Drunken Sailors

Drunken Sailors

19 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    6 h
  • Ready In

    6 h 15 m
Recipe by  Travelbug

“This easy appetizer is perfect for your pre-game football tailgating parties or other special occasions.”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  1. Pour the ketchup and barbecue sauce into a slow cooker. Stir in the brown sugar, whiskey, and sausage. Set on Low, and cook for 6 hours. Serve hot with toothpicks.

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I made this today for dinner. The title says it all! Drunken, indeed. Bf said the sauce reminds him of the Jack Daniel sauce at TGIF that he likes, but the alcohol in this was a bit too strong. We used Wild Turkey whiskey because that's what we had, so we may try to use Jack Daniels next time or use less. It makes a lot of sauce in comparison to the Kielbasa, so I may use more Kielbasa next time. I tried it plain and on a bun; it was good both ways, we will just modify the alcohol a bit next time. Thanks!

cuisine debutant

cuisine debutant

I thought these tasted delicious. I used two packages of keilbasa but did not double the liquids based on other reviews that there was a lot of liquid. I added just a few more ounces of the ketchup and bbq sauce. I did use a little more brown sugar and kept with the 1/2 cup whiskey. Simmered on low for 6 hours just as stated and was very pleased. I did taste test throughout the day, and it seems that while it tasted good throughout the day, the long simmering time really does the trick and they became so tender after the full 6 hours.

Sarah Jo

Sarah Jo

I used grape jelly, omitted the brown sugar and cut back on the whiskey. I also added pepper and cut up a sweet onion and added it to the bottom of the pot. This'll be good beside rice or macaroni and cheese.

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 499 cal
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 21 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs
  • 57.1 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 10.4 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 2054 mg
  • 82%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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