What is the ingredient that makes hot dogs awesome. Yep, it is cheese. What is the only thing that can make a cheese dog better, Yep, Bacon!!! So I stuffed the hot dog with cheese, wrapped it in bacon and slowly roasted it over indirect heat. In return I was given the greatest hot dog in the world. It had a great crispy crust and a creamy cheese center. It was basically the greatest hot dog ever.
Slowly cooking the hot dog over indirect heat allows you to have a crispy bacon crust that is cooked all the way through.
Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog
- All Beef Natural Casing Hot Dog
- Swiss Cheese
- 2 strips of thick cut bacon
- 3-4 toothpicks
The ingredients list for this post is quite small but the flavor is out of this world.
The first step is to cut a slit in the hot dog. Cut the slit about 3/4 of the way through the hot dog. Next stuff as much Swiss cheese as you can into the slit.
Finally wrap the hot dog with the bacon. Start at one end, anchor the bacon with a toothpick, and then start wrapping. When the bacon starts to run out, add another piece of bacon and use a single toothpick to hold both pieces in place. Then continue until the end and use another toothpick to hold the other end in place. Having less toothpicks will make it easier to rotate the hot dog.
Next preheat 1/2 of the grill to medium/high heat. Then place the hot dogs over indirect heat and grill.
Rotate the dogs every 4-5 minutes.
The whole process is going to take about 20 minutes but it is totally worth it. By doing it over indirect heat and constantly turning you get a crispy piece of bacon that is not raw on the inside. Cooking over direct heat would cook the outside of the bacon and leave the inside raw.
Finally server the hot dog on a nice hot dog bun.
I prefer mustard on mine.
You have to try this one. There is no better way to utilize bacon on the grill. Wrapping a hot dog in bacon is pure pleasure.