These saucy Asian BBQ lil’ smokies are a cinch to make and will be the big hit of your next party!
Lil’ smokies are a classic. It’s usually my sister who brings them to a party but this time I brought them and gave them a new twist. Asian BBQ lil’ smokies are officially a hit at our house and they’re really so easy to make. The best part is that you can just throw them in the crockpot and enjoy the results a few hours later!
A few of my favorite things to have on hand for game-day recipes are Guldens mustard, Hunts ketchup and Hebrew National hot dogs – I like to know that my hot dogs are 100% real meat if you know what I mean. What are your favorite must-haves for tailgating season?!
Asian BBQ Lil' Smokies
- 12 hot dogs - chopped into thirds
- 2 teaspoons oil
- 4 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ onion - diced
- ⅓ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- ¼ cup light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- ½ teaspoon mustard
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- Heat canola oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, ginger, chili powder, and onion and sauté about 3 minutes. Add soy sauce and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Cook, covered, over medium-low heat 8 minutes or until onion is tender.
- Transfer to a blender; add vinegar, ketchup, mustard, and sesame oil, and process until a chunky puree forms.
- Add sauce to crockpot. Add hot dogs. Cook on high 2 hours or on low 4 hours. Serve warm and garnish with sesame seeds if desired.