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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Hot Links

Before I married, I used to work at a little shop that sold fresh produce, deli sandwiches and these fabulous HOT Links. Men would start pouring in about 11:30 AM to get a hot link and a bag of potato chips for their lunch. I have to admit, I MADE them every single day as part of my job...but didn't eat one for months. I wasn't a big fan of hot dogs at the time, so I was a little leery of something that resembled one. Finally after much persuasion from my boss, I buckled and decide to try one. He assured me that I would enjoy every bite of it. I was a little skeptical at first because I just couldn't get over the fact that it looked so much like a hot dog, but much to my surprise it was DELISH and I fell head over heals in love with these Hot Links that I cooked day in and day out. They aren't just "MAN" food...girls like them too, I am proof of that. YES, they are spicy, but I ADORE spicy! You have to try them...your man will be forever grateful that you did, and surprisingly enough you will be grateful too...your taste buds will be loving life! Come on...I DARE YOU~

Hot Links

1 package Hot Links (there are many brands and package sizes out there...get one that you like...I enjoy the Bar S brand)
1 bottle barbecue sauce (any brand will work, use your favorite)
1 package hot dog or deli buns

Place hot links in crock pot, pour barbecue sauce over the top (if you are cooking more than 8 hot links you may want to use another bottle of barbecue sauce, it just depends on how "saucy" you like them...my family prefers NOT very saucy so I just use enough to cover the links). Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-5 hours. The longer they cook the more tender they become BUT the spicier they get as well...I cooked mine while we were at church (for about 3-4 hours) and they were perfect and ready to eat when we got home. Serve on your favorite bun. They make great leftovers and warm up great for another meal so don't be afraid to cook the entire package of hot links. ENJOY!!!

*We often put grated cheese on our individual hot links after they are in the bun...this not only tastes great, but it takes some of the heat away from the hot link...just a thought.

~ Julie

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