Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Deviled Hot Dog Bites-Retro Football Party Appetizer

As soon as I saw this old 1952 French's advertisement I knew I had to whip up some Deviled Hot Dog Bites for the playoffs! My twist is to either cut the hotdogs into 1" bite size pieces or pick up little cocktail franks (the little franks would be fancier for company, you know your crowd). This tangy sauce begs to be served with a nice ~cold beverage~ and the slashes in the hotdog are simply a vehicle for delivering more sauce. And, um, we all know everything's more fun eaten with a food pick... I chose Eagles green:@)
 The temperature outside was 2 degrees when I made this... That's why we have George Foreman grills folks:@)

I found a fun (and sometimes ~interesting~) site called Hey, My Mom Used To Make That HERE. If you have some time, pour a cuppa and take a walk down memory lane:@)
While French's calls this a BBQ sauce, it's not what we would call BBQ sauce today. This is a puckery, tangy, vibrant hotdog topping. The bites with green pepper are especially nice.

Deviled HotDogs-from old French's advertisement
Hotdogs-looks like a package of 8-10
medium onion, minced
small green bell pepper, minced
2 Tblsp butter
2 Tblsp brown sugar
3/4 C ketchup
2 Tblsp yellow mustard
1 Tblsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp salt-this is a 1952 measurement... We'd probably cut back, or eliminate, today
  1. Slash tops of frankfurters (whether regular or cocktail size), brown in skillet or on grill.
  2. Mix everything else in pot and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Mix in hotdogs and serve hot/warm with food picks.
  4. **I think this would work well in the Little Dipper Crock Pot too. Mix everything, add to crock pot, paper towel under lid, and heat for 1 hour and 30 minutes, stirring every 30 minutes.
Enjoy the games and have a happy day:@)


  1. haha, my mom used to make this!! Sounds perfect for football watching!

  2. I always think I don't enjoy hot dogs....until I taste one again! I have a feeling this would be a hit at my house!!! A fun retro recipe :)

  3. Sounds fun and like perfect game day fare Lynn! 2 degrees is George Foreman and Snuggie weather, stay warm!

  4. I never had deviled hot dogs, but now I want some!


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