UFCW members make many of the foods we enjoy throughout the holidays and we’re always eager to shine a spotlight on the the people behind the foods we all love.
Klement’s Cocktail Smokies are made by UFCW Local 1473 members in Milwaukee, WI. The cocktail smokies are fully cooked, don’t have any MSG, and are gluten free. Klement’s has been around for 60 years and their products are still made in small batches by hard-working union members using premium ingredients and leaner cuts of meat.
According to the Klement company, the sausages re-create the old country flavor that goes back generations in the Klement family to their roots in central Europe.
UFCW Local 1473 Slow Cooker Cocktail Smokies
This recipe is made in a slow cooker, but you can also make them on the stove top, just be sure not to turn the heat up too high or else they’ll burn.
2 packages 14 oz. Klement’s Bratwurst Cocktail Smokies
1 cup BBQ sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 Tbsp. minced garlic
Place all ingredients in the slow cooker and stir to mix. Cook in a slow cooker for 2 hours on high or 4 hours on low. Make sure the smokies are hot before serving.