Cocktail Franks in Spicy Barbecue Sauce

Cocktail franks in barbecue sauce are a party favorite, and there are plenty of variations. This recipe for cocktail franks in spicy tomato barbecue sauce can go straight from the slow cooker to the buffet table at your next festive gathering. You can even double this recipe and make it in a 6-quart slow cooker.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 2 to 3 hours on High

Yield: 40 servings

1 onion

2 cans (5 ounces each) tomato paste

4 cups water

1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

1/4 cup packed light brown sugar

2 tablespoons white vinegar

2 tablespoons molasses

2 teaspoons dry mustard

1 teaspoon salt

2 pounds cocktail franks

  1. Mince the onion.

  2. Lightly spray a 4-quart slow cooker with vegetable oil cooking spray.

  3. Combine all the ingredients except the franks, including 1/4 cup minced onion, in the slow cooker.

  4. Cover and cook on High for 1 to 2 hours, or until hot.

  5. Separate the franks if they’re attached.

  6. Add the franks and cook for 1 hour.

Per serving: Calories 77 (From fat 29); Fat 3g (Saturated 1g); Cholesterol 12mg; Sodium 273mg; Carbohydrate 9g (Dietary fiber 0g); Protein 3g.

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