Larry’s Bourbon Hot Dogs

Bourbon Hot Dogs are a wonderful tasty appetizer. Borbon hot dogs work well with Little Smokies too! This recipe for Borbon hot dogs came from Larry Ordorph. Pueblo, CO. 1978. This is one we always make bourbon hot dogs at Christmas. I think this sauce would be perfect for a meat sauce. Very simple, and very tasty.  This does well with frozen meatballs as well.
bourbon hot dogs on a plate.

This recipe can be used for hot dogs, or even small sausages. The longer the hot dogs and sauce cook together the better this tastes.

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Larry's Bourbon Hot Dogs

These bourbon hot dogs are always a party hit.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Appetizers, Hot Dogs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 307kcal


  • 1 cup bourbon Jack Daniels is not recommended
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 pounds hot dogs
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke


  • Mix all of the liquids together in a pan, and heat at a medium heat. Cut hot dogs into bite size pieces and place in with the liquids. The longer you let this simmer the better.



Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 733mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2.3mg

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  1. Huey

    While reviewers are split on whether or not Jack Daniel’s is Bourbon, their website says it is Tennessee Whiskey. By Federal Law, Bourbon must be made in the USA, be at least 51% corn mash, not contain any flavor additives, and be aged in USA-grown Oak Barrels. Jack actually meets all of the minimum requirements BUT… Experts look down their noses at Jack in favor of more fully aged and subtly flavored whiskeys. Not to mention, the price of most more sophisticated Bourbon usually ranges higher (to outrageously expensive), going from $60 to many hundreds of dollars per 750ml bottle.
    To me, Jack tastes like a good whiskey while Bourbon is smoother and more full-bodied.

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