Hot Mess Hot Dogs

I made a big ole batch of Hot Mess Cheeseburgers the other day, They were topped with a crazy good cheese mix that includes peppers and hot sauce among other great things. Those cheeseburgers got me to thinking that the same topping would be just as great on a weiner. The logical next thing to do was make Hot Mess hot dogs!

Hot Mess Hot DogsI used Louisiana Hot Sauce when I made the Hot Mess hot dog cheese mixture. I love that stuff. It has a great spicy flavor and just the right amount of heat. But, if you prefer more heat add in a minced jalapeno or two.

Hot Mess Hot Dogs

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


For the hot dogs

  • 4 large hot dogs
  • 4 hot dog buns

For the cheese topping

  • 1 cup of your favorite shredded cheeses we used sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, and Mozzarella
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons or more chopped pimento peppers
  • Louisiana Hot Sauce to taste


  • Combine all of the cheese topping ingredients.
  • Grill the dogs and toast the buns as desired.
  • Place dogs on buns and top with cheese topping. Return to grill and let cheese melt.
  • Sprinkle dogs with extra hot sauce if desired.

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