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Beer Battered Mini Corn Dogs with Chipotle Ketchup

Beer Battered Mini Corn Dogs with Chipotle Ketchup


This my friends, is how you do Football Food.

It meets all of the requirements to earn a spot on the Football Food Table.

These vague and unenforceable requirements include qualities like: fun, as high calorie as possible, no utensils or plates needed, ability to sit at room temperature for hours, AND there are always bonus points for including beer.

 I also want to tell you a little bit about Chipotle Ketchup. Corn dogs need to be dipped, and if we are all willing to adhere to the good 'ole American tradition of dunking fried stuff in ketchup, I want to doctor it up a bit. Although you can make ketchup from scratch, and don’t think I haven’t filed that idea away in my mental recipe stockpile, I just used store bought. Chipotle is a lovely flavor, one of my favorites.

The smokiness is beautiful. If you just want smoke and no heat, just add 1 tsp of smoked paprika to 1 cup of ketchup and stir to make yourself a little smokey ketchup to go along with your fancied up deep-fried treats.

Beer Battered Mini Corn Dogs with Chipotle Ketchup

Servings 24 mini corndogs


  • canola or peanut oil for frying
  • 1 cup flour plus 1/4 cup, divided
  • 2/3 cup corn meal
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tbs beer I used an IPA
  • 24 mini hot dogs
  • 24, 4 inch wooden skewers or toothpicks

For the Ketchup

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 chipotle peper in adobo sauce
  • 1 tsp adobo sauce


  • Pour oil into a pot, about 3-4 inches deep. Clip a cooking thermometer onto the side. Heat over medium high heat until the oil reaches between 350 and 375, adjust heat to stay in this temperature range.
  • In a bowl, combine 1 cup flour, corn meal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, stir to combine. Add the egg and the beer, stir until combined.
  • Pour the batter into a tall coffee mug, this will make dipping the corn dogs easier.
  • Skewer all of the mini corn dogs with wooden skewers. Put remaining 1/4 cup flour in a bowl. Roll the hot dogs in the flour, then brush off any excess flour.
  • Holding the skewer, dip the hot dog into the batter until submerged and coated. Slowly place the battered hot dog into the oil. Allow to fry in the oil until a dark brown, about 4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a stack of paper towels to drain.
  • To make the ketchup, place all ketchup ingredients in a small food processor or blender and process until smooth.

I used these bamboo skewers.

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Averie @ Averie Cooks November 8, 2012 um 10:30 am

chipotle peppers + ketchup = sign me up!


Katie @ Blonde Ambition November 8, 2012 um 11:22 am

I like that you used an IPA with this, I bet it has an interesting taste! And next time I make anything that has to be dipped in ketchup, I am so making chipotle ketchup!!


Jeremiah November 8, 2012 um 11:33 am

My kiddo would love this. Great job.


Cassie | Bake Your Day November 8, 2012 um 2:47 pm

I lovvvve this Jackie! i haven’t had a corn dog in so long but now I am craving them!


Jackie November 8, 2012 um 3:09 pm

I went to the race track the other day with friends, and a little kid was walking around with one. I could not find the vendor who sold them, so I went home and made some. Good thing I had people over, I would have eaten them all!


Ashley – Baker by Nature November 8, 2012 um 5:20 pm

Whoa baby! I must makes these for the boys next time I’m hosting Monday night football 😉


Megan {Country Cleaver} November 8, 2012 um 6:12 pm

And this is getting pinned ALL over my Football Food board. Done and Done.


addie | culicurious November 9, 2012 um 5:05 am

Yum, would love to add this to my game day repertoire! 🙂


claire @ the realistic nutritionist November 9, 2012 um 12:41 pm

My hubs loves corn dogs and I think he’d like these.


Kristen @ The Endless Meal November 9, 2012 um 1:24 pm

I remember eating corn dogs a few times growing up. They were always so good! I will definitely be making these 🙂


Loretta November 9, 2012 um 1:55 pm

I think I just pinned everything on your blog! LOL


Aren November 11, 2012 um 6:52 am

Super amazing corndogs!


heath November 11, 2012 um 8:00 am

Excellent! I will be making these for football games.


amy @ fearless homemaker November 15, 2012 um 12:53 pm

So, I was perusing FoodGawker today + saw a pic of these delicious looking mini corn dogs + thought, that looks like a picture Jackie would take. So, I clicked on ’em, + surprise surprise, I was right! =) These look absolutely wonderful, especially with that chipotle ketchup. YUM!


Amber @ Slim Pickin’s Kitchen November 17, 2012 um 11:10 am

Aaaaaaaaack!!! I love corn dogs! I could eat about 750 thousand of these bad boys.


Tessa December 18, 2012 um 8:18 pm

I made this chipotle ketchup with this chipotle paste in a tube…so easy!!!


Jackie December 18, 2012 um 9:28 pm

Chipotle Paste?! I need that in my life.


becca October 21, 2013 um 1:43 pm

Made these last night for a carnival themed pumpkin carving party–huuuuuge hit! I felt like the batter needed more beer to make it workable, but other than that it was great! And chipotle ketchup + a little mustard mixed in was awwwwesome. Thank you!


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