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Mini Hot Dogs Recipe


Mini hot dogs recipe

i must first begin by telling you that I don't like hot dogs, but I cannot resist those little min-hot dogs. There is something about the love affair with the hot dog and the toothpick. And we all have a natural affinity for dipping. There are many different recipes for these little cocktail hot dogs. I am going to share my favorite one that I made up or should I say modified. Whether the sauce is sweet, salty or hot most of us love to dip. I am a cheesy kind of person so I made this dip with lots of cheese. These little doggies are great for the Super Bowl coming up and a great little appetizer for company. The recipe is easy to make and fun to eat which is a winning combination.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

1 hour

1 hour 20 min

3 dozen little mini dogs will serve six

Fill the pot with hot dogs and sauce

Ready in about an hour or so.

Ready in about an hour or so.



  • 4 dozen min-hot dogs
  • 3-16 oz cans Tomato sauce
  • One can green chiles
  • 10 green olives, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 Cups Natural cheddar cheese, Grated
  • 1 tablespoon Oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon Basil
  • 1 Tablespoon Cayenne pepper, (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Red chile pepper powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Seasoned salt
  • A plate warmer


tomato sauce

tomato sauce



fresh oregano

fresh oregano

Instructions for mini hot dog recipes

  1. Put the tomato sauce in a large pot.
  2. Cut he garlic in small pieces and add to the tomato sauce
  3. Put the stove on medium heat for about 30 minutes
  4. Add the canned green chiles
  5. Add the green olives
  6. Stir in all the seasonings.
  7. Add the hot dogs
  8. Simmer for 30 minutes
  9. Add the cheese and mix in the tomato sauce
  10. Simmer for about 15 minutes
  11. Remove from the stove and put in a covered dish.

Rate these mini hot dog recipes

Suggestions for Different Sauces

Beer Sauce:


1 cup of beer

2 cups of bottled barbecue sauce

1/2 cup of brown sugar

Juice of one lemon

One tablespoon each: curry powder, garlic salt, cayenne pepper( optional)

Salt and pepper to taste

Cook in a large pot at a low temperature for about an hour.

Add the hot dogs and cook for 30 minutes.

Tomato and Mustard sauce

1/2 Cup of spicy mustard

2 cups of tomato sauce

1/4 cup of cider vinegar

2 tablespoons of brown sugar

1 teaspoon each: Basil, oregano, thyme

Salt and pepper to taste

Put all the ingredients in a pot and simmer for about an hour.

Add the hot dogs and continue cooking for 30 minutes

Bourbon and Tomato Sauce

1 cup of Bourbon

2 Cups of tomato sauce

1/4 cup of steak sauce

Two chopped garlic cloves

1/2 cup of brown sugar

Salt and pepper to taste

Put all the ingredients in a pot and simmer for an hour.

Add the hot dogs to cook for 30 minutes.

  • These recipes for mini hot dogs make enough sauce for about 2 dozen hot dogs. You can double or triple this recipe if you plan more hot dogs.

Serve your appetizers in style

Try some of my other appetizer recipes


moonlake from America on May 24, 2013:

I love mini hotdogs your sauces sound so good. Voted up.

carol stanley (author) from Arizona on April 03, 2013:

Thank you peachpurple...for dropping in and votes.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on April 03, 2013:

i love your mini hot dog sauces. Great combination. Voted up

carol stanley (author) from Arizona on January 22, 2013:

Anamika: Thank you for the visit and the pinning.

carol stanley (author) from Arizona on January 22, 2013:

Alocsin: Thank you for dropping in for these little doggies. Appreciate the votes!

Anamika S Jain from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on January 21, 2013:

Mini hot dogs sounds interesting. Pinning for reference.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on January 21, 2013:

I love these mini-dogs by themselves but you've made them even more delicious with your additions. Voting this Up and Useful.

Rolly A Chabot from Alberta Canada on January 21, 2013:

Hi Carol... not a great fan of wieners really but every once in a while I like a good feed... this is one I think I will be trying.

We have one of those carts that runs around the city I used to live in called "The Yodelling Sausage" Now there is one thing I always look for when I get there. Habit has it to get three of the monster ones. Eat one and bring two home to be savoured later... lol... ok I have confessed...

Hugs and Blessings from Canada

carol stanley (author) from Arizona on January 18, 2013:

Thank you moonlake....It is pretty good. I am always experimenting. Thanks for the votes.

carol stanley (author) from Arizona on January 18, 2013:

thank you DDE..For dropping in and comments.

moonlake from America on January 18, 2013:

We make these but we just put bottled barbeque sauce on them. I will have to try your recipe a try it sounds better. Voted up

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 18, 2013:

What a lovely photo and looks so appetizing, thanks for sharing the idea.

carol stanley (author) from Arizona on January 10, 2013:

Thank you for visiting.

carol stanley (author) from Arizona on January 10, 2013:

Dragonfly..thanks for visiting...Kids like the cute little doggies for sure.

Elena from London, UK on January 10, 2013:

Yummy. Thanks for a lovely Recipe, Carol.

Joy Campbell from South Florida on January 10, 2013:

My daughter used to love these. It was the cute mini size that appealed to her.

carol stanley (author) from Arizona on January 10, 2013:

Thank you Eddy: Always appreciate your visits and comments.

Eiddwen from Wales on January 10, 2013:

A wonderful share my firend.

I vote up,across and share.


carol stanley (author) from Arizona on January 09, 2013:

That would work and it could be made early in the day. Good idea. Thanks for dropping in for some hotdogs.

Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on January 09, 2013:

Oh these look delicious. Makes me hungry reading through your recipe. Definitely voting for the hot spicy sauce with cheese. Bet these would be great in a crock pot.

carol stanley (author) from Arizona on January 09, 2013:

They do have an addictive quality. Thanks for dropping in.

carol stanley (author) from Arizona on January 09, 2013:

why not?????

carol stanley (author) from Arizona on January 09, 2013:

Thank you and a lovely way to wake up this morning.

Dianna Mendez on January 08, 2013:

Love the sweet and spicy recipe idea. I plan on serving this at the Super Bowl party event -- hope I can stop after five of these treats.

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on January 08, 2013:

Those dips will also go well with chunks of cheese, too.

breakfastpop on January 08, 2013:

I love you more!!!

carol stanley (author) from Arizona on January 08, 2013:

Thanks breakfastpop...For your lovely friendship and support..and I am glad you love those little dogies

breakfastpop on January 08, 2013:

I am printing this fabulous recipe. I love, love, love hot dogs. Up and awesome!

lovedoctor926 on January 07, 2013:

these look delicious! voting up!

drbj and sherry from south Florida on January 07, 2013:

Just in time for a Super Bowl party, Carol. I thank you.

Marcy Goodfleisch from Planet Earth on January 07, 2013:

The ingredients here look really tasty! I will remember this one for my next munch-fest!

Janine Huldie from New York, New York on January 07, 2013:

I am a huge fan of mini hot dogs, too. With Super Bowl quickly approaching may have to try one of your sauces here. I have pinned to take a better look to definitely try. Thanks so very much and have voted up, too!!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 07, 2013:

Believe it or not, Carol, I would eat everything in this recipe! Sign me up for a dozen please! :)

Claudia Mitchell on January 07, 2013:

My husband would devour these! I'm not a hot dog fan, but make them for parties because so many folks are. Pinned for future use.

carol stanley (author) from Arizona on January 07, 2013:

The sauces are good for many things...thanks for stopping by to check out the dogs.

carol stanley (author) from Arizona on January 07, 2013:

Finally got the comment button working..at least for a while. Hope you like your new little doggies.

carol stanley (author) from Arizona on January 07, 2013:

btr bell.. Hope this goes through.. Comments not publishing today. Thanks for everything as always,

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on January 07, 2013:

I'm not a big fan of hot dogs, either, but I think any of these sauces would make it easier to choke them down. : ) These look really yummy. Thanks for sharing!

Randi Benlulu from Mesa, AZ on January 07, 2013:

These look yummy! I'm hungry just reading this! Thank you for sharing! up+ and sharing!

Wayne Brown from Texas on January 07, 2013:

This is one of my strongest weaknesses at a party. When I see a bunch of these in sauce...I camp out. Now I can make my own! Thanks, Carol. ~WB

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