Thanks to The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council for this delicious recipe. You can substitute apple cider for the bourbon if you wish.
1/3 cup Kentucky bourbon
2/3 cup chili sauce
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup minced sweet onion14-16 ounces cocktail franks, drained
Stir bourbon, chili sauce, sugar and onion together in a 2-quart saucepan. Heat over medium heat until well-combined. Stir in cocktail franks.
Reduce heat to low and gently simmer in an uncovered pan for 1 to 1½ hours, stirring every 15 to 20 minutes. Cook until sauce thickens.
Transfer to a fondue pot and maintain a low heat while serving.