3(14 ounce)packages fully cooked smoked sausagesliced slightly on the diagonal
2tablespoonsvegetable oilor just enough to coat bottom of skillet
Heat oil in a large skillet over HIGH heat. Sauté sausage in batches for just a minute or two until browned. Transfer browned sausage to a double layer of paper towels and blot away excess grease and then transfer to your slow cooker.
Whisk together the sauce ingredients and pour them over the sausage. Stir to combine. Cover and set slow cooker to LOW and cook for 3 to 4 hours or HIGH for 2 to 3 hours.
Keep the sausages in your slow cooker for the duration of your party to keep them warm. Serve with toothpicks.
To add some heat, substitute a spicy sausage (like andoullie) or use a spicy BBQ sauce. I like to use a combination of Kinder's Hot and Mild BBQ Sauce. Perfection!