Salchichitas en Coca-Cola

Wieners in Coke

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • 24 pieces

Appears in

Secrets of Colombian Cooking

Secrets of Colombian Cooking

By Patricia McCausland-Gallo

Published 2004

  • About

These small appetizers are normally prepared with the party-size wieners that are sold in Colombia (like U.S. cocktail franks, not canned Vienna sausages). They can be prepared with regular hot dogs; just cut them in half before crisscrossing the ends. This is a typical Caribbean coast dish; we like to mix sweet and sour flavors in many of our dishes.


  • 12 hotdogs (wieners) or 24cocktail franks
  • 12 cups (3 quarts) Coca-Cola


  1. If using full-size hot dogs, peel and cut wieners in half to yield 2 small wieners. Crisscross cut the ends of the cocktail franks or the hot dog halves.
  2. In a medium, heavy pot or caldero*, place the wieners and the Coca-Cola. Boil over medium-high heat for about 30 to 45 minutes, until the Coke has reduced to a dark caramel, and the wieners have opened up at the ends.
  3. Serve.