Trader Joe's Easy BBQ

I've been loving all of the new items at Trader Joe's lately. My latest find was their cocktail pups. They are like Lil' Smokies, except don't have ingredients I can't pronounce! Trader Joe's has a sample area and the day I visited the store, they were serving cocktail pups with BBQ sauce and potato salad. Combine with a green salad or veggie. Easy dinner in a snap!

P.S. The portion size is perfect for an at-home date night. 

Here's how to make this meal:

Warm the cocktail pups in a cup of BBQ sauce in a small sauce pot. Sauté green beans with olive oil in a large pan. Add diced garlic, salt, & pepper. Remove potato salad from the fridge. Plate items. Serve alongside your favorite beverage. Ours is root beer


  • TJ's Cocktail Pops
  • TJ's Kansas Style BBQ Sauce
  • TJ's Old Fashioned Potato Salad
  • Green Beans, olive oil, garlic, & S&P