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Crock-Pot Vienna Sausages or Mini Hot Dogs

A vintage recipe for Crock-Pot Vienna Sausages (mini hot dogs) from the 1970s.
Author Amy Lyle


  • A lot of ketchup
  • Brown sugar
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Mustard
  • 1 cup water
  • Mini hot dogs* (as many as you can fit in Crock-Pot)


  • First you make the sauce by mixing the ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and water together until smooth. (The amounts for the brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and mustard were not stated in the original recipe from Amy's mom, so just add these ingredients "to taste.") Place mini hot dogs in Crock-Pot or slow cooker. Pour sauce over the mini hot dogs. Cover and cook on low heat all day. Amy's mom served it with a glass of water.


*The original recipe calls for Vienna sausages but they are actually too soft for slow cooking. Lise (Mom Loves Baking) recommends mini hot dogs instead. They're also called "cocktail franks" or "mini smokies". One of the brands I've seen is Hillshire Farms, among others.