Surprise Barbecue Hot Dogs

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

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 hot dogs


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

514 Calories
28g Fat
50g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 514
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 14g 69%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 1669mg 73%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 12mg 59%
Calcium 244mg 19%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 524mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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