Grape Dogs

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Total Time
5 mins
25 mins

United States Congressman The Honorable Steven C. LaTourette (Ohio) used his "Grape Dogs" recipe several years ago at a "Real Men Can Cook" contest for a charity in Lake County, Ohio and won. He says Grape Dogs are a crowd-pleasing appetizer at tailgate and cocktail parties, and also says the tangy sauce is delicious with meatballs.

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  • 24 fluid ounces chili sauce
  • 8 fluid ounces grape jelly
  • 20 hot dogs, sliced into ¾- to 1-inch pieces (mini, bite-sized hot dogs can also be used)


  1. Heat chili sauce in a medium saucepan until boiling.
  2. Blend in the jelly and stir in two packages of your favorite, sliced hot dogs.
  3. Simmer on low heat for 20 minutes.
  4. Serve warm on toothpicks.
  5. Grape dogs can also be prepared in a crock-pot.