Spiral Hot Dogs with Queso Sauce

Anything on a stick is fun to eat. Especially if there are BBQ sauce and cheese involved. These spiral hot dogs are served with a queso dipping sauce that has the added bonus of being a fantastic dip for tortilla chips.

Spiral Hot Dogs with Queso SauceAdding Worcestershire sauce to BBQ sauce really adds a great flavor. People are expecting straight-up, normal BBQ sauce, and instead get a nice surprise when they take that first bite.

I used Weber’s no-high fructose corn syrup BBQ sauce. It’s smooth and good.

Spiral Hot Dogs with Queso Sauce
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4
Double the queso dip and have plenty left for dipping tortilla chips.
For the dogs
  • 1/4 cup your favorite barbecue Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Hot dogs (4 large dinner dogs or a package of regular sized dogs)
  • Bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
For the queso sauce
  • 1/4 pound (4 ounces) Velveeta® cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped seeded tomatoes (or substitute 1/2 cup canned petite diced tomatoes, drained)
  • Reserved barbecue and Worcestershire mix
  • Hot sauce, to taste (optional)
For the dogs
  1. Combine the barbecue sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the mixture for the queso sauce.
  2. Place a hot dog on a flat surface.
  3. Hold a knife at a 45 degree angle to the dog, and insert into the dog 1/8". Rotate the dog slowly, making an incision as you go.
  4. Repeat with remaining dogs.
  5. Carefully thread dogs onto the skewers.
  6. Place hot dogs over a hot grill. Cook for a few minutes then rotate.
  7. Once the dogs are nearly done, with a nice char, brush with the barbecue sauce mix and grill a little longer.
  8. Serve dogs with the queso sauce, for dipping.
For the queso sauce
  1. Place Velveeta and milk into a small sauce pan over medium heat.
  2. Stir often until the cheese has melted.
  3. Reduce the heat and stir in the tomatoes, reserved barbecue and Worcestershire mix, and hot sauce, if desired.
  4. Keep warm until ready to use.