they should. Rather cook in batches to allow for a good amount of air circulation in the air fryer.
  • Allow the Lil smokies to rest for a few minutes before serving as you would with any meat.
  • You can use any type of cocktail sausage that you love the most – beef, pork, chicken, or even a mixture of these.
  • If you can’t find cocktail sausages, use regular sausage but cut it down to size.
  • If you don’t enjoy any form of chili in your food, simply omit the chili seasoning from the sauce mixture. On the other hand, if you’d enjoy a hotter sauce, add in extra chili seasoning or cayenne pepper.

ingredients for air fryer bbq lil smokies

Air Fryer BBQ Little Smokies

  1. Spray your air fryer tray with cooking spray.little smokies in air fryer basket
  2. Add the little smokies to your air fryer tray and cook at 350F on the air fry setting for 7-8 minutes, tossing halfway through.cooked little smokies in air fryer basket
  3. In a medium sized bowl, add the cooked smokies, bbq sauce, brown sugar and seasoning and toss to coat.smokies in a bowl with sauce ingredients
  4. Return the coated smokies to the air fryer to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to caramelize the sauce.coated smokies in basket
  5. Remove the smokies from the air fryer and serve with toothpicks, enjoy!holding one smokie with a tooth pick

 

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WHAT KIND OF AIR FRYER SHOULD I USE?

  • I used a 5.8 quart-sized Cosori air fryer but you can use any air fryer that you own for making these air fryer BBQ lil smokies. Of course, cooking times can vary depending on the brand of air fryer used so be sure to use the recipe times as a guide.

HOW SHOULD I STORE THESE AIR FRYER BBQ LITTLE SMOKIES?

  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You also have the option to freeze these BBQ Lil smokies for up to 3 months.
  • You can reheat these BBQ lil smokies in the oven or in the air fryer to give them some crunchy crispness again.

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Air Fryer BBQ Little Smokies

These Air Fryer BBQ Little Smokies are one of my top favorite appetizers to serve and enjoy at parties, or when watching a big game with the family.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 4 oz packages little smokies cocktail sausages
  • ½ cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  • Spray your air fryer tray with cooking spray.
  • Add the little smokies to your air fryer tray and cook at 350F on the air fry setting for 7-8 minutes, tossing halfway through.
  • In a medium sized bowl, add the cooked smokies, bbq sauce, brown sugar and seasoning and toss to coat.
  • Return the coated smokies to the air fryer to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to caramelize the sauce.
  • Remove the smokies from the air fryer and serve with toothpicks, enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 923mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 218IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

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