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
- 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
- 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.
- Add the hot dogs and cook for about five minutes or until heated through.
- While the hot dogs cook, toast the buns and place on serving plates when ready.
- Sprinkle coleslaw mix in each bun. Place the hot dog on top of the slaw, top with potato chips and serve.