Bourbon Dogs Easy Appetizers

Bourbon Dogs

 

Bourbon Dogs are great for easy appetizers and will have your friends begging for more!  Better make a double batch for your next party!

We love to entertain so I’m always adding easy appetizers to my recipe file.  This recipe for Bourbon Dogs has been an old standby of mine for many years.  It’s quick and easy and everyone LOVES it!!!  I have four other cocktail franks  easy appetizers  I’ll be sharing along the way but for now…enjoy these Bourbon Dogs!

Bourbon Dogs
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • ¾ cup bourbon
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1 pound Lit'l Smokies
Instructions
  1. Combine the ketchup, bourbon, dark brown sugar and onion in a saucepan. Stir and heat until combined.
  2. Add the Lit'l Smokies and simmer in the sauce for about 1 hour.
  3. If mixture thickens too much....thin with a little more bourbon!!!

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Bourbon Dogs Ingredients 

Combine the ketchup, Bourbon, dark brown sugar and grated onion.  Heat and stir the sauce well.  Stir in the Lit’l Smokies and simmer for 1 hour.  If sauce gets too thick, thin with a little more Bourbon!

Combine Ingredients for Bourbon Dogs Bourbon Dogs Simmering on Stove

When serving appetizers, plan on making two or three different ones so your guests will have a nice selection to choose from.  I like to always make my Cheese Ball recipe and then add two other recipes to the mix.  This recipe for Bourbon Dogs can be made ahead of time, refrigerated and then reheated right before your party.  That makes it such a great recipe for BUSY schedules.  Don’t let lack of time keep you from enjoying entertaining in your home.  Most of the Make Life Special recipes will fit into your schedule with a little planning.  And.. the step-by-step photos and  cooking video tutorials make it easy for even the novice cook to shine in the kitchen.

Remember…”Let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends!  Enjoy!”

Vickie’s Mississippi Caviar

Mississippi Caviar is one of my tried and true appetizer recipes.  This recipe makes a lot and it keeps well in the refrigerator.  It’s good anytime of the year.  I like to serve this with tortilla chips.


Vickie's Mississippi Caviar
 
Recipe type: Appetizer
Ingredients
  • 2 15 oz cans Black eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped and drained
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, stem and seeds removed, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup bottled Sweet Italian Dressing ( I use Lonzerottis brand)
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the dressing.
  2. Pour dressing over the top and toss to coat well.
  3. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Serve with crackers or tortilla chips.

Combine all ingredients except the dressing:

Pour dressing over top and toss to coat well.

Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.  Serve with crackers or tortilla chips.

Enjoy!

To download the printable recipe with how-to photos, click here:  Vickie’s Mississippi Caviar

French Bread Crostini

Looking for easy appetizers?  French Bread Crostini is easy and versatile.  These are good with any dip – especially my Baked Goat Cheese Marinara.  They are best served warm, but you can easily make them a day ahead and store in a zip-lock bag, then just wrap them in aluminum foil and reheat in the oven for a few minutes before serving.  The Crostini are also delicious served with a salad!

Feel free to add seasonings to these if you like.  Suggestions would be garlic salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, or parsley.  You can even top these with shredded Parmesan cheese or shredded Italian cheese as soon as they come out of the oven for additional zing!

 

French Bread Crostini
 
Recipe type: Appetizer
Ingredients
  • 12 slices French bread
  • ¼ cup olive oil
Instructions
  1. Use a serrated knife to slice the French bread and place on a shiny cookie sheet.
  2. Brush both sides of the bread slices with olive oil.
  3. Toast each side under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden. Watch carefully so they don't burn.

 

Use a serrated knife to slice the French bread and place on a shiny cookie sheet.

Brush both sides of the bread with olive oil.

Toast each side under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden.  Watch carefully so they don’t burn.

Here you see the baked French Bread Crostini served with my Baked Goat Cheese Marinara.

“Let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends!”

To download the printable recipe with how-to photos, click here:  French Bread Crostini

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