Easy Barbecued Hot Dogs

  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
136 Calories
3g Fat
26g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 136
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 785mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Protein 2g
Calcium 41mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These easy barbecued hot dogs make an easy snack for parties or tailgating. The hot dogs are simmered in a homemade barbecue sauce. Serve them right away with hot dog buns or transfer them to a slow cooker to keep hot for guests.


  • 1 small onion, chopped (about 1/4 to 1/2 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup tomato ketchup
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns, split
  • Optional garnishes: sauerkraut, chopped onions, mustard, ketchup, relish

Steps to Make It

  1. In a heavy skillet, cook onion in hot oil over medium-low heat. Stir in ketchup, celery, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, mustard, water, and salt. Cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Lightly score hot dogs diagonally at 1-inch intervals.

  3. Add hot dogs to sauce; cover and simmer for about 15 minutes longer.

  4. Toast split buns.

  5. Serve hot dogs with toasted buns and your favorite condiments.

Recipe Variation

  • For smoky barbecue flavor, add about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of liquid smoke to the sauce mixture.