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beer bbq honeydogs

Recipe by
Lori Zimmer
Camp Hill, PA

I invented this concoction for an office party, and it turned out to be a huge hit. I originally named it after a popular brand of beer that starts with H (so it had an alliterative name of H_____ Honeydogs)... but you can use any brand or style of beer you like - feel free to experiment! You can also experiment with different proportions of ingredients in the sauce - in fact, I rarely use exact measurements when I make it. It’s best to wait until at least an hour of cooking time has elapsed before tasting and making adjustments, as the sauce flavors will blend and mellow with simmering.

yield 10 -12 (approximately)
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 2 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For beer bbq honeydogs

  • 2 12-oz. bottle
  • 2 c
    chopped onions
  • 2 14-oz. pkg
  • 4 6.4-oz. pkg
    brown ‘n serve sausage links
  • 2 14-oz. pkg
    mini hot dogs (cocktail franks)
  • 5 c
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 c
    dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried minced onion
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic powder

How To Make beer bbq honeydogs

  • 1
    Cut kielbasa into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Place kielbasa slices and chopped onions in a large skillet, stir together, and pour 1 bottle of beer over the mixture.
  • 2
    Bring beer to a boil; simmer beer, kielbasa and onions uncovered on medium-high heat, stirring frequently, for about 10 to 15 minutes or until liquid is reduced by about 1/2.
  • 3
    Empty entire contents of skillet into a 6-quart slow cooker.
  • 4
    Chop Brown ‘N Serve sausage links into thirds. Place sausage pieces and mini hot dogs in skillet and pour the remaining bottle of beer over them. Stir together.
  • 5
    Bring beer to a boil; simmer beer, sausages and mini hot dogs uncovered, stirring frequently, about 10 to 15 minutes or until liquid is reduced by about 1/2.
  • 6
    Empty contents of skillet into the slow cooker and stir together with the kielbasa and onions.
  • 7
    Add remaining ingredients to slow cooker and stir together.
  • 8
    Cover and cook on low for 2 hours. Stir before serving.