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Perhaps you ve been gathering your favorite crockpot appetizer recipes in preparation for the holiday season. Or maybe you like to entertain year round. Either way you know your guests love to nibble on tasty treats as they mingle and visit so you want to be prepared. Even when planning a big sit-down meal your dinner guests will always make room for a few bites before dinner. The trick to serving good appetizers is serving an attractive and delicious variety. This may be easier said than done when you have become so accustomed to making certain appetizers year after year. When you entertain guests you make everything special. Shouldn t your appetizers be special too? Go ahead and put your crockpot to work as you improve on your classic appetizers like cheese dips cocktail wienies meatballs and even simple dishes of assorted nuts.
Start by making your favorite meatball recipe form the mini meatballs then brown them in a heavy skillet with cooking oil. Once they re brown put them in your crock pot. Mix together in a separate bowl a combination of ingredients starting with beer. Add any or all of the following ingredients to the beer - spicy tomato juice mustard horseradish Worcestershire sauce garlic onion hot sauce red pepper flakes or anything that sounds good to you. Pour this sauce over the meatballs in the crockpot turn the heat to low and let it cook for about 2 hours or a little more until you re sure the meatballs are cooked thoroughly. You won t find these meatballs on just any buffet! Nutty Snacks - I always think some pretty bowls of assorted nuts placed on tables around the room is a nice touch.
But instead of just dumping some mixed nuts in a bowl why not cook up a batch to surprise your holiday guests? Because pecans are often associated with sweet snacks and desserts these Cajun Style Pecans will be quite the surprise indeed! Choose the spices that you would normally associate with a good Cajun dish. You ll probably want ground onion and garlic of course and cayenne pepper chili powder oregano basil and thyme. Mix these together then add to some melted butter and pecans in your crockpot. Cover your crockpot and turn it to high for about 10 minutes then uncover and turn to low. Continue cooking on low uncovered for about 2 hours. Stir the contents a few times to keep the pecans coated and toasting evenly. After they re done cooking just cool the pecans by spreading them on a baking sheet rack or paper towels.