Hot Dog Appetizer

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Recipe by TTFN4464

I found this recipe on another website and decided to try it out during a family get together. Everyone loved it and it only lasted 10 minutes at the party! Its not that same old recipe with mini viennas, this one is different and great tasting! If you want to have enough for you to try, better make extra!

Top Review by dbinst

This recipe was great for our Halloween party. Simple basic ingredients, and very easy. Just a couple things changed so I could put a sign on my crockpot that said "BARBEQUE TAPEWORMS" Boil a large pot of water. Cut the hot dogs in half and then in strips. Drop them into the boiling water, 1# at a time. Boil for a few minutes. It gets the grease out of the hot dogs, and also makes them curl up - for better tapeworm presentation. Follow the rest of the recipe, also adding a dash of hot pepper seeds and 2 dashes of worchestershire.
You also inspired my "PETRIFIED WORMS". I used 1# of hot dogs, cut in the same strips. Tiny bit of butter in the pan and fry them. Fried hot dogs..everyone likes them ;) Makes a small bowl. Thanks for the great recipe!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix brown sugar, ketchup and beer together in a large sauce pan.
  2. Cut up the hot dogs into bite size pieces and drop into the brown sugar mixture.
  3. Heat on low heat about 45 minutes or until the hot dogs start to plump and burst at the edges.
  4. Serve from a hot dish or in a crock pot. Mine never made it to the hot plate, everyone ate it before I had the chance! Next time I'll make extra.

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