My family has been eating hot dogs this way for years. They are so much better than your average hot dog!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat. Lightly oil grate, and set 4 inches from the heat.

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  • Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain on paper towels.

  • Place hot dogs on grill; cook until browned, 5 to 8 minutes, turning once, or until done to suit your taste. Lightly grill hot dog buns.

  • To assemble sandwiches, place a slice of cheese and bacon on each roll. Add a hot dog, top each with 1 tablespoon barbeque sauce, or desired amount, and red onion.

Editor's Note:

Please note difference of preparation and time when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

492 calories; protein 21.6g 43% DV; carbohydrates 31.7g 10% DV; fat 30.5g 47% DV; cholesterol 66.3mg 22% DV; sodium 1296.2mg 52% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2010
I like your recipe i do this instead took hotdogs sliced 3/4 way through an stuffed with cheese an then wrapped with the bacon an used toothpicks to hold bacon in place. Then griled cheese side down at first when cheese starts to melt turn hot dogs an finish cooking. We have been doing this for years family an friends love them. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/10/2011
This recipe sounded better than it was. I followed it exactly and it was just so-so. I don't think I will make it again. Not that it was bad...... just wasn't all that I expected. Read More
(7)
70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2010
I like your recipe i do this instead took hotdogs sliced 3/4 way through an stuffed with cheese an then wrapped with the bacon an used toothpicks to hold bacon in place. Then griled cheese side down at first when cheese starts to melt turn hot dogs an finish cooking. We have been doing this for years family an friends love them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2009
This is the absolute best way to eat a hotdog. My family has been eating hot dogs like this for years. The only thing we change is to add chili to the hotdogs (can chili works just fine). The bacon really adds a nice flavor to the hotdog. For someone like me this is important. I hate the taste of most hotdog sausage meats even the all beef brands. So the bacon actually enhances the often unappetizing taste and adds a nice smoky flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2011
A fun weekend food. It was too cold to grill today so I assembled these slightly different. I just tossed the bacon and onion in a fry pan for a few minutes with the hot dogs. I assembled the buns cheese hotdogs onion bacon and bbq sauce then I broiled them for just about 2-3 minutes on high with an extra 1/2 slice of cheese on top. The kids and hubby loved them and polished them off! Frying up the onion with the bacon really helped take the bite off so the kids could enjoy it too. The bbq sauce was something fun and out of the ordinary than ketchup. Even in on cold winter days you can still enjoy this food if you just prepare it with a little imagination. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2011
This is really bendable to what you like the most on your dog. My husband likes american cheese but my kids and I are all about the sharp cheddar. They like barbeque sauce on their dogs but I like to top mine with sauerkraut and spicy mustard. It's also a good base for a chili dog. This is a fun recipe to make with the kids (they love to wrap their dogs with bacon--come on who doesn't love double meat--bacon wrapped dogs?) and it's always a quick way to solve the "what should I make for dinner" blahs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2011
I make this same hot dog almost identically except I use a slice of my own oak wood home smoked sharp Cheddar. However in short everything including a piece of old tractor tire is better with bacon. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2008
Family loved this one. I usually have bacon I have precooked which has been frozen. I just wrap around dogs while cooking... yum Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2009
This is awesome. Works well with cheddar cheese for people who don't like swiss. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2008
Very good! I've never thought of putting BBQ sauce on my hot dog but it was really good! I didn't have Swiss so I had to sub with American. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2010
Really good flavor. I never thought of putting bbq on a hot dog bun before. I did feel like it was missing some tomatoes though. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/10/2011
This recipe sounded better than it was. I followed it exactly and it was just so-so. I don't think I will make it again. Not that it was bad...... just wasn't all that I expected. Read More
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