Party Franks Recipe
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Party Franks Recipe

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These appetizers have such broad appeal. I prepare them often for holiday gatherings, weddings and family reunions. They're convenient to serve at parties since the sauce can be made ahead, then just reheated with the franks before serving. —Lucille Howell, Portland, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:25-30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 25-30 servings


  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 large lemon, sliced
  • 2-1/2 to 3 pounds miniature hot dogs or smoked sausage links

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 142 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 552mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir in the next 11 ingredients. Add lemon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Discard lemon slices. Place hot dogs in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with sauce. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until heated through. Keep warm; serve with toothpicks. Yield: 25-30 servings.
Originally published as Party Franks in Country Woman November/December 2000, p40

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chellie125 User ID: 1331609 80896
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2010

"This is a great recipe. I love the tangy sauce. Whenever I make this, I have to double the recipe because my family loves them so much. I would encourage everyone to try and make this at least won't regret it!"

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