If you're looking for a delicious appetizer to serve as part of a cookout or game day buffet, the recipe below is the perfect contender. These mini hot dogs simmer in barbecue sauce for several hours until they're smoky and rich. Serve with toothpicks, and this appetizer is ready to go.
While you certainly can use your favorite store-bought barbecue sauce for this recipe, this doctored version is delicious and simple to make. A combination of ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, and vinegar forms the base, with spices and aromatics adding kick and depth of flavor. It'll soon become your new favorite!