BBQ Bites Recipe

BBQ Bites

Serves 8-10 as an appetizer

These savory little bites, made with humble hot dogs, are sure to be a hit at any gathering! Grilling them enhances the sweet, smoky flavor.


  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, plus some for topping
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 lbs hot dogs, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces


  1. Heat part of grill to medium-high and leave other side unlit.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together barbecue sauce, brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar. Add hot dog pieces and toss to coat.
  3. Cut a large piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil. With the shiny side up, lightly brush with oil or coat with non-stick cooking spray. Place hot dog with sauce in center and fold foil to form a closed pouch.
  4. Place pouch on unlit side of grill and cook for 15 minutes. Rotate pouch every 5 minutes to heat evenly.
  5. After 15 minutes, carefully open pouch and place over direct heat. Turn heat down to medium-low. Spread out the hot dogs so they don’t touch. For additional carmelization, sprinkle with a little more brown sugar. The dish is ready when hot dogs look sticky and caramelized.


Amount Per Serving (based on 10 servings)
Calories: 330
Total Fat: 25 g
Saturated Fat: 10 g
Trans Fat: 1.5 g
Cholesterol: 55 mg
Sodium: 910 mg
Carbohydrates: 16 g
Fiber: 0 g
Total Sugar: 11 g
Added Sugars: 9 g
Protein: 17 g
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