Appetizer hot dogs in a sweet bourbon flavored tomato sauce.
|1&1/2 cups||Ketchup, 14 oz. bottle|
|3/4 cup||Brown Sugar|
|2 13-oz. pkgs.||Beef Lit'l Smokies®|
Combine Ketchup, Bourbon and Brown Sugar in a 2 quart or larger saucepan. Stir to blend. Add the Beef Lit'l Smokies and stir to separate and coat all with the sauce.
Heat over medium low heat until it comes to a boil that cannot be stopped by simply stirring. Reduce heat to the lowest possible setting and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens and reduces to half, between an hour and a half and two and a half hours, depending on the temperature and size of your lowest heat. If the sauce is not boiling at all between stirrings, increase the heat until a very low boil is sustained between stirrings.
Remove from heat and transfer to a serving dish. Let cool slightly for 10 minutes, then serve warm with toothpicks and napkins nearby.
I suspect when my aunt first made these the Beef Lit'l Smokies® packages were 16 ozs. or 1 pound. Consequently, next time I make them I'm going to try 1 cup of ketchup and 1/2 cup of both the Bourbon and Brown Sugar.
Source: Arlene Berberich, my aunt and godmother.
Yield: 70 pieces
Nutrition Facts per Serving:
16g Fat (59.4% calories from fat)
trace Dietary Fiber
Exchanges per Serving:
1 Other Carbohydrates.
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