How do you make a great hot dog better? Yes, you wrap it in bacon. Crispy, yummy bacon. But you’re not done yet. Then you add a good helping of a thick, sweet-heat sauce that makes mustard and ketchup boring. These bacon-wrapped hot dogs with Fire-Eater dog sauce are a great way to change up your everyday dogs. You can add more of your favorite toppings if you like, but don’t bury that great bacon flavor.
The Fire-Eater dog sauce is also perfect on hamburgers and fries, so make an extra big batch and keep it on hand in the fridge. To make a great smoky version use a hickory BBQ sauce. For an even spicier version use a hot BBQ sauce and add a few splashes of your favorite hot sauce. Bacon-wrapped hot dogs with Fire-Eater dog sauce are good no matter what.
Remember that if you have to refrigerate any leftover sauce, let it sit out on the counter for at least 30 minutes before using. Or warm it up a bit on the stovetop. You don’t want to ‘shock’ hot, just-cooked wings with a cold sauce.
Slicing your hot dogs before cooking helps ensure that the toppings don’t slide off. And that’s a good thing!
Also try my Banh Mi hot dogs.
Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs with Fire-Eater Dog Sauce
For the hot dogs
- 6 hot dogs
- 6 slices bacon
- 6 hot dog buns
For the hot dogs
- Wrap the hot dogs in the bacon.
- Fire up your grill for indirect cooking.
- Place bacon-wrapped dogs on the grill over indirect heat.
- Cook for 20 minutes, rotating often, until the bacon is cooked and starting to crisp.
- Remove and let cool slightly to let the bacon finish crisping.
- Serve on buns and drizzle with Fire-Eater dog sauce.
For the Fire-Eater dog sauce
- Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan.
- Bring to a simmer.
- Remove from heat and let cool until thickened.
Nutritional values are approximate.