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Smoked Spiral Hot Dogs Version 2.0

Smoked Spiral Hot Dogs

If you have a smoker, you need to make smoked spiral hot dogs. They are quite different than regular ole grilled dogs
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword hot dogs, smoked
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 229kcal
Author Mike


  • 4 Hot dogs
  • 1 wood skewer
  • Hot dog marinade I used my easy hot dog marinade
  • 4 Hot dog buns
  • Your favorite toppings


  • Working one at a time, slide the skewer through the center of a dog, lengthwise. If you get it crooked just carefully pull it back and try again. I've found that laying the hot dog on a counter and sliding the skewer in while keeping it perfectly horizontal helps. Alternatively you can buy a hot dog spiralizer. See the post text for more information.
  • Take a sharp knife and starting at one end, slice into the dog until you hit the skewer while keeping a 30-45 degree angle. Rotate the dog until you've sliced all the way to the other end. Don't worry if they aren't perfect and don't worry if you have to sacrifice a dog or two until you get them the way you want them. Remove the skewer and slice the remaining hot dogs.
  • Place dogs into a container. Add the marinade and refrigerate while you fire up your smoker for 250 F using a light wood such as hickory or maple.
  • Transfer the dogs onto the smoker and smoke for 1 hour.
  • Remove dogs and serve on buns with your favorite toppings.


Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 520mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 3mg