Sweet and Sour Cocktail "Dogs" with Pineapple

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

A tasty, reliable recipe you can make ahead when planning a party! Shared by my SIL, we've enjoyed this recipe for years, and it's one of the first to disappear at parties. Freezes well.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup catsup
  • 1 cup grape jelly
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
  • 2 (16 ounce) packages cocktail franks or 2 (16 ounce) packages cocktail franks or 2 (16 ounce) packages hot dogs


  1. If using full-sized dog/franks, cut them into one-inch pieces.
  2. Over low heat, simmer catsup, jelly, lemon juice, and mustard together for about 3 minutes, stirring to mix well.
  3. Add"dogs" (whatever meat you select) and pineapple chunks and continue to simmer for about 15 minutes, or until"dogs" are hot.
  4. To serve, pour mixture into fondue pot or chafing dish to keep it hot during party serving period.
  5. Serve with toothpicks for spearing these tasty morsels.
  6. NOTE: Any dogs and sauce left in the cooking pot (not served) can be frozen to use for another party!
  7. VARIATION: This sauce is also delicious with meatballs.
  8. MAKE-AHEAD: These can be made up to 3 days before a party and refrigerated until time to reheat them.
  9. Or they can be frozen for up to 2 months before reheating.
Most Helpful

These were good if you like the sweet and sour combo. I'm not real big on it but I like to try new things and this sounded interesting. The taste was good. don't let the catsup and jelly chase you away. It is a perfect sweet and sour mixture. Good recipe.

Kaccy G. May 05, 2003

Great new taste. DS thought it a little too sweet.

Gadget_Queen July 04, 2005