Surprise Barbecue Hot Dogs recipe

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2 tablespoons butter
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons brown sugar
¾ cup ketchup
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
4 hot dogs
½ (8 ounce) package processed cheese food (such as Velveeta®), cubed, or to taste
4 hot dog buns
4 sheets aluminum foil

Nutrition Info

513.9 calories
carbohydrate: 50 g
cholesterol: 57.3 mg
fat: 28.4 g
fiber: 2.3 g
protein: 16.5 g
saturatedFat: 13.8 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 1668.6 mg
sugar: 23.9 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in onion and brown sugar and cook until onion is soft but not yet brown, about 5 minutes. Add ketchup, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce, bring to a simmer. Remove from heat.

  3. Cut a slit through each hot dog and fill with cubes of cheese food. Place dogs in buns and cover meat with onion sauce, about 3 tablespoons each. Wrap in aluminum foil.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until piping hot throughout, about 15 minutes.

Recipe Yield

4 hot dogs

Recipe Note

A family favorite for years. My mother learned this baked hot dog recipe in the Girl Scouts in the 1950's.

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