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Dugout Hot Dogs

 Dugout Hot Dogs
What do folks eat at a ball game? Hot dogs, of course! For our baseball theme party, I jazzed them up with an easy homemade barbecue sauce and a tangy relish that's become a family tradition. I make up a supply when our garden's booming with zucchini.—Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
10 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling Cook: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • ZUCCHINI RELISH:
  • 2-1/2 cups chopped zucchini
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • HOT DOGS:
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 10 hot dogs
  • 10 hot dog buns, split

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the zucchini, onion, green pepper and salt;
  • cover and refrigerate overnight. Rinse and drain well; set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar, celery seed, mustard
  • and turmeric; bring to a boil. Add zucchini mixture; return to a

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Directions (continued)

  • boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until
  • crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Combine cornstarch and water
  • until smooth; stir into saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook
  • and stir for 3-5 minutes or until thickened. Cool. Cover and
  • refrigerate until chilled.
  • For hot dogs, in a small saucepan, combine the ketchup, onion, sugar
  • and vinegar; simmer, uncovered, for 2-3 minutes. Add hot dogs;
  • simmer 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through. Serve on buns
  • topped with relish. Yield: 10 servings (2 cups relish).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 393 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 1,214 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein.