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Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Sep 29
Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

I can take no credit whatsoever for this idea. It came from my friend, Theresa. But the moment it hit my brain, I knew I MUST have some! I literally could not think straight until I went to buy some hot dogs–the bacon was in the freezer already. I went to the store within the hour. Usually the only thing that will get me to leave the house immediately is running out of coffee creamer. But I was that possessed.

Because BACON! Duh.

The Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs –aka Bacon Dogs–turned out wonderful!  Dogs were a complete hit. My kid even announced she was never again eating hot dogs NOT wrapped in bacon. It’s super-duper easy and very filling. The carb eaters had them on a bun, but I enjoyed them dipped in a bit of sugar free BBQ sauce. It’s already been added to my regular dinner rotation.

What I learned from my Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs Experiments

  • These can be made on the grill if you keep it covered to minimize flame flare-ups. I love the grill flavor. But if you are fussy about having parts of your bacon dogs charred, best go the oven route.
  • Toothpicks to hold the bacon in place are definitely optional. They may have been marginally helpful for using the grill–my bacon ends flopped open a bit, but kind of didn’t care.
  • Thin-sliced bacon is perfect if you want your bacon wrapped hot dogs crispy (which I highly recommend).
  • One slice of bacon per hotdog worked great; one package of bacon covered about 2 packages of hotdogs.
  • You’ll want to make extras Bacon Dogs! They are just as tasty warmed up.
  • If you want to stuff with cheese, don’t even bother with mild flavors. I tried slicing the hot dogs and shoving some Harvati in there before wrapping (sorta like Swiss) and could not even taste it. Sharp cheddar could work, but really? It was good enough without it that I didn’t’ find the extra fuss warranted.
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Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon, Grilled Hot Dogs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 237 kcal
Author: Dixie Vogel
Just a little bit of bacon takes hot dogs from ho-hum to yum-yum!

Ingredients

  • 16 strips Bacon
  • 2 Packages Hot dogs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Wrap each hotdog in a slice of bacon, diagonally.
  3. Place on roasting pan, so grease can drain.
  4. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until bacon reaches the desired crispness.

Recipe Notes

Using a 2-piece broiler pan makes the bacon crisper and clean up easier. They held together just fine without toothpicks. You can turn them mid-broil if you want to; I didn't fuss much over turning and mine cooked pretty evenly overall. They are good as leftovers warmed in the microwave, but for a second dinner, I preferred using the oven to not lose any of crispiness factor.

Nutrition Facts
Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 723mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 11g 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Bacon Dogs!

Bacon Dogs – Crisp from the oven and ready to enjoy.

Have you made bacon wrapped hot dogs? How did yours come out?

Dinner in Five
  • Jackie says:

    Thanks to you this is the only way we eat hotdogs now.

  • Szallum101 says:

    Flip them! Otherwise be prepared for them to burnt

  • Scooter says:

    It’s too bad you are already married

  • pk says:

    awesome
    Awsome!!!! put on a bun with carmalized onions and it was perfect. 2 onions and a can of regular coco cola and cook down to a brow-limp color. pk

  • Erin says:

    Did you cover them while you baked them?

  • Erin says:

    Thanks, same! I haven’t had these since I was a kid, my parents grilled them. I’m gonna try the oven to break my son in! Thanks for the reminder of a childhood memory.

  • Linda Kennedy says:

    This is the BEST WAY to do hot dogs!!! We stumbled on the idea and now it is the favorite way to have hot dogs.
    And cooking them in the oven is by far the easiest way. It’s also the easiest way to cook bacon, without the hot dogs.

  • Theresa Velez says:

    I used thick bacon (bought it by mistake). It still came out great. Had to let it cook a bit longer, but the kids didn’t mind the wait.

  • Desmond Anderson says:

    Thank you ladies for the tips

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