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Tonight’s Dinner: Barbecue crunch dogs recipe

Hot dogs are the perfect answer for a weekend cookout. But instead of grilling them up and smothering them in ketchup and mustard, why not try cooking them in barbecue sauce?

When I think of barbecue sauce, chicken and ribs come to mind. After all, that’s what one typically sees at restaurants that specialize in barbecue and summer parties. Something else I tend to see (and serve) at summer parties are hot dogs. I usually cook them up on the grill because they’re easy and a guaranteed hit with the kiddies. So, thanks to a Better Homes and Gardens suggestion, I decided to combine my two favorite summer party recipes and serve up some hot dogs that would thrill the adults just as much as the kids.

Barbecue crunch dogs

Serves 8


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 1 (6 ounce) bag coleslaw mix
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 1 bag potato chips


  1. Whisk together the ketchup, vinegar, honey, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder and garlic powder until well combined. Transfer ketchup mixture to a large saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Add the hot dogs and cook for about five minutes or until heated through.
  3. While the hot dogs cook, toast the buns and place on serving plates when ready.
  4. Sprinkle coleslaw mix in each bun. Place the hot dog on top of the slaw, top with potato chips and serve.

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