“Chipotle-Barbecue Sausage Bites: Substitute 2 (16-oz.) packages cocktail-size smoked sausages for meatballs. Proceed with recipe as directed, decreasing water to 1/2 cup and simmering mixture 15 minutes. From Southern Living.”
1 (28ounce) bottle barbecue sauce
1 (18ounce) jar cherry preserves
3 canned chipotle chiles in adobo, undrained
1 tablespoonadobo sauce, from can
1 1⁄2 cupswater
1 (32ounce) package frozen meatballs
Whisk together first 4 ingredients and 1 1/2 cups water in a Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add meatballs; return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, 40 to 45 minutes. (Sauce will thicken.) .
Keep warm in a slow cooker on WARM or LOW, if desired.