Lit’l Smokies and Spinach Tartlets #BringHillshireHome

** I have been compensated for this post by Hillshire Brands™ through the Mom it Forward Blogger Network but opinions are 100% my own.**
 Can you believe that the holiday season is fast approaching? Gatherings with family and friends will occur and company will come visit, and with that comes serving delicious things to eat.

Today, I have a super yummy appetizer recipe for you that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Plus, it is easy! 

Mmmmmm… they are so good and no one would ever suspect they were made using Lit’l Smokies.
Plus, Lit’l Smokies are a great source of protein so you are making a healthy appetizer as well! 

Want to learn how to create these for yourself?
Of course you do!!

-Hillshire Brand- Hillshire Farm Beef Lit’l Smokies
-Crescent Rolls
-Onion (I used white onion but I think red would be delicious too)
-18 oz (small jar) Jar of Grape Jelly
-12 oz Jar of Chili Sauce
-Italian Blend Shredded Cheese

To Start:
In a bowl, spoon half of the jar of grape jelly and half a jar of chili sauce, and stir.
Place in the microwave to heat up. I start with 1 min. then stir and judge how much more time it needs by the jelly. Another 30 secs to 1 min should be good to get it nice, warm, and combined.
Place the Lit’l Smokies in the sauce and let sit.
Place the same number of Lit’l Smokies in the bowl as to the number of tartlets you plan on making.
Then, put in a few more for good measure.

While your Lit’l Smokies are marinating in the sauce, pull our our crescent rolls, open, and tear them apart. You will then fold 2 of the corners in on itself to form a rectangle. Pressing with your fingers, spread the roll out larger so it fills a muffin tin.

 Now it is time to mince your onion and then chop up your spinach.
Then, pull the Lit’l Smokies out of the sauce and chop them up. I chopped each Lit’l Smokies into 4 pieces.
Time to fill your tartlets.
Begin with some spinach leaves. Don’t worry about putting to much… it will cook down while baking.
Next, place your onions and Lit’l Smokies.
Then, using a teaspoon, spoon a little bit of the sauce into the tart. Not too much… don’t want it to make the bottom soggy.
Lastly, top with the shredded cheese.
Bake in the oven at 375.
I baked mine for 10 mins but judge by your oven if it needs a little more time.

Serve and enjoy! 
They are sure to be a big hit at your next party! 
We have a Safeway Store less than 10 mins from our house so that is my go to place for all my grocery shopping needs. If you have a Safeway near you, they have a Just for U program with their Safeway card that makes saving so easy! If you shop there and don’t use the program, you are missing out!
All you have to do is go to their site or use their Safeway App to browse all the coupons and click “Add” to add that coupon to your card. Give your card to the cashier at checkout to scan and boom… if you bought those items then the coupon is applied to your purchase. How easy is that?!

Hillshire Brands™ currently has numerous coupons on Just for U for all sorts of products, including the Lit’l Smokies, so before you shop, be sure to add it to your card to get the savings! You can add protein to every meal with all the coupons that are available.

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  • Colleen
    October 21, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    These look Wonderful, but was wondering what size jar of Grape jelly and Chili sauce did you use