These Coca Cola sausages or glazed cocktail sausages make the perfect appetizer for a garden party or a football evening.
COLOMBIAN SALCHICHAS EN COCA COLA
I’ve really managed to surprise everybody with these Coca Cola cocktail sausages or salchichas en Coca Cola. Although I had said it right from the start that the sausages are cooked in Coca Cola, nobody really wanted to believe it, it was just like: ” What? Only Coca Cola? And what else?” Nothing else, I kept saying.
Just two ingredients: sausages and Cola. Very little working time, all you have to do is cut the sausages into smaller pieces and do a bit of stirring from time to time.
And there you have it: deliciously glazed cocktail sausages, hearty yet sweet, totally unhealthy but such a joy to eat! 🙂
Colombian Party Sausages
This is my Colombian recipe for this FIFA World Cup Food Series on Where Is My Spoon. My first thought was to make something a bit more classic, but then I discovered a similar recipe for these Coca Cola sausages here and I just thought this to be a perfect recipe for a football evening.
And if you are interested in some more of my football evening food recipes, have a look at these Baked Albanian Spinach Rolls with Feta, these Baked Bread Rolls Topped with Ham and Cheese or these Puff Pastry Nibbles with Homemade Mint Pistachio Pesto.
How to make Coca Cola sausages?
As mentioned above, you only need two ingredients to make this recipe.
- Or any other coca-cola similar soft drink, I don’t think that matters that much. (And by the way, this is not a sponsored post).
- I use Vienna or Frankfurter sausages, the ones found in the refrigerator section of the supermarket or freshly bought at the butcher’s.
- The butcher’s kind is, of course, the best quality and they always taste better than already packed sausages, but for this recipe, you can go with the cheaper version of the sausages. The Coca Cola glaze is quite strong in taste, so you will not actually be able to notice any difference of taste between the expensive butcher’s sausages and the supermarket version.
- BUT, whatever you do, do not buy the canned or jarred sausages, they are terrible, if you ask me. Not only they don’t taste anything like a good Vienna or Frankfurter should taste, but they also have a soft (and rather disgusting) consistency, that will ruin this simple dish.
- The sausages I use are thin, the thicker sorts are not that appropriate for the recipe. Cut the sausages in 3 equal pieces, about 4 cm/ 1.5 inches long and cut across at both ends of each sausage piece.
- You can definitely use cocktail wieners or similar mini sausages.
- Pour the Coca Cola in a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Let cook for a while until reduced and quite thickened.
- Add the sausages to the pot and continue cooking, stirring often, until the liquid thickens well and the sausages are perfectly glazed.
MORE PARTY RECIPES?
PRETZEL CHIPS – Crispy and utterly delicious homemade pretzel chips.
EASY SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP – An easy, cold spinach artichoke dip, made in no time and perfect for vegetable sticks, crackers or as a bread spread.
PRETZEL DOGS – Easy pretzel dog recipe, hot dogs in homemade pretzel dough, perfect finger food for any kind of party.
TURKISH BEEF KOFTA – An easy to make beef kofta recipe or spicy Turkish meatballs, always delicious and perfect for any kind of gathering.
EMPANADAS WITH BEEF FILLING – Homemade baked beef empanadas filled with spicy ground beef, jalapeňos, cumin, paprika, coriander and lots of herbs.
PIN IT FOR LATER!
- 500 ml/ 17 fl.oz/ 2 cups Coca Cola or similar drink
- 10 Vienna/ Wiener/Frankfurters/hot dogs (See note)
- Pour the Coca Cola in a wider saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook until the liquid reduces by half and thickens slightly. This will take about 15 minutes, depending on how wide your pot is.
- In the meantime, cut the sausages into 3 equal parts about 4 cm/ 1.5 inches long and cut a cross at both ends of each sausage piece.
- Add the sausage pieces to the saucepan, stir well and continue cooking, stirring often, until the liquid thickens well and the sausages are nicely coated with the glaze. This should take about 5 – 10 minutes but leave them longer, if the cola is not thickened yet.
If using cocktail sausages/ mini wieners you will need more, about 30, depending on size.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1/4 of the dish
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 566Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 1554mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 24g