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Party Franks

These tiny, tangy appetizers have broad appeal. I prepare them often for holiday gatherings, weddings and family reunions. They're convenient to serve at parties since the sauce can be made ahead and then reheated with the franks before serving. —Lucille Howell, Portland, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 large lemon, sliced
  • 2-1/2 to 3 pounds miniature hot dogs or smoked sausage links


  • In a saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir in the next 11 ingredients. Add lemon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until slightly thickened, 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Discard lemon slices. Place hot dogs in a 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with sauce. Bake, uncovered, at 350° until heated through, 18-20 minutes. Keep warm; serve with toothpicks.
Nutrition Facts
1/3 cup: 268 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 1047mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 9g protein.

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  • lvarner
    Jul 1, 2018

    These wrre very easy to make and were a big hit. They were loved by kids and adults alike!

  • msvplinda
    Feb 19, 2018

    These were too vinegar tasting and smelling for our family. If I make them again, I would decrease the cider vinegar to 1/4 cup.

  • gta1178944
    Apr 11, 2013

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  • chellie125
    Aug 15, 2010

    This is a great recipe. I love the tangy sauce. Whenever I make this, I have to double the recipe because my family loves them so much. I would encourage everyone to try and make this at least won't regret it!