“Barbecued” Cocktail Franks

Some of my neighbors invited to me their house today – Easter Sunday. I planned on bringing an appetizer containing seafood salad… but… last night when I arrived at the supermarket to purchase “said seafood salad”, the store pretty-much closed as I drove into the parking lot. (See, I’m not kidding when I tell you what a procrastinator I am.)

So, this morning, I was forced to go to Plan B. (Procrastinators always have a Plan B.) In my fridge I had a small package of Hillshire Farms Lit’l Wieners – so I decided to make some kind of “barbequed” cocktail franks. I was very pleased with the final product. And I think you will be too!

These “Barbequed” Cocktail Franks are really easy and quick to make. Besides the cocktail franks, all you’ll need is some barbeque sauce, a bit on onion and a bit of brown sugar – oh – and some water. It doesn’t get much easier than that!   Enjoy!


  • 1 (14 oz.) package cocktail-size franks – DRAINED (I used Hillshire Farms Lit’l  Wieners)
  • olive or vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbs. finely chopped onion
  • 6 Tbs. barbeque sauce (I like Sweet Baby Ray’s)
  • 6 Tbs. water
  • 1 Tbs. packed brown sugar

Place some olive oil – or vegetable oil – in a large skillet. Add DRAINED franks and 2 Tbs. finely chopped onion. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes – until the onion is softened and the franks are browned a bit.

Lower the heat. Add 6 Tbs. barbeque sauce, 6 Tbs. water and 1 Tbs. packed brown sugar. Cook, stirring, until sauce is thickened a bit and coats the cocktail franks – and you’re done. How about that for easy!  Pour the cocktail franks and sauce into a serving dish – put out some toothpicks and napkins – and enjoy!!!

Barbequed Cocktail Franks

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7 thoughts on ““Barbecued” Cocktail Franks

    1. Hi Anne – so glad you liked the recipe! I was so happy with how they turned out, especially since I was bringing them to my neighbors, who do everything so beautifully. I used Sweet Baby Rays Original – it doesn’t have a heavy flavor, like their Hickory & Brown Sugar (which I also like).


  1. I’m a procrastinator myself, so I completely understand. I’m pretty sure my parents entertained with these cocktail wieners and I don’t remember anyone ever complaining. A sweet and spicy BBQ sauce is always perfect with these!


    1. I had some of those “lt’l weiners” left over from Sunday – so I “broke them out”, along with a few other appetizers, for last night’s pot roast dinner.
      Everyone loved the pot roast – and the “barbequed” franks. I guess you just can’t go wrong with “A New Twist on Old Favorites”!!


  2. Hi John! You’re so funny !! The nameDOES sounds like I was “out there” turning over 30 teeny wieners on my grill !!
    And you’re sooo right – whether made into small Pigs in a Blanket or some other way, cocktail franks are always a big hit. And I do love how quick and easy these are to make. (Espceially being a HUGE procrastinator!)


  3. I am so glad this is the recipe and you weren’t outdoors demonstrating how to grill cocktail wieners. This is a quick little dish and I bet it was a big hit at the get-together. I don’t care what the occasion, these little franks always disappear and “barbecuing” them would only add to their allure. 🙂


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