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.