Salchichas en Coca-Cola (Hotdogs in Coke)

by Erica Dinho on August 30, 2010

Salchichitas with Coke

This appetizer is popular in Colombia, as are many other dishes cooked with Coke. We love savory and sweet combinations. Salchichas en Coca-Cola (Hotdogs in Coke) are simple and easy to prepare and delicious, which makes them perfect for entertaining!

Buen provecho!



(24 pieces)

  • 6 hotdogs, cut into 4 pieces each
  • 6 cups Coke



  1. Place the hotdog pieces and coke in a medium pot, over medium heat.
  2. Cook 35 to 40 minutes or until the Coke looks like caramel & serve.
If you like this page, you can say thanks by sharing it :-)

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa August 30, 2010 at 10:22 AM

I never thought about this, but you’re right – it’s like molasses and brown sugar!


2 Adriana August 30, 2010 at 10:55 AM

Erica, first of all I love your website. Every time I come here I find more than one recipe I like. I will definitely try this one when having guests at home next time.


3 lisaiscooking August 30, 2010 at 2:23 PM

This reminds me of a very simple recipe I have for sweet potatoes with coke. And, now I’m getting lots of other ideas too!


4 Barbara August 30, 2010 at 2:53 PM

This is a new one on me, Erica! Can’t wait to try it!


5 Kim August 30, 2010 at 11:42 PM

This definitely sounds like a fun way to make hot dogs. Plus I just tried a sparkling bbq sauce made with 7up and the lightness that it brought to the dish. This sounds like it could be similar to that.

P.S. Loved the way you cut up your hot dogs. Very cute!


6 Ana August 31, 2010 at 10:04 AM


When I saw this post it brought tears to my eyes. My dad, whom I lost when I was sixteen, used to make these for me all the time. He used to call them aranas and serve them with popcorn. Truly a wonderful memory of mi papi. Thanks for posting this!


7 norma August 31, 2010 at 10:12 AM

I have had these before and also spare ribs…not a bad combo, I must say. I use it also when I make pernil (Puerto Rican pork roast) and the skin does not want to get crispy…just brush some coke on it….


8 Miss Meat and Potatoes August 31, 2010 at 2:45 PM

What a fun little appetizer/party idea. They look delicious!


9 Pilar August 31, 2010 at 5:21 PM

I also grew up with these. They were a must at children’s birthday parties. I add some ketchup and mustard to the Coca Cola, it cuts on the sweet adding some tanginess to it.


10 grace August 31, 2010 at 5:46 PM

what an interesting phenomenon, and what a sweet, meaty taste it must have. i like this a lot, erica!


11 Joan Nova September 2, 2010 at 10:24 AM

Not something I would have thought of but “I get it” and bet it tastes good.


12 Chris September 2, 2010 at 5:11 PM

This is eye catching and quite easy. You Colombians do like your Coke, don’t you? I tried your Rice with Coke last week and it was very good. Sounded odd but I trusted your tastes and it came out great:)

I like the cuts you made on the end. It helps appearance and gives more surface area for the coke sauce to adhere to.


13 Erica September 2, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Thank all for the comments!


14 Oysterculture September 6, 2010 at 10:35 PM

What an interesting combo and it definitely has me intrigued.


15 Alisa October 8, 2010 at 8:22 AM

I have never made this before but I love it! I hope you could add this coca-cola hotdog widget at the end of this post so we can direct foodista readers to your blog. Thanks!


16 Carson January 30, 2012 at 10:32 AM

This may be a silly question, but do you cook the hotdogs in the Coca-Cola or cook them regularly in water first and then add them?


17 Erica January 30, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Carson- You cook them in the Cola.


18 Angie April 23, 2012 at 1:59 PM

I like that! We’ll have to try these soon!


19 Beatriz August 1, 2012 at 7:55 AM

I make this recipe but add brown sugar (PANELA) to the coke. Try it is really good.


20 Alex September 4, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Im wondering what to eat this with? For example,what would complement the taste of the hotdogs with coke and turn this appetizer into a main meal? Also i have rice and pasta, im looking for how to make it so that it combines with the hotdogs to make a main dish. Thanks for your help!


21 Erica Dinho September 4, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Hi Alex,

This is an appetizer, but maybe rice! I usually serve my chicken with coca-cola over white rice and it is delicious!


Leave a Comment

− 6 = 1


Previous post:

Next post: