This slow-cooked BBQ sausage recipe is effortless but full of flavor. It’s a great option for a BBQ meal without the hassle! You are going to love this slow-cooked BBQ sausage recipe.
For all the BBQ and sausage lovers out there, look no further. This slow cooker recipe is quick and painless when it comes to dinner time. It’s perfect for a family dinner, or even a work gathering where it’s sure to make a memorable impression!
Slow Cooked BBQ Ranch Sausage Recipe
This is such a simple dinner for those busy nights, without the guilt of eating fast food. Slow Cooked BBQ Sausage is, by far, a showstopper in the slow cooker realm.
What’s in this BBQ Sausage recipe?
Some of the ingredients are common household staples, making your grocery list pretty straightforward.
- Smoked Sausage
- BBQ Sauce
- Ranch Dry Seasoning
- Frozen Mini Corn Cobs
- Potatoes (small)
- Potato Toppings (cheese, sour cream, bacon bits, etc.)
- Salad Greens
- Aluminum Foil
What kind of sausage should I use?
Typically, this recipe is made with a type of smoked sausage to give the meal that classic smoky BBQ taste. However, you can spice it up or dull it down, and use whatever sausage you have leftover.
What kind of potatoes should I use?
Waxy potatoes, like red and yellow, are outstanding for holding their shape in a slow cooker. Either of those will do, just make sure they’re small!
Can I customize this recipe?
Yes! The world isn’t without picky eaters, and thankfully this recipe can be easily changed to fit your family’s needs. Frequent alterations include adding in a mixture of peppers to give the BBQ a spicy flare. Adding in onions with the sausage is a simple way to infuse the sausage with more of a personalized touch.
Is this recipe low carb?
As it stands, this recipe has low carb ingredients in it but is not completely considered low carb with the use of potatoes and corn. That being said, throwing in some fresh broccoli, mushrooms, zucchini, or green beans in place of the starchy vegetables will complete your low carb supper.
Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
Of course. The sausage mixture can be frozen for up to three months but two months is recommended for the best quality meat. As for the vegetables, corn on the cob can be stored for up to six months and this amount of time can be lengthened if frozen corn is bought from the store.
Potatoes, however, aren’t recommended to be frozen while they are raw due to the high water content in them. If you plan to freeze your meal, it may be best to leave out the potatoes until the day you’re cooking or choose another vegetable that can be frozen.
Another option is storing your meal in the fridge. With this method, everything in the recipe can be stored in your fridge and reheated for a maximum of three days.
Follow the steps on this recipe card to make our Slow Cooked BBQ Sausage and let your slow cooker do the work. You can even pin it on Pinterest from here and save it for later or share it with a friend!
- 2 lbs smoked sausage
- 2 C BBQ sauce
- 1 T dry ranch seasoning
- 6 frozen mini corn cobs
- 6 baking potatoes
- 1 C BBQ sauce
- potato toppings (butter, sour cream, cheese, bacon bits) butter, sour cream, bacon bits, cheese
- 6 C salad greens
- Add first 3 ingredients to large zipper bag. Zip to seal.
- Wrap each corn cob and potato individually in foil.
- Add sausage mixture to crock.
- Add a layer of foil and pile corn and potatoes on top.
- Cook on low for 4 - 5 hours.
- Serve sausage with extra sauce, corn, potatoes and green salad.
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