Barbecued Hot Dog Skewers

Barbecued Hot Dog Skewers

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Try these tasty appetizers at your next barbeque party, you won't be disappointed!

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 3 97% fat-free beef franks, such as Hebrew National brand, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ of a medium fresh pineapple, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 medium green onions, cut into 1½- to 2-inch pieces
  • ½ cup no-salt-added ketchup
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

Preparation

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  1. Thread beef frank pieces, pineapple pieces and green onion pieces onto skewers, leaving ¼ inch between pieces.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine ketchup, cider vinegar, honey, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder and dry mustard. Cook over medium heat until gently boiling; reduce heat. Simmer gently, uncovered, about 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Measure ½ cup of the sauce to use in this recipe (see Tips). Brush skewers with sauce.
  3. For a charcoal or gas grill, grill skewers on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes or just until pineapple is tender and beef frank pieces are heated through, turning once or twice and brushing frequently with the sauce. Pass any remaining sauce.
  • Tips: If using wooden skewers, soak in enough water to cover 30 minutes; drain before using.
  • Store the remaining sauce in a covered airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Use as a brush-on for grilled vegetables or chicken breasts.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 skewer
  • Per serving: 102 calories; 1 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 21 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 14 mcg folate; 8 mg cholesterol; 15 g sugars; 208 IU vitamin A; 21 mg vitamin C; 17 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 253 mg sodium; 167 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (35% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit, ½ other carb, ½ lean protein

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