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Smoked Sausage with BBQ Sauce

Skillet Smoked Sausage with Caramelized BBQ Sauce

Skillet smoked sausage with caramelized sticky BBQ sauce makes a quick and easy delicious main dish or appetizer.
5 from 3 votes


  • 1 package (13 ounces) smoked sausage turkey, beef, pork, or a combination of meat types
  • 1/2 cup prepared barbecue sauce a barbecue sauce on the sweet side works nicely


  • Cut the smoked sausage in widthwise slices that are a little thicker than 1/2-inch (between 1/2-inch and 3/4-inch wide).
  • Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add the sliced sausage.
  • Using a spatula or a pair of cooking tongs, turn the sausage over as it cooks so that each side of the sausage will brown.
  • Once the sausage is browned on both sides (about 5 minutes) turn the heat off of the pan and transfer the sausage onto a paper towel-lined plate. Pat the sausages with a paper towel to remove any excess grease.
  • Remove any excess grease left in the pan if needed. Heat the same skillet on medium heat and add the browned slices of sausage back to the pan.
  • To the pan, add prepared barbecue sauce. Stir the sausages and BBQ sauce together until each slice is completely coated with the sauce.
  • Continue stirring as the barbecue sauce gets thicker and caramelizes. The barbecue sauce should get sticky.
  • As soon as the barbecue sauce is thick, caramelized and sticky (about 5 minutes), remove the pan from the heat.
  • Serve while warm. When dishing up the sausages on serving plates, use a spatula to get all of the delicious caramelized sauce from the pan and add it to the plated sausages.
  • Serve as a main dish or add toothpicks to each slice of sausage and serve as an appetizer.