Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Grandpa Pete's Lava Dogs - Recipe Revealed!

On Sunday we went to a Bastille Day party where - to our delight - everyone was prompt and all of the food was amazing! Grandpa Pete brought what he called Lava Dogs. They were delicious. But he wouldn't reveal his secret recipe, so I put out a call for the recipe.

So when he came into the office today, I asked him again. Though he hemmed and hawed for a little bit, he finally revealed his secret recipe: equal parts mustard and jelly. That's it.

For the large batch that he did for the Bastille Day party, it was:

  • 3 jars of French's yellow mustard
  • 2 jars of Welch's grape jelly
  • 1 jar of jalapeno jelly

All cooked together in a large saucepan, until completely liquidy. Then poured over the mini dogs in a crock pot and simmered for 3 hours.

I remember my mom making meatballs in a ketchup + jelly mixture. Maybe that was a 70s thing. Odd...but delicious.

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