Ribs for Kids Recipe

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"This is one of my standby recipes," reports Valorie Walker of Bradley, South Carolina. "I always have wieners on hand, so it's easy to dress them up with a tangy homemade barbecue sauce to create these 'ribs' that youngsters love. They're delicious served over rice, and leftovers reheat well," she adds.
Recommended: Slow Cooker Superstars
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 6 hot dogs
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 269 calories, 19g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 993mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir in the water, ketchup, vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, paprika and pepper sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  2. Cut hot dogs in half lengthwise and then widthwise. Place in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Top with sauce. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Serve with rice. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Ribs for Kids in Quick Cooking January/February 2002, p41

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newrecipejunkie User ID: 876567 75920
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

"I made this recipe with 2 grandchildren, ages 12 and 14, for lunch. The recipe was easy to make and the sauce had good flavor. However, the sauce was very thin, probably because it was supposed to be put on rice. My grandchildren wanted to put the hotdogs on buns and use the sauce like catsup. Due to the amount of sauce, we used all 8 hotdogs in the package so I will have the leftovers on rice as called for in the recipe and decide if I will make this again."

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