Old Hickory Barbecue Sauce for Hot Dogs – Busy Mom’s Series, Day 15

Old Hickory Barbecue SauceOld Hickory Barbecue Sauce for Hot Dogs

Old Hickory Barbecue Sauce is a smart and spicy way to make hot dogs more than just a quick throw-together meal.  ENJOY! 


  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 cup sweet onions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • ¼ cup cocktail sauce
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup white corn syrup
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons Tennessee bourbon
  • 2 teaspoons liquid hickory smoke seasoning
  • Hot dogs, cooked (Hebrew National Franks are the best)
  • Hot dog buns, heated
  • 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese (optional)


  1. Begin by heating the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and garlic; sauté until soft.
  3. Remove pan from the heat – set aside to cool.
  4. Once the onions and garlic have cooled for a little while, stir in the remaining ingredients.
  5. Blend together in a blender – be careful when blending hot ingredients.
  6. Or serve chunky style. (Reserve about ½ cup for serving.)
  7. Grill the hot dogs or cook under the broiler (or fry in a hot frying pan with a little oil).
  8. During the last few minutes of cooking, brush them with the barbecue sauce.
  9. Place each hot dog in a hot bun and top with 1 tablespoon of the sauce,
  10. Serve with condiments: cheese, crushed corn chips, onions, green peppers,  crispy bacon pieces, etc.
  11. Add a hearty crisp, cold vegetable salad and dinner is ready.


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