Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Hot Dogs

BaconJalapenoHotDogs2 Enter Spring.

Longer evenings, crisp sunsets, dusting off the barbecue, sitting on a patio until 8 at night surrounded by good company and a pitcher of beer (or bottle of wine/iced tea/whatever floats your boat).

The only thing that could possibly make that scenario better is a pile of these hot dogs. These, my friends, are grown up hot dogs.

These wieners were born one afternoon when I was a) hungry (what else is new) and b) craving something salty and spicy and bursting with meat. Sorry vegetarians, you’ll have to sit this one out.

I made these in the oven only because my barbecue is old and I run the risk of burning my eyebrows off when I light it up. When I do get a new grill, though, this is all I’ll be making. I even plan on taking a bunch of these camping in the summer and roasting them over a campfire!

I kept the toppings fairly simple with fresh guacamole, caramelized onions and a bit of melty cheese. Since the selling point  is the bacon-wrapped jalapeño dog I didn’t want to mask the amazing taste by adding too many condiments. Feel free to do your thing though, and add as many condiments as you like!

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Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Hot Dogs
 
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These hot dogs are a hit at barbecues! Easy to make and bursting with flavour. Keep a few jalapeño seeds on the peppers for more heat.
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Recipe type: Hot Dogs
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 onions, sliced into strips
  • 6 hot dogs
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and sliced
  • 6-12 slices of bacon
  • 6 hot dog buns
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Guacamole
Instructions
  1. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack on top. Set aside. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in a skillet over low heat, then add onions. Cook, stirring often, until onions are soft and browned, about 30 minutes.
  3. To wrap the hot dogs: place a line of sliced jalapeños along one side of a wiener and carefully wrap with bacon. Use toothpicks to secure in place.
  4. Place hot dogs on the wire rack and bake until bacon is cooked, 15-20 minutes. For crispier bacon, broil on high for the last 2-3 minutes.
  5. Remove toothpicks and serve with caramelized onions, shredded cheese and guacamole.
Notes
I used jumbo hot dogs and needed two strips of bacon per hot dog to cover the whole thing. If you're using regular, smaller dogs, you may only need one strip (but come on, more bacon = better).

 

Comments

  1. putonyourcakepants@gmail.com' says

    Oh wow…I nearly just started salivating as I looked at this. How have I never before thought to wrap a hot dog in bacon and add a big dollop of guac?! I must start making up for lost time, immediately. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. pat@petitsplatsentreamis.com' says

    Cette idée de hot-dog me plait beaucoup. Je pense que je vais les faire pour samedi.
    Tu peux te dire que tes hot-dogs vont être cuisiné en France maintenant ;)
    Je mettrais la recette sur mon blog ! Merci ;)

    • says

      Merci, Patricia! Il est tellement excitant que nos recettes sont lus en France! Nous nous excusons pour notre français cassé, il a été quelques années puisque nous avons parlé francais:)

  3. jaymibh@hotmail.com'Jaymi Harrison says

    Instead of avocado I used regular spicy brown mustard. It was just as good and gave it a bit iof a kick.

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  1. […] Hot dogs don’t usually have a strong taste, so just about anything you add will complement them. Whether you want to top it with even more meat and cheese, or with any of your favorite greens, the hot dog can stand up to it all. You can also integrate them into pastas, rice, sandwiches, tacos, stir fries and anything else that needs a little protein without a strong taste. Chopped, ground or whole, these plain sausages can be used in, and for, any main course. Even as leftovers, hot dogs keep well and can be adapted to any food craving so you never get bored of them (unlike Thanksgiving leftovers). Take uneaten frankfurters and load them with veggies to make a Banh Mi hot dog, add more BBQ leftovers for a pulled pork coleslaw hot dog or wrap them up in bacon and spice them up with these jalapeño hot dogs. […]

  2. […] Hot dogs don’t usually have a strong taste, so just about anything you add will complement them. Whether you want to top it with even more meat and cheese, or with any of your favorite greens, the hot dog can stand up to it all. You can also integrate them into pastas, rice, sandwiches, tacos, stir fries and anything else that needs a little protein without a strong taste. Chopped, ground or whole, these plain sausages can be used in, and for, any main course. Even as leftovers, hot dogs keep well and can be adapted to any food craving so you never get bored of them (unlike Thanksgiving leftovers). Take uneaten frankfurters and load them with veggies to make a Banh Mi hot dog, add more BBQ leftovers for a pulled pork coleslaw hot dog or wrap them up in bacon and spice them up with these jalapeño hot dogs. […]

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